The Patrick Wild Centre for Research in Autism, Fragile X and Intellectual Disabilities - University of Edinburgh

Andrew Standfield, MD, PhD, Director of Clinical Research, Patrick Wild Centre, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh

Dr Andrew Stanfield is a Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the University’s Division of Psychiatry and an Honorary Consultant in the Psychiatry of Learning Disabilities working in hospitals in Edinburgh.

The Patrick Wild Centre’s Co-director and Director of Clinical Research leads the effort to find new treatments and interventions for those with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities and related conditions.

Following completion of his basic specialist training in psychiatry, Dr Stanfield took up a position as a clinical lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. Within this post he obtained a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship to examine the relationship between the autism and schizophrenia spectrums.

Following this, he was appointed as a Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Division of Psychiatry and Co-director of the Patrick Wild Centre.

He undertakes clinical work as an honorary consultant psychiatrist for NHS Lothian Learning Disability Services, including sessions for the Regional Autism Spectrum Disorders Consultancy Service.

He is also a founding board member of Tailor Ed Foundation, a lottery funded charity which provides behavioural interventions to children with autism.

Responsibilities & affiliations

Co-director of the Patrick Wild Centre for Research into Autism, Fragile X Syndrome & Intellectual Disabilities

Member of the Scottish Government Autism Reference Group

Member of the Executive Committee of the Academic Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Board member, Tailor Ed Foundation