Dr Drummond has been a Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer with South West London and St George's NHS Mental Health Trust since 1985.

She is the lead clinician for the English nationally commissioned service for severe, enduring obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD) and body dysmorphic disorders (BDD) and also for trust wide services for OCD, BDD and other severe neurotic conditions.

Dr Drummond particularly specialises in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). She has published widely in the fields of OCD, anxiety disorders, communication skills, and learning and acquisition of skills. She is the author of three books. Her most recent book, 'CBT for Adults', was published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in September 2014.

Dr Drummond is passionate about public education and has had intensive involvement with the media to achieve this. A frequent contributor to magazine and newspaper articles, she has been involved in numerous radio broadcasts and several TV programmes including 'A Little Bit OCD' for Channel 4 and 'OCD Ward' for ITV.

Dr Drummond is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


Dr Drummond's undergraduate teaching is mostly focussed on supervising research for BSc projects and Special Study Modules. She is also currently supervising one postgraduate PhD student.

She runs specialist training courses in cognitive behavioural therapy and masterclasses on OCD for a more specialised postgraduate audience.


  1. CBT for Adults by LM Drummond 2014  London: Royal College of Psychiatrists (single-author book).
  2. Drummond LM,  Fineberg NA,  Heyman I, Veale D and Jessop E. Use of Specialist Services for Obsessive-Compulsive and Body Dysmorphic Disorders across England: How can we attract more referrals from services distant from London?, The Psychiatrist, 37, 135-140.

  3. Drummond LM, Wulff K, Rani RS, White S, Mbanga-Sibanda J, Ghodse H. and Fineberg NA (2012). How Should We Measure Delayed Sleep Phase Shift in Severe, Refractory Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 16(4) 268-276.

  4. Drummond LM, Boschen MJ, Cullimore J, Khan-Hameed A, White S and Ion R (2012). Physical complications of severe, chronic obsessive-compulsive disorder, General Hospital Psychiatry, 34(6):618-25.

  5. Boschen MJ and Drummond LM (2012). Community treatment of severe, refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder, Behaviour Research and Therapy 50, 3, 203-209 (IF = 4.045).

  6. Nicholson TRJ, Ferdinanado S, Krishnaiah RB, Anhoury S, Lennox BR, Mataix-Cols D, Cleare A, Veale D, Drummond LM, Fineberg NA, Church A, Giovannoni G and Heyman I (2012). Increased prevalence of antibasal ganglia antibodies in adult obsessive-compulsive disorder: a cross-sectional study British Journal of Psychiatry, 200:381-386.


Professor Naomi Fineberg (University of Hertfordshire)
Professor Eileen Joyce (UCL)

Scholarship activities

Dr Drummond is a recognised national and international expert on obsessive compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorders and cognitive behavioural therapy.  She has been invited to participate in numerous national and international bodies and is frequently invited to speak at conferences.


Over the years Dr Drummond's research portfolio has concentrated on the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), the treatment of other anxiety disorders, cognitive behavioural therapy, and the acquisistion of skills by medical students and postgraduate doctors. 

Dr Drummond is currently actively involved as Principal Investigator for two funded trials. The first, 'Efficacy and mechanisms of ventral striatum and subthalamic nucleus targets', is investigating deep brain stimulation for severe obsessive compulsive disorder. The second is a randomised controlled feasibility trial comparing the clinical and cost effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) and their combination in the management of obsessive compulsive disorder.

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