Dr Andrew Stanfield

Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist


Following completion of his basic specialist training in psychiatry, Dr Stanfield took up a position as a clinical lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. Within this post he obtained a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship to examine the relationship between the autism and schizophrenia spectrums.

Following this, he was appointed as a Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Division of Psychiatry and Co-director of the Patrick Wild Centre.

He undertakes clinical work as an honorary consultant psychiatrist for NHS Lothian Learning Disability Services, including sessions for the Regional Autism Spectrum Disorders Consultancy Service.

He is also a founding board member of Tailor Ed Foundation, a lottery funded charity which provides behavioural interventions to children with autism.

Responsibilities & affiliations

Co-director of the Patrick Wild Centre for Research into Autism, Fragile X Syndrome & Intellectual Disabilities

Member of the Scottish Government Autism Reference Group

Member of the Executive Committee of the Academic Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Board member, Tailor Ed Foundation

Research summary

Dr Stanfield’s research interests primarily relate to the autism spectrum, intellectual disabilities and related neurodevelopmental disorders. While our understanding of these conditions has increased dramatically in recent years, in many cases this has yet to be translated into meaningful clinical benefits for individuals affected by them. His research is aimed at bridging this gap.

Related links

Neurodevelopmental conditions & neurodiversity research at the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Psychiatric disorders research at the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

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