Dr Derek Tracy, Clinical Director for Bexley

Dr Derek Tracy, Clinical Director for Bexley

As well as his clinical and managerial roles, Derek Tracy is a Senior Lecturer at King’s College London and University College London, where he runs three MSc modules. He has published over ninety peer-reviewed scientific papers and seven book chapters. He is an elected member of the executives of the Royal College of Psychiatry’s academic faculty (since 2018), its evolutionary psychiatry faculty (since 2019), and the Royal Society of Medicine's psychiatry council (since 2020). His current research interests include new psychoactive substances (‘legal highs’), and Derek is a member of the Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs that provides expert scientific advice to the UK Home Office on drug harms.

Derek is a board member of the British Journal of Psychiatry, writing its Kaleidoscope column, and is its editor for public engagement and education. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, the Royal Society of Arts, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and he is a member of the British Academy of Forensic Sciences. In 2019 he was awarded the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s “Communicator of the Year” award.