The Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) has had a dedicated Biostatistics Department since 1964, opened then as the Biometrics Unit by Professor A.E. Maxwell and now headed by Professor Andrew Pickles. We have particular expertise in multivariate statistical methods for measurement, life-course epidemiology and the analysis of experimental, genetic and neuropsychiatric data. We provide both introductory and advanced training in applied statistical methodology, collaborate on studies of mental health based here and internationally, and undertake research in relevant applied methodology. In the area of Bioinformatics we have growing links to the NHS Specialist Mental Health Biomedical Research Centre (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust/ King's College London).
The Department also hosts the IoP's UKCRN accredited Clinical Trials Unit which provides randomisation, data management, analysis and management for a growing portfolio of both single and multi-centre trials.
INDUCTION & TRAINING
There is a full induction for new graduate students on commencing their studies.
The IoP shares the same site as the world famous Maudsley Hospital, which is part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) - one of the largest mental health providers in Europe. King’s is committed to translational research and is proud to be the only university in the country to host three National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs) and six MRC centres. At the IoP we partner with SLaM to host the only specialist BRC for Mental Health in the UK working towards better treatment, earlier diagnosis and individualised healthcare. Students also have access to the largest library in Europe dedicated to psychiatry and related disciplines.
020 7848 0077
Institute of Psychiatry
De Crespigny Park
London, SE5 8AF