Dr James Barrett, Lead Clinician

Dr James Barrett is the Director the Gender Identity Clinic and also an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Imperial College of Science and Medicine. He is the Editor and main psychiatric author of the standard United Kingdom textbook in this area and was the first, elected, President of the British Association of Gender Identity Specialists. Dr Barrett qualified with an Honours M.B.,B.S. Medical degree from the University of London and has an intercalated Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacology from the same institution. He trained at the Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals and obtained a Masters’ degree in Psychiatry from the Institute of Psychiatry (University of London). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2009. Although originally trained as a psychiatrist, Dr Barrett considers himself now to be best described as a Consultant in Adult Gender Dysphoria Medicine.