Dr Derek Tracy
Consultant Psychiatrist & Clinical Director
At: Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Derek Tracy is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, London. His directorate is a nationally innovative integrated model encompassing adult social care, mental and physical health services.
He is a Senior Lecturer at King’s and University College London, running three MSc modules, and he has published over ninety peer-reviewed scientific papers and seven book chapters. In 2018 he was elected to the executive of the Royal College of Psychiatry’s academic faculty. His current research interests include novel psychoactive substances (‘legal highs’), and Derek is a member of the Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs that provides expert scientific advice to the UK Home Office on drug harms.
Derek is a board member of the British Journal of Psychiatry, writing its Kaleidoscope and Highlights columns. He is the journal editor for public engagement, running its twitter, podcast, and blogs. In 2020 he was elected to the Royal Society of Medicine’s Psychiatry Council.
He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, the Royal Society of Arts, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists. In 2019 he was awarded the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s “Communicator of the Year” award.