Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Dr Donald MacIntyre

Dr Donald MacIntyre is an NRS Clinician and Honorary Reader in the Division of Psychiatry.

Dr Donald James MacIntyre (BSc MBChB, MD, MRCPsych)

NRS Clinician & Honorary Reader

  • Division of Psychiatry, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
  • Associate Medical Director (Mental Health), NHS 24
  • Consultant Psychiatrist, NHS Lothian

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Research Summary

Donald is an NHS consultant general psychiatrist, currently seconded to NHS 24 as mental health clinical lead, a post which he combines with clinical research. He graduated in Edinburgh in 1996, worked in London as a casualty officer, and started psychiatric training in 1999. He has combined research and clinical practice throughout his career. He was fortunate to be involved in the family and population-based biobank, Generation Scotland, and its extension, STRADL, led by Prof Andrew McIntosh.

Donald was awarded MD in 2013, an NHS Research Scotland (NRS) Fellowship in 2014 and was promoted to Honorary Reader in 2017.


Word-cloud of Donald MacIntyre's research interests
Word-cloud of Donald MacIntyre's research interests

Research aims and areas of interest

Donald is interested in exploring the validity of psychiatric diagnoses using novel methods of phenotyping and using technological innovations, routine measurement and record linkage to improve mental health care and treatment.


Funding Sources

  • Chief Scientist Office
  • Digital Health Institute
  • Scottish Mental Health Research Network
  • Scottish Government

Further Information


Related links

Read more about CCBS research into psychiatric disorders