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Professor Scott Weich

Scott Weich


Professor of Psychiatry
Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Clinical Director, West Midlands (South) CLRN


Mental Health & Wellbeing
Room B147
Medical School Building
Gibbet Hill Campus
University of Warwick
Tel: 024 7657 4708
Fax: 024 7652 8375



Scott's main research interests include the socio-economic and contextual determinants of the most common mental disorders, anxiety and depression in general population settings. He has experience of epidemiological research, especially cohort studies and secondary analysis of complex data sets.

Currently funded projects include an evaluation of a lifestyle change intervention in people with severe mental illness. He is a collaborator on several national surveys of psychiatric morbidity.


Scott trained at Cambridge University and St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School, before completing post-graduate training in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and an MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was a Lecturer in Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, before being appointed as a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Free Hospital Medical School (now Royal Free and University College Medical School) in 1996. He was appointed Foundation Professor of Psychiatry at Warwick Medical School in June 2003 and works as an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist with Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust. He was appointed as Clinical Director of West Midlands (South) CLRN in October 2010.


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  • Weich, Scott, Pearce, Hannah L., Croft, Peter R., Singh, Swaran P., Crome, Ilana B., Bashford, James and Frisher, Martin.. (2014) 'Effect of anxiolytic and hypnotic drug prescriptions on mortality hazards : retrospective cohort study.' BMJ 348 (Article no. g1996), [article]
  • Mitrofan, Oana, Paul, Moli, Weich, Scott and Spencer, Nick. (2014) 'Aggression in children with behavioural/emotional difficulties: seeing aggression on television and video games.' BMC Psychiatry 14 (1, Article no. 287), [article]
  • Taggart, F. M., Friede, T., Weich, S., Clarke, A., Johnson, M. R. D. and Stewart-Brown, S. L. (2013) 'Cross cultural evaluation of the Warwick-Edinburgh mental well-being scale (WEMWBS) -a mixed methods study' Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 11 (Article no. 27), [article]
  • Bhui, K., McCabe, R., Weich, S., Singh, S. P., Johnson, M. R. D. and Szczepura, A. (2013) 'THERACOM : a systematic review of the evidence base for interventions to improve Therapeutic Communications between black and minority ethnic populations and staff in specialist mental health services.' Systematic Reviews Volume 2 (Number 1. Article no. 15), [article]
  • Ali, A., Ambler, G., Strydom, A., Rai, D., Cooper, C., McManus, S., Weich, S., Meltzer, H., Dein, S., and Hassiotis, A.. (2013) 'The relationship between happiness and intelligent quotient : the contribution of socio-economic and clinical factors.' Psychological Medicine 43 (6), 1303 - 1312 [article]

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  • ..., Date of Completion: 2010

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