Dr Bruce Clark

Bruce Clark is a senior Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and an expert in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), leading the National and Specialist OCD, BDD and Related Disorders Service at The Maudsley Hospital.

He has considerable expertise in the assessment and management of Autism Spectrum Disorders, OCD, BDD, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, as well as behavioural management issues.

Dr Clark has considerable experience in the use of medications to support the treatment of mental health issues in children and young people.


Other Roles

Dr Clark is also the Clinical Director for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Clinical Academic Group at the South London and Maudsley Hospital Foundation Trust. This involves providing clinical leadership to nearly 600 staff within the service.

Dr Clark is an advisor to the UK Department of Health, The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence as well as The Royal College of the Psychiatrists.

He is a member of the Special Advisory Group to the national charity OCD action

He is one of twelve UK based senior clinicians who was selected to advise nationally on the development and commissioning of high quality child and adolescent health services.



Dr Clark’s first degree was in Pathology at The University of Edinburgh.  He then completed training in Medicine at The University of Edinburgh.  Dr Clark then worked in for three years in general medicine at The Royal London Hospital.

His postgraduate training was in psychiatry at The Bethlem and Maudsley Hospitals, the national specialist hospitals for mental health in the United Kingdom. He finished this training within the national and specialist services for children at The Maudsley Hospital.

In addition, Dr Clark completed a Wellcome Research Fellowship at The Institute of Psychiatry, in the Department of Neuroscience.



Dr Clark’s previous research interests have included basic molecular and cellular mechanisms underpinning mental health difficulties.  He is now involved in research looking at improving access to high-quality evidence-based treatments.  This has included research around how to improve access to CAMHS services, including specialist mental health services.

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