Director, Pharmacy and Pathology
David Taylor is Director of Pharmacy and Pathology at the Maudsley Hospital, Professor of Psychopharmacology at King’s College, London and Honorary Professor at the Institute of Psychiatry. David is also the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology and Head of Pharmaceutical Sciences in King’s Health Partners. He has previously been President of the College of Mental Health Pharmacists and Chairman of the UK Psychiatric Pharmacy Group. Professor Taylor has been the lead author of the Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines since their inception in 1993. The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines have sold over 200,000 copies in eleven editions and been translated into nine languages. David has also authored over 200 clinical papers in journals such as the BMJ, British Journal of Psychiatry and Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. These papers have been cited over 5000 times. Professor Taylor has an H Index of 41.
Studies of drug use in mental health