About me - Dr. Alfredo Calcedo Barba



Graduated in Medicine in the Medical School of the Universi­dad Autónoma de Madrid (1979 – 1985), (Six academic years).

Visiting medical student at the Boston University School of Medicine (September – December, 1984).

Doctorate in Medicine with the dissertation “Violent Behaviour and Schizophrenia” presented in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (completed January 1991).

Master degree in Forensic Psychiatry, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1991-1993)



Visiting student at the Forensic Unit of the Department of Psychiatry, Calgary General Hospital, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada (3 months, Summer 1983)

Resident in the Department of Psychiatry of San Carlos University Hospital (4 years, 1987-1991)

Clinical Associate in Psychogeriatrics in the Department of Health Care of the Elderly, University of Nottingham (6 months, April-September 1990)



Consultant Psychiatrist (General Adult Psychiatry), February 1991 – January 1998, Latina Mental Health Center, Department of Psychiatry, San Carlos University Hospital of Madrid. Psychiatrist in charge of the Program in Psychogeriatrics.

Private practice mostly devoted to forensic cases.

Consultant in ethical and medicolegal issues related to the practice of the different mental health professions for the Department of Health at the region of Madrid

Head of the Mental Health Unit devoted the treatment of victims of intimate partner violence and their children (programa ATIENDE), Hospital Universitario Gregorio Marañón.



Professor of Psychiatry (Profesor Titular de Universidad) (tenured professor), Medical School, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, January 1998 – present. Teaching, research and clinical activity at Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón in Madrid, a major teaching hospital affiliated to the Universidad Complutense de Madrid



Teaching to pregraduate teaching at the Universidad Complutense Medical School, at the Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón (2003 – present)

Director of the Master Course on Forensic Psychiatry of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2003 – present)

President of the Spanish Society of Legal Psychiatry (2013 – )



Dr. Calcedo-Barba has participated in research related to the violent behavior of schizophrenic patients, and his works have been published such journals as Schizophrenia Bulletin, the International Journal of Psychiatry and Law, the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, World Psychiatry, General Hospital Psychiatry, Current Opinion in Psychiatry. He is very interested in the ethical implications of the practice of Psychiatry both in clinical and forensic settings, the assessment of decission-making capacity in different legal and clinical contexts, and the sequelae of domestic violence.