Dr Ian Hall is a Consultant Psychiatrist working in the National Health Service in East London, mostly in community settings.  He works with many autistic people, including those with varying degrees of learning disability, and has set up new diagnostic and intervention services for them.

He is currently Chief Examiner at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and was previously Associate Dean, Chair of the Faculty of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability, and lead for Parliamentary Liaison at the College, working in particular on the Autism Act.

He is governor of a school for autistic children in Tower Hamlets, and has several people with autism in his family.  He is highly committed to promoting research into autism and developing and improving health and social care services for autistic people.