Link to my Opinion pieces/ book review in the Guardian:

Link to my Mindful lives pieces in Prospect Magazine:

Link to my article about ECT in the New Statesman:

Poems published in British Journal of Psychiatry:

Lawrence, Rebecca. (2022). Bipolar villanelle and Lithium – Extra poems. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 221(1), 424-424. doi:10.1192/bjp.2021.193

Lawrence, Rebecca. (2019). To a psychiatrist – Poem. The British Journal of Psychiatry. 214, 317.

Academic journal articles:

Lawrence, Rebecca. (2021).How to be both: a psychiatrist’s experience of mental illness. BMJ 2021;374:n1838. First published on BMJ Opinion on July 2 2021:  

Lawrence, Rebecca. (2020). Disclosing mental illness: a doctor’s dilemma. BJPsych Bull.

Lawrence, Rebecca. (2019). The Patient-Psychiatrist. Is it possible to be both a psychiatrist and a patient? Choose Psychiatry Team.

Lawrence R, Mogford D & Colvin L. (2017). Systematic review to determine which validated measurement tools can be used to assess risk of problematic analgesic use in patients with chronic pain, BJA: British Journal of Anaesthesia, , aex316,

Mogford DV & Lawrence RJ (2016). Medical comorbidity and projected survival in patients admitted to a specialist addictions in-patient unit. BJPsych Bull, doi: 10.1192/pb.bp.115.051987

Stanley JL, Mogford DV, Lawrence RJ & Lawrie SM. (2016). Use of novel psychoactive substances by inpatients on general adult psychiatric wards. BMJ Open. 6:e009430. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009430

Lawrence R. (2015). Analgesic drugs and the gut – a reciprocal relationship. J R Coll Physicians Edinb; 45: 284-8

Lawrence R & Lawrie SM. (2012). A Patient’s Journey: Psychotic Depression. BMJ, 2012;345:e6994

Tipper R, Mountain D, Lorimer S. & McIntosh A. (2006). Support workers’ attitudes to mental illness: implications for reducing stigma. Psychiatric Bulletin, Vol. 30, pp. 179-181.

Petrie R, Anderson K, Hare E, Mayfield N & Tipper R. (2004)Research activities of specialist registrars. Psychiatric Bulletin, Vol. 28, no.5, pp. 180-182.

Tipper RJ & Pullen IM. (1999). Liaison-Consultation Meetings in General Practice: An Audiotape Analysis. Psychiatric Bulletin, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 161-164.

Book chapters:

Mayfield N & Tipper R. (2006). Psychiatric research from the trainee’s perspectiveIn Research Methods in Psychiatry, eds. Freeman & Tyrer (3rd edition) (highly commended in the BMA Medical Book Competition 2007)

Tipper, Rebecca (2000). Victorian Vignettes, pp. 31-38. In The Story of a Community. Dingleton Hospital, Melrose. Chiefswood Publications, Melrose.


Gergel T, Howard R, Lawrence R & Seneviratne T. (2021). Time to acknowledge good electroconvulsive therapy research. Letter to The Lancet Psychiatry, Vol 8, Issue 12, 1032 – 1033.

Tipper R, Hare E, Kondracki S, Taikato M, Lawrie S. (2001). Antipsychotic drugs and venous thromboembolism. Letter to Lancet; Vol. 357, No. 9253: 391. 

Lawrence R & Pullen I. (1996). Mental health care professionals and general practice. Letter to British Journal of General Practice46: 553.

Book reviews:

Lawrence, R. (2022). Edited by Allan Beveridge and Femi Oyebode. Befriending Bipolar: A Patient’s Perspective By Oliver Seligman Independently published. 2021. £15.99 (pb). 198 pp. ISBN 9798718415032. BJPsych Bulletin, 1-1. doi:10.1192/bjb.2022.58

Lawrence, R. (2022). Living at the Speed of Light: Navigating Life with Bipolar Disorder, from Depression to Mania and Everything in Between By Katie Conibear Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2021. £14.99 (pb). 192 pp. ISBN 9781787755574. BJPsych Bulletin, 1-1. doi:10.1192/bjb.2022.26

Lawrence R. (2021). Inferno: A Memoir of Motherhood and Madness By Catherine Cho Bloomsbury. 2020. £16.99 (hb). 272 pp. ISBN 9781526619082. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 219(2), 467-467. doi:10.1192/bjp.2021.88

Lawrence RJ. (2018). Starting to Shrink (John Eagles). BJPsych Bulletin. doi:10.1192/bjb.2018.50

Lawrence RJ. (2017). The Pill that Steals Lives: One Woman’s Terrifying Journey to Discover the Truth About Antidepressants (Katinka Blackford Newman). The British Journal of Psychiatry. 211 (6) 402; DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.116.191023.

Lawrence RJ. (2015). Black Rainbow: How Words Healed Me – My Journey Through Depression. The Psychiatrist, 39,150-151.

Lawrence RJ. (2012). The Locked Ward: Memoirs of a Psychiatric Orderly. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 201, 249-249.

Lawrence R. (2012). Addiction Dilemmas: Family Experiences from Literature and Research and Their Lessons for Practice. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 200, 435-435.

Some Poster Presentations:

Gordon R, Meadowcroft B & Lawrence R. (2021). Ritson Outreach Service: Evaluation of a new alcohol drug liaison service. Presented at RCPsych Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry Annual Conference 2021

Forbes D, Watson F & Lawrence R. (2021). An audit to assess the use of Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination III (ACE) in the context of inpatient alcohol detoxification. Presented at Royal College of Psychiatrists Addictions Faculty Annual Conference.

Crowe C & Lawrence R. (2016). Inpatient addictions treatment: a service evaluation. Presented at SSA Annual Symposium (Prize winner for service evaluation/ audit category).

Lawrence R, Mogford D & Colvin L. (2016). Systematic review to determine which validated measurement tools can be used to assess risk of problematic analgesic use in patients with chronic pain. Presented at SSA Annual Symposium.

Stanley J, Mogford D, Lawrence R & Lawrie S. (2015). Use of novel psychoactive substances by inpatients on general adult psychiatric wards. Presented at Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry Annual Conference (commendation); SMHRN Annual Scientific Meeting; SSA Annual Symposium (also accepted as oral presentation).


Huffington Post article (October 2015): Interviewed for ‘World Mental Health Day 2015: The ‘Single Greatest Illness Affecting Mankind’ Is Not All In The Mind’

Times article (December 2015): Interviewed for ‘Why doctors make the worst patients’.

BBC News Reporting Scotland (February 2019): ‘Scottish researchers find 100 genes linked to depression’. Interviewed as a patient representative in report about large genetic study of depression

BBC Radio 5 Live (April 2019): Interviewed about experience of mental illness in relation to BMA survey regarding doctors’ and medical students’ mental health.

Interview for ‘Moonstruck: 500 years of mental health’, a public exhibition which ran at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh from 14 June 2019 to Spring 2020. 

Times Radio (September 2020): Interviewed on Kait Borsay’s show about being both patient and psychiatrist

South China Morning Post (October 2020). Featured in Anthea Rowan – ‘World Mental Health Day 2020: How therapists with their own psychiatric disorders see things from both sides of the table’.

Maudsley Learning Podcast Interview (July 2021) #20: Being both the doctor and the patient with Dr Rebecca Lawrence.

Video extract talking about ECT –

Maudsley Learning Challenging Conversation with Dr Geraldine Strathdee – ‘Stigma in mental health: Is it coming from society or within mental health itself?’ Panel member (March 2022).