Annie Bartlett undertook her basic medical training at Cambridge University and the Middlesex Hospital in London . She then trained in psychiatry in South London . She is currently Reader and Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry at St. George's , University of London and HMP Holloway.
She is also Course director for the MSc and Post-graduate Diploma in Forensic Mental Health at St George's University of London . She holds a Doctorate in Social Anthropology. Her research interests include social theory applied to the practice of psychiatry, the study of institutions and evaluation of health services with particular reference to gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation. She is currently Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Gay and Lesbian Special Interest Group (SIG).
In addition to research with colleagues on the history of lesbians and gay men in psychiatry and psychotherapy she has led the Working Party on “Gay and Lesbian Mental Health Matters “, a training pack for mental health professionals developed by the SIG and soon to be part of the Royal College of Psychiatrists' on-line Continuing Professional Development.