Rob is a Consultant Psychiatrist currently working at the Leeds and York NHS Partnership Foundation Trust as the Clinical Lead of the Leeds Adult ADHD team and also runs a private practice for ADHD. Rob qualified in Medicine in 2001 having studied at the University of Birmingham. After training in psychiatry, he was appointed as a Consultant in 2008.
Rob worked as the psychiatrist at Leeds Prisons for 8 years, and it was initially through this work that his passion for ADHD was sparked which led to him soon after specialising in the assessment and treatment of Adult ADHD. He launched and has led the Leeds community Adult ADHD service since 2011. He has spoken at a number of conferences throughout the UK and has also participated in multi-centre research trials about ADHD.
Throughout his time working in ADHD, Rob has devoted his time to training and raising awareness about ADHD. He has been acutely aware and frustrated at the continued stigma surrounding ADHD, the lack of public and professional awareness about ADHD, together with the lack of availability of services to help assess and manage those who have the condition. He has seen how ADHD severely impacts upon individuals' ability to sustain happy and successful lives and also how having ADHD can lead to and exacerbate other mental health difficulties, drug and alcohol abuse, involvement in criminal activity and also how ADHD significantly impacts upon families and the wider society.
Rob sees the work of ADHD Action and future creation of an ADHD Act of Parliament as being a vital step towards improving the lives of of those with ADHD and their families.