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The Priory Hospital Hayes Grove
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Dr Jeremy Broadhead
MA(Oxon) MBBS MPhil FRCPsych


Dr Broadhead has been a consultant psychiatrist at the Priory Hospital Hayes Grove, a part of the Priory Group, since 2002, when he returned from New Zealand. In 2004 he was appointed Hospital Medical Director. In 2012 he was appointed Clinical Director for private practice at the Priory Group. He has been an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in the section of General Practice and Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is specially approved by the Secretary of State under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act, 2007.

He was awarded an open exhibition to Exeter College, Oxford, where he read medicine and then completed his clinical training at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, passing final exams with Distinction. After working in surgery, oncology and neurology he became increasingly aware of the primacy of mental health as the determinant of patients' quality of life. He trained in psychiatry at the prestigious Maudsley Hospital in south London, with experience in the fields of old age, general adult, child and addicitions psychiatry. In this time he completed a research degree (MPhil) on bipolar illness.

He was appointed to a consultant post at the Bethlem & Maudsley NHS Trust, South London, in 1994. In that role (1995-1998) he ran a busy Community Mental Health Team in an ethnically diverse and socially deprived area of south London.  He developed a Mother and Baby service for the Borough of Croydon, which won the Sir Graham Day Award for NHS service development (1999).

He has spent approaching ten years overseas. This time included as a Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore (1987), as a Lecturer in psychiatry at the University of Zimbabwe (1990-1992) and as Clinical Director for Mental Health Services in West Auckland, New Zealand (1998-2002). In those countries and in the United Kingdom he has considerable experience teaching about mental health to different professional groups.

His research and publications (see below) include in basic science, on pituitary function and the effect of Alzheimer's disease on the amygdala, about psychiatric illnesses including depression, mania and Alzheimer's disease, on the role of social factors in the development of anxiety and depressive illness, and models for establishing mental health services in developing countries. This latter work was in Zimbabwe. He retains a strong interest in teaching and assisting with the development of mental health services in sub-Saharan Africa.

He has extensive clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of adult psychiatric conditions. He works with therapists and psychologists with whom he has developed close working relationships over the past ten years. His approach is to provide a thorough diagnostic assessment, and then to give detailed information about treatment possibilites to assist patients to make optimally informed decisions about their care.

At the Priory Hospital Hayes Grove he is consultant psychiatrist for a unit treating psychiatric disorder co-morbid with high functioning autistic spectrum disorder. 


Charlton H.M., Holpin D.M., Iddon C., Rosie R., Levy G., Megson A., Morris J.F., Speight A., Ward B.J., Broadhead J.C., Davey-Smith G., Fink G. (1983)  The effects of daily administration of single and multiple injections of gonadotrophic releasing hormone on pituitary and gonadal function in the hypogonadal mouse.  Endocrinology Aug; 113 (2) 535-544.

Rovner B.W, Broadhead J.C, Spencer M, Carson K, Folstein M. (1989)  Depression and Alzheimer's Disease. American Journal of Psychiatry, 146: 3, 350- 353.

Abas M., Broadhead J.C. (1989) The Tiananmen Square Massacre. British Medical Journal, 299, 267‑270

WHO consensus statement (1990) Abas M., Acuda S., Broadhead J.C., Chagwedera I.V., Chikara F.B., Piachaud J.M., Stefanovic M., Vermeulen J., British Journal of Psychiatry, 157, 619 - 620.

Broadhead J.C. and Jacoby R.J. (1990)  Mania in Old Age: A First Prospective Study.  International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 5, 215 - 222.

Rovner B.W., German P.S., Broadhead J.C., Morriss R.K., Blaustein J., Folstein M.F. (1990) The prevalence and management of dementia and other psychiatric disorders in nursing homes.  International Psychogeriatrics, Spring, 2(1): 13-24.

Broadhead J.C. and Abas M.A. (1991) Repression in China. Medicine and War, Vol. 7, 40-48.

Abas M.A. and Broadhead J.C. (1992) Concepts of Maternal Depression in Zimbabwe.  Marce Society Bulletin, Autumn, 21-24.

Broadhead J.C. and Abas M.A. (1992) Conference on the Consequences of Organised Violence in Southern Africa. Medicine and War, 1991, 7, 291 ‑ 295.

Broadhead J.C. and Abas M.A. (1992) Proceedings of a Community Workshop on Mental Health.  Harare:  Matthews Printers.

Broadhead J.C. and Abas M.A. (1992) Shona Translation of the Present State Examination.  Harare: Matthews Printers.

Broadhead J.C. and Abas M.A. (1994)  Depressive Illness - Zimbabwe. Tropical Doctor, 24, 27-30.

Abas M.A., Broadhead J.C., Mbape P., Khumalo-Sakatukwa, G.  Defeating depression in the developing world.  A Zimbabwean Model.  British Journal of Psychiatry, 1994, 164, 293-296.

Abas M.A. and Broadhead J.C.  (1994)  Mental ill health - as great a concern for developing world. Editorial - British Medical Journal, 308, 1052-1053.

Broadhead J.C. and Abas M.A. (1994) Primary mental health care in developing countries, peer reviewed working paper for: World mental health: priorities, problems and responses. Eds: Desjarlais R, Kleinman A & Eisenberg L., Oxford University Press.

Phelan M. and Broadhead J.C. (1994) Psychiatry Forum. Africa Health, 16 (2) 26-27.

Broadhead J.C. & Jacoby R.J. Mania in old age. (1995) In: Geriatric Psychiatry. Eds: E.Murphy & A.Alexopoulos, Wiley, London.

Broadhead J.C. and Abas M.A. (1995) The presentation and management of mental illness at the primary care level in the developing countries. In: The predicaments of health: social and mental wellbeing in the transformation of low-income societies. Eds: Desjarlais R, Kleinman A & Eisenberg L., Westview press, USA.

Broadhead J.C. Mental ill-health in urban areas. (1995) In: Urbanisation and mental health in developing countries. Eds: Harpham T & Blue I. Aldershot, UK: Avebury

Broadhead J.C. and Abas M.A. Depression in a high density suburb of Harare - causation and the generation of interventions. (1996) Urban Health Research in Developing countries: Implications for policy. Ed. S Atkinson. CAB International.

Broadhead J.C., Hedreen J.C., Price D.L.  The Distribution of Senile Plaques in the Amygdala in Alzheimer's Disease.  (accepted by Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology)

Khumalo-Sakatukwa, G., Chigwanda, M., Garura, E., Mandaba, M., Abas, M., O'Ryan, D. & Broadhead, J., (1997). Depression in Zimbabwe: a community approach to prevention and treatment. Central African Journal of Medicine, 43, 75-79.

Abas M.A. and Broadhead J.C. (1993) Causes and Consequences of Depression in Zimbabwean Women.  Tropical Medicine and Parasitology.

Broadhead J.C. & Abas M.A. (1996). Depression in Zimbabwe - investigations and community involvement in the generation of recommendations for service development. Curare, 19, 227-232.

Abas, M.A. & Broadhead J.C. (1997). Depression and anxiety among women in an urban setting in Zimbabwe. Psychological Medicine, 27, 59-71.

Broadhead J.C. & Abas M.A. (1998) Life events and difficulties and the onset of depression among women in a low-income urban setting in Zimbabwe. Psychological Medicine, 28, 29-38.

Broadhead J.C., Piachaud J.M.. & Birley J. (1999) Helping to promote psychiatry in less developed countries. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 5, 21-220. Abas M., Chagwadera I.,

Broadhead J., Mbengeranwa O., Ndoro E & Nota B Depression in primary care: evaluation of an intervention (in preparation- results of study presented at World Psychiatric Association annual meeting  Hamburg, August 1999)

Patel V., Abas M., Broadhead J., Todd C. & Reeler T. (2000) Depression in developing countries. British Medical Journal, 322, 482-484.

Broadhead J.C. & Abas M.A.  (2001) Social support and life events as risk factors for depression amongst women in an urban setting in Zimbabwe. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 36. 115-122.

Abas, M., Baingana, F., Iacaponi, E., Broadhead, J. & Vanderpyl, J. Detection and treatment of common mental disorders in adults in developing countries: current practice at the primary and secondary level. (submitted to British Medical Journal, 5/01)

Abas MA, Mbengeranwa OL, Chagwedera IVS & Broadhead JC. Primary care services for common mental disorders in Zimbabwe. Submitted to International Journal of Social Psychiatry.


Prizes and Awards

Open Exhibition in Natural Sciences (Medicine), Oxford University
ICI Educational Scholarship
Scholarship, Royal College of Pathologists
Merit Award, Middlesex Hospital
Maudsley Hospital Mapother Award
MacArthur Foundation Research Scholarship
Sandoz Maudsley Prize for Medical Student Teaching
Lilly Travelling Fellowship, Royal College of Psychiatrists UK
Sir Graham Day Award (for NHS service development, UK)
Clinical Achievement Award, Waitemata Health services and GlaxoSmithKline merit award (for service developments, New Zealand)