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About Dr Tim Matthews

Dr Matthews has been a consultant since 2003, having previously worked in trusts in South Wales and the North West, with prior management experience as a Clinical Director for a number of services including Learning Disabilities, Brain Injuries and Rehabilitation.

His interests include autism and in particular comorbidity with mental health conditions, spirituality and mental health, and lifelong learning including the development of inter-professional education.

Published Work

Deb, S., Matthews, T., Holt, G. & Bouras, N.

Practice Guidelines for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Mental Health Problems in Adults with Intellectual Disability

Pavilion Press (2001)


Matthews, T. & Weston, N.

Experience of Thioridazine use before and after the Committee of Safety of Medicines warning

Psychiatric Bulletin (2003) 27(3): 87-89


Matthews, T., Weston, N., Baxter, H., Felce, D. & Kerr, M.

A general practice-based prevalence study of epilepsy among adults with intellectual disability

Journal of Intellectual Disability Research (2008) 52(2): 163-173


Roberts, A., Townsend, S., Morris, J., Rushbrooke, E., Greenhill, B., Whitehead, R., Matthews, T. & Golding, L.

Treat me right, treat me equal: using national policy and legislation to create positive change in local health services for people with intellectual disability

Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disability (2013) 26:14-25


M.B.Ch.B. University of Bristol, 1995

Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2000

CCT in Psychiatry of Learning Disability, 2003

P.G.Cert in Medical Education, Edge Hill University, 2019