Professor of Defence Mental Health - BM, BSc, MMedSc, FHEA, MFMLM, DOccMed, MEWI, MFFLM, MD, FRCPsych
Professor Neil Greenberg is an academic psychiatrist based at King’s College London UK and is a consultant occupational and forensic psychiatrist. Neil served in the United Kingdom Armed Forces for more than 23 years and has deployed, as a psychiatrist and researcher, to a number of hostile environments including Afghanistan and Iraq.
Neil is the Managing and Clinical Director of March on Stress which is a psychological health consultancy which provides a range of services to organisations that predictably place their personnel in harm’s way.
Neil studied medicine at Southampton University and graduated in 1993. He then served as a general duties doctor in a variety of Warships, Submarines and with two Royal Marines Commando units. During his time with the Royal Marines he achieved his arctic warfare qualification and completed the all arms commando course, earning the coveted Green Beret.
Neil has specialised in Psychiatry and completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychiatry, a Doctorate in Mental Health and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is a specialist in General Adult, Forensic and Liaison Psychiatry and is a member of the faculty of forensic and legal medicine and the faculty of medical leadership and management.
Since 1997 Neil has been at the forefront of developing peer led traumatic stress support packages which is now in use by a wide variety of organisations. The use of Trauma RiskManagement (TRiM) was initially led by the Royal Marines and has since been taken up by other organisations including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, media organisations numerous UK police forces and the London Ambulance Service.
Neil provided psychological input for Foreign Office personnel after the events of September 11th 2001 and in Bali after 12th October 2002 bombings. He has also assisted with the aftermath management of number of other significant incidents including assisting the London Ambulance Service in the wake of the London Bombings in 2005. He has also provided mental health input into the psychological repatriation of a number of hostages over the past five years.
In 2008 he was awarded the Gilbert Blane Medal by the Royal Navy for his work in supporting the health of Naval personnel through his research work.
Neil has published more than 150 scientific papers, book chapters and has presented to national and international audiences on matters concerning the psychological health of the UK Armed Forces, organisational management of traumatic stress and occupational mental health. He has been the secretary of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, is a the president-elect of the UK Psychological Trauma Society the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Lead for Military and Veterans Health.
Neil has extensive experience of conducting research in military and veteran populations and has successfully led the first two ever randomised controlled trials on the effectiveness of psychological health interventions in the UK Armed Forces. He has established excellent links with veteran health providers and with US and other coalition military mental health
providers and researchers. He, working with the team at King’s College London, is one of the UK’s leading military health researchers and has published very widely on a broad spectrum of military health and traumatic stress related topics (www.kcl.ac.uk/kcmhr) and advises theArmed Forces, Media organisations and UK government regularly about mental health issues.
BSc BM MMedSc MEWI MFMLM DOccMed MFFLM MD FRCPsych
Specialist in Forensic, Adult and Liaison Psychiatry
Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 (2007) approved
All criminal matters
Occupational Mental health ( including ‘stress at work')
Military Mental Health
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Other Relevant Information
Currently Professor of Defence Mental Health at Kings College London
President Elect of the UK Psychological Trauma Society
Past Surgeon Captain Royal Navy ( Head of Naval Psychiatry 2010-2013)
Royal College of Psychiatrist’s Lead for Military and Veterans Health