Paul Shotbolt studied medicine at Cambridge University and Guy’s and St.Thomas’s Hospitals, qualifying in 1996. He completed all of his psychiatric training at the Maudsley Hospital, obtaining his certificate of completion of training in 2007. Paul took an academic route through his higher training, working as a research fellow in the Department of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry.
Subsequently he was awarded a Wellcome Translational Training Fellowship in 2007, and between 2007-2010 Paul was the principal investigator on several neurochemical imaging studies at the PET centre at Imperial College, Hammersmith.
Paul is interested in the neuropsychiatric aspects of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, in particular functional neurological disorder (FND). He was a member of the latest NICE Guideline Development Group for Parkinson’s disease. He is currently involved in several research projects with the King’s College Hospital Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) group. He also has an interest in neurochemical imaging, particularly of brain dopamine systems. He has recently initiated several research projects using virtual reality (VR) for diagnosis and treatment of FND; He is currently supervising a Medical Research Council-funded PhD student on this subject at the IoPPN.
In 2010 Paul took up his current position of Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital. In 2016 he was appointed to the post of Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry and is the Programme Leader for the Clinical Neuropsychiatry MSc.