Professor Matthew Broome BSc (Hons), MBChB (Hons), PGCAP, PhD, PhD, FRCPsych

Professor Matthew Broome

School of Psychology
Professor of Psychiatry and Youth Mental Health
Director of the Institute for Mental Health

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School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Youth Mental Health - Birmingham HeroesMatthew is an academic psychiatrist and Director of the Institute for Mental Health at the University.  He is a leader in the field of early psychosis and in the philosophy and ethics of mental health.


BSc (Hons), MBChB (Hons), PGCAP, PhD, PhD, FRCPsych

Matthew is medical doctor and who has undertaken postgraduate training in psychiatry.  He works clinically as Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in Birmingham.  Matthew has PhDs in both Psychiatry (neuroimaging and cognitive neuropsychology) and in Philosophy.


Matthew studied as an undergraduate at the University of Birmingham, where he graduated with degrees in Neuropharmacology and in Medicine.  After working as a junior doctor in the University Hospitals in Birmingham, he moved to the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust to undertake training in postgraduate psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, Bethlem Royal Hospital, and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.  After attaining his MRCPsych, Matthew was clinical research fellow and subsequently Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, where he undertook his first PhD. During this time, he helped the development of novel Early Intervention in Psychosis services in South London, and specifically the OASIS service for those who may be in the prodromal phase of illness.


In 2006, Matthew was appointed as Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Warwick and, in 2013, Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychiatry at the University of Oxford.  He remains affiliated to St Hilda’s College and is a Distinguished Research Fellow in the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford.  In 2017, he returned to the University of Birmingham to take up his current post. In parallel to his University role, Matthew is Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist to the East Birmingham Early Intervention in Psychosis service, part of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, and is NIHR CRN West Midlands Clinical Research Lead.


Matthew teaching on the School of Psychology undergraduate Psychology courses and is part of the leadership team for the Institute for Mental Health MSc in Mental Health. He co-leads (with Lisa Bortolotti) the module in the Philosophy and Ethics of Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Postgraduate supervision

Matthew is interested in supervising students in the following areas:

  • Delusions
  • Prodromal Psychosis and the ARMS/UHR
  • Mood instability and dysregulation
  • The relationship between autism and schizophrenia
  • Functional neuroimaging and psychiatry
  • Phenomenological psychopathology
  • Interdisciplinary mental health
  • Philosophy and ethics of mental health

Please contact Matthew directly.

Current Doctoral Research Students

Delfina Bilello

Joseph Houlders 

Aneela Khan

Eugenia Lancellotta

Noorit Larson

Lucy Prior

Rosa Ritunanno

Jess Williams

Post-doctoral Research Fellows

Clara Humpston

Isabel Morales-Munoz


Research interests:

Early psychosis (first episode and prodrome), delusion formation, mood instability, autism and schizophrenia, GABA, psychiatric neuroimaging, phenomenological psychopathology,  philosophy and ethics of mental health, interdisciplinary mental health, youth mental health, medical humanities.

Researcher identifier numbers:
Scopus Author ID: 7006823993

Other activities

Matthew is Deputy Editor of The British Journal of Psychiatry, and editor for the Oxford University Press book series, International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry.

Matthew is an Executive Committee member of the International Association of Youth Mental Health. 


Recent publications


Shields, GE, Buck, D, Varese, F, Yung, AR, Thompson, A, Husain, N, Broome, MR, Upthegrove, R, Byrne, R & Davies, LM 2022, 'A review of economic evaluations of health care for people at risk of psychosis and for first-episode psychosis', BMC Psychiatry, vol. 22, no. 1, 126.

Bergen, C, Bortolotti, L, Tallent, K, Broome, M, Larkin, M, Temple, R, Fadashe, C, Lee, C, Lim, MC & Mccabe, R 2022, 'Communication in youth mental health clinical encounters: Introducing the agential stance', Theory and Psychology, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 1-24.

Harris, O, Andrews, C, Broome, M, Kustner, C & Jacobsen, P 2022, 'Epistemic injustice amongst clinical and non-clinical voice-hearers: a qualitative thematic analysis study', British Journal of Clinical Psychology, vol. 61, no. 4, pp. 947-963.

Ritunnano, R, Kleinman, J, Whyte Oshodi, D, Michail, M, Nelson, B, Humpston, CS & Broome, MR 2022, 'Subjective experience and meaning of delusions in psychosis: a systematic review and qualitative evidence synthesis', The Lancet Psychiatry, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 458-476.

Keerthy, D, Chandan, JS, Abramovaite, J, Gokhale, KM, Bandyopadhyay, S, Day, E, Marwaha, S, Broome, MR, Nirantharakumar, K & Humpston, C 2021, 'Associations between primary care recorded cannabis use and mental ill health in the UK: a population-based retrospective cohort study using UK primary care data', Psychological Medicine, pp. 1-10.

Leighton, SP, Krishnadas, R, Upthegrove, R, Marwaha, S, Steyerberg, EW, Gkoutos, G, Broome, M, Liddle, P, Everard, L, Singh, S, Freemantle, N, Fowler, D, Jones, P, Sharma, V, Murray, RM, Wykes, T, Drake, R, Buchan, I, Rogers, SN, Cavanagh, J, Lewis, S, Birchwood, M & Mallikarjun, P 2021, 'Development and validation of a non-remission risk prediction model in first episode psychosis: An Analysis of 2 Longitudinal Studies', Schizophrenia Bulletin Open, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. sgab041.

Ritunnano, R, Humpston, C & Broome, M 2021, 'Finding order within the disorder: a case study exploring the meaningfulness of delusions', BJPsych Bulletin.

Gifford, G, Crossley, N, Morgan, S, Kempton, MJ, Dazzan, P, Modinos, G, Azis, M, Samson, C, Bonoldi, I, Quinn, B, Smart, SE, Antoniades, M, Bossong, MG, Broome, MR, Perez, J, Howes, OD, Stone, JM, Allen, P, Grace, AA & McGuire, P 2021, 'Integrated metastate functional connectivity networks predict change in symptom severity in clinical high risk for psychosis', Human Brain Mapping, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 439-451.

Denno, P, Wallis, S, Caldwell, K, Ives, J, Wood, SJ, Broome, MR, Mallikarjun, P, Oyebode, F & Upthegrove, R 2021, 'Listening to voices: understanding and self-management of auditory verbal hallucinations in young adults', Psychosis.

Morales-Muñoz, I, Upthegrove, R, Mallikarjun, PK, Broome, MR & Marwaha, S 2021, 'Longitudinal associations between cognitive deficits in childhood and psychopathological symptoms in adolescence and young adulthood', JAMA network open, vol. 4, no. 4, e214724.


Ratcliffe, M & Broome, M 2022, Beyond ‘salience’ and ‘affordance’: understanding anomalous experiences of significant possibilities. in S Archer (ed.), Salience: a philosophical enquiry. 1st edn, Routledge, London.


Broome, MR 2022, 'The challenges of youth mental health: showing the hero out of the panopticon', World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 77-78.

Ritunnano, R, Broome, M & Stanghellini, G 2021, 'Charting new phenomenological paths for empirical research on delusions: embracing complexity, finding meaning', JAMA psychiatry, vol. 78, no. 10, pp. 1063-1064.

Allen, P, Hird, EJ, Orlov, N, Modinos, G, Bossong, M, Antoniades, M, Sampson, C, Azis, M, Howes, O, Stone, J, Perez, J, Broome, M, Grace, AA & McGuire, P 2021, 'Correction: Adverse clinical outcomes in people at clinical high-risk for psychosis related to altered interactions between hippocampal activity and glutamatergic function', Translational Psychiatry, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 607.


Lane, N & Broome, M 2022, 'Towards personalised predictive psychiatry in clinical practice: an ethical perspective', The British Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 220, no. 4, pp. 172–174.

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I am a psychiatrist interested in the onset of mental disorders in young people. I have worked largely in the area of early psychosis, and am also interested in mood instability, autism, bullying, suicide and self-harm, and the philosophy and ethics of mental health.

  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness in young people
  • Early psychosis (especially high-risk)
  • Philosophy and ethics in mental health
  • Mood instability
  • Autism
  • Suicide and self-harm
  • Cognitive neuropsychology

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