Andre Tylee


Andre trained at Guys Hospital and was a GP in South London for 21 years before taking up a Chair in Primary Care Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry in 2001. He was Academic Director of the Mood, Anxiety and Personality Clinical Academic Group (MAP CAG), Kings Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre and Professor of Primary Care in the Centre for Global Mental Health and Primary Care Research and co-Director of the Centre for Affective Disorders at the Institute of Psychiatry until retiring in 2014. His research interests are to improve the primary and secondary care of people with depression and he was PI of UPBEAT, a 5 year NIHR funded programme of research on coronary heart disease and depression where he developed personalised care for people with angina and depression.

As National Advisor on Long Term Conditions to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme (IAPT) at the Department of Health he helped set up 14 Pathfinder sites. His most recent clinical work focused on people with long-term conditions and depression at the South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust in Southwark IAPT. In the 1990’s, he helped run the Defeat Depression Campaign, National and International Trailblazers, the PRiMHE Charity where he now is a Patron and ETHICS.

He is now Emeritus Professor of Primary Care Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London, Primary Care Lead to the South London CLAHRC and Vice Chair of the Positive Practice in Mental Health Collaborative. He has published over 100 research papers and numerous articles about depression in primary care.