Professor of Psychiatry, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Daniel Smith is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow. He trained in medicine at the University of Edinburgh (BSc, 1994 and MB ChB, 1996) and completed a clinical research training fellowship in Edinburgh (MD, 2006) alongside an International Masters in Affective Neuroscience in Maastricht (MSc, 2006). 



After clinical training he held a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) at Cardiff University (2006-2012). He moved to the University of Glasgow as Reader in Psychiatry in 2012 and was promoted to a personal chair in 2014. Professor Smith’s  work has been recognised by a number of awards, including the American Psychiatric Institute ‘Young Minds in Psychiatry’ International Award for Bipolar Disorder (2007), the Association of European Psychiatrists Research Prize (2007), an Independent Investigator Award from the Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation (2014), the British Medical Journal Innovation Team Award (2014), and a Lister Institute Research Prize (2016). Professor Smith has a longstanding clinical and research interest in the causes and treatment of bipolar disorder and more recently has been developing a programme of research on the overlap between serious mental illness and medical comorbidities. He is also interested in the relationship between sleep and circadian function and mood disorders, particularly in young people.