Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Professor Andrew McIntosh

Andrew McIntosh is Professor of Biological Psychiatry in the Division of Psychiatry.

Andrew McIntosh

Chair of Biological Psychiatry

  • Division of Psychiatry
  • Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Contact details

He is an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in NHS Lothian.


Professor McIntosh graduated in Medicine from Aberdeen University in 1995 and completed his Psychiatry training within Scotland.

He has held several posts, including that of Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, MRC Research Fellow, Academy of Medical Sciences Clinician Scientist, Reader and Visiting Associate Professor at Yale Medical School.

Research interests

Professor McIntosh's main research interest is in the identification of the causes and consequences of depression.  His work relies on the use of genomics, brain imaging and data science methodologies.

Markers of esteem

Chair of Generation Scotland Mental Health Expert Working Group

Co-chair of Psychiatric Genomics Consortium Major Depressive Disorder Working Group

Associate Director of the NRS Mental Health network

Ad-hoc member of Wellcome Trust Review Groups and Fellowships Committee

Chair of MQ Mental Health Data Science Group

Rotating Chair of UK Biobank Mental Health Genetic Group


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