- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
Dr Josephine Neale MBBS BSc MRCPsych is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist. Trained at the prestigious Great Ormond Street Hospital, Dr Neale has worked in national specialist teams across a range of subspecialties in child psychiatry and has worked in inpatient and outpatient mental health services. Since joining Priory Group in 2019, Dr Neale has led teams in adolescent inpatient services, in both a General Adolescent ward and a Psychiatric Intensive Care ward.
Dr Neale has comprehensive experience in the assessment and management of young people with a wide range of mental health difficulties, and has a particular interest in those with autism spectrum disorder, eating disorders and somatisation (overlap between psychological and physical symptoms). Dr Neale is a firm believer in the importance of mind-body connection and a relaxed treatment setting, vital concepts which she incorporates into her work with children and young people.
Dr Neale’s clinical expertise are underpinned by an exceptional academic background. Dr Neale completed her undergraduate medical training at the Royal Free & University College Medical School in London and as part of this was awarded a BSc in Medical Sciences with Physiology and Pharmacology. Dr Neale is an Honorary Clinical Research Fellow at Imperial College London, a Member of the Academy of Eating Disorders Medical Care Standards Committee and has a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education.
Areas of interest
In children and adolescents Dr Neale treats:
Anxiety disorders; Attachment disorder; Autism spectrum disorder; Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder; Bipolar affective disorder; Depression; Eating disorders; Gender dysphoria; Medically unexplained symptoms; Obsessive compulsive disorder; Post-traumatic stress disorder; Schizophrenia and psychotic disorders; Self-harm
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Psychophysiological disorders
As Honorary Clinical Research Fellow at Imperial College London, Dr Neale is study lead for a national surveillance study of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) in the UK and Ireland. She is a Member of the Academy of Eating Disorder Medical Care Standards Committee. Dr Neale has published a systematic review and meta-analysis on the growth of children and young people with eating disorders in addition to other journal articles based on her research projects and has authored a textbook chapter on the links between mental and physical health in young people.
Dr Neale also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education (with Distinction) from University College London and with strong academic links, Dr Neale maintains a role in teaching medical students and MSc students and child psychiatry trainees.
Neale J, Hudson LD. (2020) Anorexia nervosa in adolescents. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 81 (6), pp. 1-8.
Röhricht F, Eranti S, Ballerini M, Mancini M, Neale J, Tsoumpris A, Stanghellini G. (2020) Abnormal bodily phenomena in first episode psychosis – a preliminary, exploratory cohort study. Psychopathology, 53, pp. 74-83.
Neale J, Pais S, Nicholls D, Hudson L. (2020) What are the effects of restrictive eating disorders on growth and puberty and are effects permanent? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Adolescent Health, 66 (2), pp. 144-156.
Neale J, Pais S, Nicholls D, Hudson L. (2019) P29 Can eating disorders in children and young people permanently affect growth and pubertal development? BMJ Paediatrics Open, 3 (Suppl 1): A15.
Neale J, Pais S, Nicholls D, Hudson L. (2019) G254(P) Can eating disorders in children and young people permanently affect growth and pubertal development? Archives of Disease in Childhood, 104: A103.
Neale J. (2019) What is the evidence for the use of simulation training to teach communication skills in psychiatry? Evidence-Based Mental Health, 22, pp. 23-25.
Cerci D, Neale J. (2018) Working with interpreters in mental health: Are we lost in translation? International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 64 (5), pp. 509-510.
Singhal R, Neale J, Super P. Port infection – a hidden and avoidable cause of port rotation [abstract]. In: Abstracts from the XVII World Congress of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO); 11-15 September 2012; New Delhi. Obesity Surgery; September 2012. Abstract P103.
Neale J, Hudson L. (2020) Links Between a Child’s Physical Health and Mental Health IN: Lavis, P., Bailey, S., Knightsmith, P. and Theodosiou, L. (eds.) Children and Young People’s Mental Health Today, 2nd ed.
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Royal Free & University College Medical School, London 2011
Reference number 7169814
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Medical Care Standards Committee Member Academy of Eating Disorders 2019
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.