The Sloane Court Clinic
11 Sloane Court West
London SW3 4TD

+44 (0)20 7730 5945
+44 (0)20 7730 5945
+44 (0)20 7730 9871

Our opening times are:

  • Mon–Thu: 9am to 7pm
  • Friday: 9am to 6pm
  • Saturdays: Morning only.



Location Details

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The view down Sloane Court West, Chelsea, London

Dr Shubulade Smith

Dr Shubulade Smith

Dr Shubulade Smith is a consultant psychiatrist with 19 years’ experience in psychiatry (12 years at consultant level).  She is also a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London. 

Dr Smith works at the Bethlem Royal Hospital of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, where she runs the forensic intensive care unit. Before this she worked at the Maudsley Hospital, where she ran the general intensive care unit. Her ward was recently shortlisted for Psychiatric Team of the Year. Dr Smith was voted a BMA pioneering consultant and nominated as a Woman of the Year in 2002 for the development of her “One Stop Shop”, a medication review and physical monitoring clinic for people with mental health problems.  She is known nationally and internationally for her work in the hormonal and reproductive effects of antipsychotic medications.  Dr Smith has experience in using psychotherapeutic techniques for treating mental disorders and has worked with a number of individual patients using psychodynamic and cognitive therapy as well as running a psychodynamic group for people with personality disorders for two years.  She thus has a very holistic approach to psychiatric care, valuing the importance of the complex interactions between the biological, psychological and social aspects of a person, how these shape an individual and how attention to this complexity allows a better determination of how best to help that individual.

Dr Smith is a clinician with a strong academic focus, using the latest evidence to provide her patients with optimal care.  She continues to do research at the Institute of Psychiatry where she works on physical health in serious mental illness (IMPaCT study); on collaborative pharmacological and behavioural techniques to manage disturbed behaviour, and sexual dysfunction in serious mental disorder.   She runs the Forensic Mental Health Teaching Unit at the Institute of Psychiatry and is the Programme Leader for the MSc in Forensic Mental Health. Dr Smith is a clinical supervisor and trains junior psychiatrists.  She also teaches regularly on the Maudsley MRCPsych training course (training psychiatric trainees); the IoP Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course (teaching trainee clinical psychologists) and teaches medical students from Guys, Kings and St Thomas’ (GKT) Medical School.

Dr Smith is a highly skilled clinician with expertise in a broad range of mental health problems from common disorders such as anxiety and depression to more complex problems such as psychoses.  She has many years’ experience working with people with co-morbid disorders e.g. bipolar illness complicated by substance use, depressive illness with PTSD.  She has worked with both men and women throughout her career, but has a special interest in women’s mental health having run a ward for women with severe mental disorders as well as doing research in this area. Dr Smith is a trained expert witness and has extensive experience of medicolegal work, including personal injury, clinical negligence, employment issues, family and criminal work.  In addition Dr Smith has published over 50 journal articles, research letters and book chapters in the field of psychiatry.









CCST, General Adult Psychiatry




Guy’s Hospital Medical School, University of London

  • Gillespie Prize in Psychological Medicine, 1991
  • Henry Myers Prize in Psychological Medicine, 1991

Senior House Officer, Registrar and Senior Registrar Psychiatry Training

  • Maudsley Hospital, Bethlem Royal and Maudsley NHS Trust, 1992 – 1999

Research Training

  • NHS Research Fellowship, Institute of Psychiatry, 1995 – 1996
  • Clinical Research Fellow, Institute of Psychiatry, 1996 – 1998

Consultant Psychiatrist

  • Maudsley Hospital, inpatient and community, Bethlem and Maudsley NHS Trust, 1999 – 2004
  • Maudsley Hospital, Lead Consultant Psychiatric Intensive Care unit, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust 2005 – 2010
  • Bethlem Royal Hospital, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, 2010 – present
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, 2004 – present
  • Co-Director of the Forensic Mental Health Teaching Unit, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, 2004 – present
  • The Sloane Court Clinic, Consultant Psychiatrist, 2011 –

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