Dr Ed Mitchell

Retained Lecturer in Medicine

Ed is a retained lecturer in medicine and forensic psychiatry registrar at the Oxford Clinic Medium Secure Unit at Littlemore Hospital. He is one of the NHS Medical Directors clinical fellows, working at NHS England between 2012-2014. He did the graduate medical course at Pembroke (2004-2008). Before medicine he did a MPhil and PhD in Criminology (University of Cambridge, where he was Trinity Hall Nightingale scholar in mental health law), and was Fulbright and Wingate visiting research fellow at Harvard University Medical School. His undergraduate degree was experimental psychology at Pembroke. Ed founded Oxford Risk along with two other Pembroke fellows, Prof Alex Kacelnik and Prof Lord Krebs. The company, working with banks and other institutions, uses psychometric instruments and behavioural economics to assess the risk appetite of their clients. Oxford Risk moved from Oxford to London in 2018 and employs 11 people.

Ed teaches psychology for medicine on the BM Part II course and clinical skills for psychiatry 5th year medics, and has research interests in violence risk assessment, medical ethics, the gap between 'physical' and 'mental health' conditions in terms of NHS funding and outcomes, and training general medical staff in psychiatric emergencies using simulation scenarios (with the OxSTaR centre).