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Professor James MacCabe

Job title Consultant Psychiatrist

Area of expertise

  • Treatment resistant psychosis
  • The use of clozapine
  • Managing the adverse effects of clozapine
  • Rechallenge with clozapine in medically complicated patients
  • Intramuscular clozapine treatment
  • Personalised medicine in psychosis


Professor MacCabe qualified in medicine in 1995 at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, having obtained an Intercalated BSc in Psychology and Basic Medical Sciences at University College London in 1992.

He trained in psychiatry at the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospitals from 1997 to 2000, including periods in the National Psychosis Unit from 1997 to 1998 and 2001 to 2002, while pursuing a parallel academic career at the Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience King’s College London.

In 2004 he obtained a clinical training fellowship from the Medical Research Council, obtaining an MSc in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2006, and a PhD in 2008. He was appointed Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the National Psychosis Service in 2005 and divides his time equally between his academic and clinical work. He serves as a trustee on the board of the mental health charity SANE.

Education and Training

  • 2002 to 2008 – King’s College London (PhD in Psychiatric Epidemiology)
  • 2005 to 2006 – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (MSc in Epidemiology)
  • 1997 to 2004 – Maudsley Clinical Training Scheme in Psychiatry (MRCPsych)
  • 1991 to 1992 – University College London (BSc in Psychology and Basic Medical Sciences) 1989 – 1995 – Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School (MB BS)


Professor MacCabe has published approximately 200 peer reviewed articles in the field of the epidemiology and treatment of schizophrenia and related disorders. His full publication list can be viewed at Kings College London website.

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