Professor Ben Green

Director Undergraduate Medicine

Professor Ben Green is a Consultant Psychiatrist and has worked in the NHS in Cheshire as a medical director and as a Lead Consultant Psychiatrist in the Secure Service at Cheadle Royal Hospital. He is the Editor in Chief for Psychiatry On-Line and Priory Medical Journals – the world’s first Internet medical journals.

He has had roles as a Royal College Examiner, been appointed by Lord Chancellor to the Mental Health Review Tribunal 2003-2011, a University of Liverpool Examiner and is a Professional Adviser and Hospital Inspector to the CQC.


FRCPsych, FHEA, MB, ChB,


Professor Green is a Director of the Institute of Medicine and also a Programme Director, University Of Chester for the Medicolegal Practice MSc Programme.

Professor Green has taught on Undergraduate and Postgraduate medical curricula with regard to psychiatry and communication skills. He has also taught in multi-professional settings on psychopharmacology and diagnosis.

He has been a Professor of Postgraduate Medical Education.

He was awarded a Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy for his work on the University of Liverpool Medical Curriculum.


He has recently published research on depression and PTSD, the psychiatric impact of needlestick injury, birth order and PTSD, and trends in inpatient and community team activity in the NHS 1998-2014. He has published papers in psychopharmacology.

Earlier epidemiological work focused on the risk factors for depression in the Elderly.

Published work


  • Psychiatry On-Line, First Web Medical journal in the world -1994 to date.

A selection of peer reviewed publications since 2002.

  • Prazosin in the treatment of PTSD (2013) Journal of Psychiatric Practice.
  • PTSD: New directions in pharmacotherapy (2013). Advances in Psychiatric Treatment.

APT 2013, 19:181-190. DOI: 10.1192/apt.bp.111.010041 

  • Psychiatric Consequences of Needlestick Injury (2013) with Griffiths, E.

Occupational Medicine. doi:10.1093/occmed/kqt006

  • Prescribing in Mental Health Practice (2013). Chapter in ‘The Physical Care of People with Mental Health Problems’.

 London Sage Publications

  • Focus on Agomelatine Current Medical Research and Opinion (2011)
  • Paternal Mental Health: A Father’s Hidden Despair. Midwives (2010)
  • Zotepine: a clinical review. Expert Opinion. (2009)
  • PTSD and Police Incident Management (with David Powell) Police Professional Journal March 2008
  • Paliperidone- a clinical review (in press) Current Drugs and Therapy
  • Green B. Pettit T. Faith L. Seaton K. Focus on levomepromazine. Current Medical Research & Opinion. 20(12):1877-81, 2004
  • Green B. Post-traumatic stress disorder in UK police officers. (Comparative Study. Journal Article)

Current Medical Research & Opinion. 20(1):101-5, 2004

  • Somatisation (2003) The Practitioner, September 2003.
  • Focus on paroxetine. Current Medical Research & Opinion. 19(1):13-21, 2003.
  • Lamotrigine in mood disorders Current Medical Research and Opinion. 19 (4) 272 – 277, 2003
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder: symptom profiles in men and women.

 Current Medical Research and Opinion. 19 (3) 200 – 204, 2003

  • Focus on amisulpride. Current Medical Research & Opinion. 18(3):113-7, 2002.


Professor Green is editing two books – one on PTSD and the other on Psychiatric Negligence and Risk Management

  • Problem-based Psychiatry (2nd edition) (2009) 250pp. Radcliffe, Oxford.
  • The MRCPsych Study Manual Third Edition (2006) Radcliffe, Oxford.
  • Focus on Antipsychotics (Revised Edition 2004) 160pp. Librapharm Publishers, London.
  • Psychiatry in General Practice (1995) 284pp