Dr Richard Corrigall


Consultant Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Richard Corrigall is a Consultant Psychiatrist at Snowsfields Adolescent Unit.

Other roles

He is Chair of Trust’s Local Negotiating Committee and CAMHS lead for medical student teaching

He has made policy contributions to:

2007: “Pushed into the Shadows” for the Office of the Children’s Commissioner

2003: “Where Next? – Report 1” for YoungMinds

2001: “Turned Upside Down” for The Mental Health Foundation

2000: “Whose Crisis?” for YoungMinds

He was a member of the Children and Young People’s Clinical Pathway Group for London, part of NHS Next Stage Review of 2007/08. He was also a member of the project reference group for Royal College Review of Standards for Care of Young People on Adult Wards.


Dr Corrigall studied at Newcastle Medical School and trained at the Maudsley.

He established Snowsfields Adolescent Unit from scratch in 1998, which was based at Guy’s Hospital until it transferred to the Maudsley in 2010. It was the first adolescent unit in the UK to offer 24/7 emergency access using all beds.

He has been the recipient of awards that include: Regional Winner and National Finalist in the Mental Health category of the Health and Social Care Awards 2004; Highly Commended in the Young People’s Mental Health category of NIMH Positive Practice Awards 2004; Finalist for Hospital Doctor Awards 2004.


His research work includes a planned randomised controlled trial of alternatives to inpatient care for adolescents with severe mental illness. He has also been a collaborator with a number of Institute of Psychiatry studies relating to early onset psychosis

Previous research topics include inpatient care for adolescents; psychological treatments for psychosis; brain development in early onset psychosis; and ethnicity and use of MHA.

He has led research and educational presentations in the UK and abroad.


Corrigall RJ. Asymptomatic malaria parasitaemia and the antibody response to tetanus toxoid vaccination. Trans Roy Soc Trop Med Hyg 1988; 82: 540-1.

Corrigall R, Chong K, Paley M, Harrison M, Lantos P, Everall I. Application of spatial data analysis in the quantitative assessment of cerebral white matter pathology on MRI brain scans in HIV infection. Clinical Neuropathology 1993; 12: S21.

Corrigall RJ, Murray RM. Twin concordance for congenital and adult onset psychosis: a preliminary study of the validity of a novel classification of schizophrenia. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 1994; 89: 142-5.

Corrigall RJ, Chong WK, Paley M, Wilkinson ID, Lantos P, Everall I. Spatial data analysis in the quantitative assessment of cerebral white matter pathology on MR images in HIV infection. Neuroradiology 1995; 37: 429-33.

Corrigall RJ and Ford T. Euphoria induced by methylphenidate in an eleven year old. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1996; 35: 1421.

Corrigall RJ and Nikapota A. Maudsley community item sheet: clinical data registration system for child guidance clinics. Psychiatric Bulletin 1998; 22: 356-8.

Corrigall R and Mitchell B. Service innovations: rethinking in-patient provision for adolescents. A report from a new service. Psychiatric Bulletin 2002; 26: 388-92.

Corrigall R and Browning S. Psychological interventions for adolescent psychosis (PIFAP). Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica Supplementum 2002; 106: 88.

Vourdas A, Pipe R, Corrigall R and Frangou S. Increased developmental deviance and premorbid dysfunction in early onset schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research 2003; 62: 13-22.

Corrigall R, Browning S, Blair M and Wragg J. Want to know more about psychosis? A YoungMinds Booklet. YoungMinds 2003.

Corrigall R, Refaat R. Integrated in-patient adolescent services. British Journal of Psychiatry 2004; 184: 455.

Penttilä J, Cachia A, Paillère-Martinot M-L, Mangin J-F, Burke L, Corrigall R, Frangou S and Martinot J-L. Global and temporal cortical folding in patients with early-onset schizophrenia. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2008; 47: 1125-32.

Corrigall R. GPs key in detecting psychosis. The Practioner 2008; 252(1702):6

Share this page