Dr Harding worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in East Berkshire for 23 years. He took his NHS pension in 2010 but still works in the Voluntary Sector and does some private work.
He does some private work at Cardinal Clinic and at Chapel Hill in Reading. At present he works 3 days a week in Reading with the Drug and Alcohol Service. Dr Harding carries out PTSD assessments for the War Pension Agency.
Dr Harding is the Chairman of the Ascot Area Alzheimer Voluntary Group. They support families with dementia. In 2011 they were awarded the Queens Award for voluntary work which is equivalent to an MBE. As a Consultant he worked predominantly as an Old Age Psychiatrist but for the last 2 years in the NHS he worked in General Psychiatry.
Dr Harding is Vice Chairman of the South East Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
He was an undergraduate at Leeds where Max Hamilton was the professor.
Dr Harding did his postgraduate training at Guy’s Hospital then at Oxford. At Oxford he developed an interest in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
Research Interests: Carers Support and the influence on clinical outcome
Current NHS and/or University posts: Psychiatrist in drug and Alcohol working for KCA in Reading
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