Dr Donald MacIntyre (MD FRCPsych FBCS)

Director, NRS Mental Health Network. Honorary Reader & Consultant Psychiatrist.


Donald is a consultant general psychiatrist in NHS Lothian and Associate Medical Director (Mental Health) at NHS 24. He has combined research and clinical practice throughout his career. He was awarded MD in 2013 and promoted to Honorary Reader in 2017. He was a member of cohort 1 on the NHS Digital Academy in 2018 and made a Fellow of the Faculty Of Clinical Informatics in 2019. He was appointed Director of the NHS Research Scotland (NRS) Mental Health Network in 2022. He was made a Fellow of the British Computer Society in 2024.

Research summary

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


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