Consultant Psychiatrist

Professor Steven Hirsch is a Consultant Psychiatrist in London as well as a Medico-Legal Psychiatrist and Expert Witness. Professor Hirsch has provided psychiatric care for the people of Fulham, London for twenty years and has been practicing privately for over ten. He was Professor and Head of Department of Psychiatry at Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School and is now Professor Emeritus at Imperial College Faculty of Medicine.

He is widely published on social, biological, clinical and service research - and is the author of over 300 refereed publications, abstracts and chapters and several books. Professor Hirsch originated and organised the Bi-ennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia Research, the principal meeting in Europe on Schizophrenia research.

He is an Honorary Member, Psychiatric Section, Royal Society of Medicine, Lifetime Member of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologica, and received the International Congress Award for Achievement in Schizophrenia in 2001.

His clinical expertise as a psychiatrist in London covers all aspects of adult psychiatry, such as anxiety and depressive syndromes, reactions to personal and work related stress, diagnosis and treatment of patients at risk of psychosis, bi-polar and related disorders, schizophrenia and difficult to diagnose mental states, patients with memory problems and related disorders, and the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety based disorders.

Expert Witness Psychiatrist

As a Medico-Legal Psychiatrist in London and Expert Witness, he has had extensive experience in providing opinions to the GMC, Medical Defence Societies, Insurance Companies and in civil, criminal, employment, personal injury and family cases. He is experienced as an Expert Witness to the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeals Tribunal, and the High Court.

He is Past Chairman of the Association of Clinical Professors of Psychiatry, the Association of University Professors of Psychiatry, the Psychiatric Section of the Royal Society of Medicine and the Psychopharmacology sub-committee of the Royal College of Psychiatry, and past Chairman of the Professoriate of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Medical School.


Professor Hirsch sees patients for assessment at his office in Wimbledon and at Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith.

Professor Hirsch can be contacted via his secretary Brenda Forster to discuss appointments. Please see the contact page for further information.