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Want to raise your profile at the IoPPN? We are seeking a number of instagrammers to showcase their photos of the IoPPN through our social media channels. All staff and students are invited to participate. Instagram newbies and veterans are welcome.

To apply, post a photo of life at the IoPPN or something related to your area of interest, tag us @KingsIoPPN, #IoPPNstagram and let us know why you’d like to be our next Instagrammer in Residence.

Once selected, you will be able to submit a minimum of 5 posts for re-gram each week, for the entirety of a two-week period.

As an IoPPNstagrammer in Residence, you’ll get:

  • A profile on the IoPPN website.
  • Content re-grammed and fully credited on the @KingsIoPPN Instagram profile for an entire fortnight.
  • 2 x reserved seats at our faculty and public-facing events.
  • Your photos featured in the weekly News & Events newsletter, the Newsletter from the Dean, and the IoPPN Student Blog.

Follow us @KingsIoPPN and get involved using the hashtag #IoPPNstagram


Previous IoPPNstagrammers

Nabila Cruz

Nabila Cruz works as a Research & Development Data Officer in the joint Research & Development Office of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN). She is the local admin for SLaM’s local portfolio management system (EDGE) and assists IoPPN researchers in reporting recruitment figures to the NIHR and SLaM.

She is also a Sustainability Champion for the IoPPN Main Building Office spaces. Nabila’s interests range from long walks through London, running (though not very fast!) and baking during the weekends. She’s also currently studying for the Associateship of King’s College (AKC) exam at the end of March. Travelling is one of her passions and she hopes to visit at least 4 different countries this year!


Louise Pratt is Head of Communications at IoPPN and has been at King’s for 10 years.

Louise and her team work to showcase the IoPPN to the wider world through the media, the IoPPN website, events, videos and public engagement; as well as internally through the Dean’s Newsletter and events like Parade of Stars. Louise is on the Diversity & Inclusion Self-Assessment Team and worked on The Inspiring Women’s Portrait exhibition, the Athena Swan Silver Application and many D&I events and initiatives since.  She works with senior management and staff and students across IoPPN and King’s and with NHS Foundation Trusts, charities, funders and national and international partners.  She has also worked on special projects like the Making a Difference collection of impact stories, the picture windows at the front of the main building and the Guinness World Records title for the World’s Largest Mental Health Lesson.


Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Your entry must be a new photo taken in the last year.

You must be a member of staff, a student, or in some way affiliated with the IoPPN.

You can submit up to five photos per entry.

You must tag #IoPPNstagram in order to be considered and tell us the reason why you’d like to be our IoPPNstagrammer in Residence in the comment or via direct message.

You must be following @KingsIoPPN

If your Instagram profile is private, please send your submissions via Direct Message.

If you do not have Instagram, please send your submissions via email to with '#ioppnstagram' in the subject line.

Your photo should not have been selected, shown or chosen as winner in previous competitions or projects.

You must be the creator of the photo.

You must be able to attend some events, exhibitions, seminars during term time.

You must not be a professional photographer.

You must be able to commit to the project and the allocated two-week period once selected, or let us know if you have prior commitments at least one month ahead.

The project runs from September 2018 to August 2019 and we are looking for a variety of IoPPNstagrammers, staff or students of the IoPPN.






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