Dr Loughlin graduated in Medicine from St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, University of London in 1992. He became a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1997. Before training in psychiatry, he worked in training posts in general medicine and emergency medicine. During higher psychiatry training he held an honorary lecturer post in the University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry.
He has been on the GMC specialist register for General Adult & Older Adult Psychiatry since 2001. He held an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist post with Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust from 2001 to 2015. He decided to go into full-time private practice in 2015. When in his NHS post Dr Loughlin was active in dementia research as a principal investigator in several studies. He helped set up the Berkshire Memory and Cognition Research Centre based at the University of Reading which opened in 2014.
Dr Loughlin believes that early detection of cognitive decline may lead to better outcomes for patients. Dr Loughlin works closely with neuroradiology colleagues at Princess Margaret Hospital where her refers patients for brain scans. Dr Loughlin has practicing privileges at the Cardinal Clinic in Windsor where he can admit patients who are more acutely unwell.