Members of the Department work to develop new treatments and to find ways of getting the best for our patients from treatments that are already available. We are a friendly and motivated team who welcome collaboration and are keen to train the next generation of researchers in our field.
Members of the Department’s team carry out biological and clinical research that we believe will have important impact upon our understanding of dementia and other mental illnesses that affect older people and lead to the development of better treatments. We do this by working in close collaboration with the IoP’s Department of Neuroscience, MRC Centre for Neurodegeneration and Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health (www.slam.nhs.uk/brc).
Our research into the basic biology of Alzheimer’s disease, the clinical features and aetiology of psychosis in later life and the conduct of randomised controlled trials is internationally regarded. We have a particular commitment to the conduct of high quality independent clinical trials because the results of these can impact positively upon the availability of effective treatments.
Ongoing Department projects:
Applicants should possess a minimum of an upper second class honours degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent. Applicants whose qualifications have been gained outside the UK will be checked by the Health Schools Admissions Centre to establish equivalency with these standards before an offer is sent and applicants will need to demonstrate at interview that their background and experience, general education and scolarship are appropriate. All applicants need to possess an adequate level of English competence. Please contact email@example.com for further information.
Firstly identify a suitable supervisor within the relevant department: for a searchable list of available supervisors, please see our website (www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/apps/supervisors). Alternatively, you can contact the department directly for general guidance on potential supervisors whose research interests most closely match those of your own. You will then need to complete an application form, available from our website: https://myapplication.kcl.ac.uk/ and provide two references. Successful applicants will be required to obtain approval for their research project prior to registration. The relevant form can be downloaded at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iop/research/pgr/apply.aspx
Forms should be completed in collaboration with your prospective supervisor. For information on application and project approval procedures please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
After graduating from Medical school in 2006, I worked as a researcher in mental health in Sri Lanka. In 2009, I received a Wellcome Trust Masters Fellowship in Public Health & Tropical Medicine and followed the Masters in Psychiatric Research at the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP). I had the honour of being selected as the first ever recipient of Professor Robin Murray Award for the best MSc dissertation in Psychiatric Research course, which was very rewarding and gratifying for me. Subsequently, I was awarded a King's Overseas Research Studentship to follow a PhD in Health Services Research at the IoP.
I am currently conducting research in migration and mental health in the section of Epidemiology. My previous and current experience of education at King's is very rewarding and nurturing, greatly enhancing my skills and exposing me to world leaders in my academic field. I plan to make a an academic/research career in mental health and I think the education I receive at King's stands to be of great use for a successful future.
The Denmark Hill campus and Institute of Psychiatry, where I am based at are modern with many facilities that aid the educational process. It's located close to central London with good transport links.
On a personal note, I love the city of London, and prefer this city to live in over others. I love the vibrant, multi-cultural and multifaceted life in London. As a funded student, I think the city offers enough interesting to do in your free time to keep you sufficiently entertained while not being financially draining.