Dr Rick Fraser has been a consultant psychiatrist with Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust since January 2010. Initially he worked as clinical lead for the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service and later as clinical director for the Children and Young People’s Service.
Rick is an honorary senior lecturer at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School and trained in psychiatry in London at the Maudsley Hospital. Prior to working in Sussex he spent five years at Orygen Youth Health in Melbourne, Australia, where he was the lead psychiatrist within the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) from 2005 - 2009 and Medical Director for the Orygen Youth Health clinical program between 2007 and 2009.
Rick became chief medical officer at the end of April 2017. His research interests include youth mental health, autism spectrum conditions and first episode psychosis. He has publications, book chapters and regularly lectures on these subjects.