Dr Brown is a consultant psychiatrist and psychotherapist. She practices Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and within this framework uses Compassion Focused Therapy and Strength Based Therapy.
Dr Brown obtained her medical degree from Leeds University in 1990. After training to become a surgeon, she spent 2½ years working in research at Oxford University, before retraining to be a psychiatrist. Dr Brown completed her higher training in 2006 and has run the Naomi Unit providing the inpatient eating disorder service ever since.
She is committed to service development and innovation and is a member of the executive committee of the Eating Disorders faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.