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About the IoPPN

A welcome from the Executive Dean, Professor Ian Everall


It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN).

The IoPPN is a world leader in the research, study and practice of psychiatry, psychology and related disciplines. Our world-class research-led learning experience attracts the very best students from around the world who enjoy unrivalled learning opportunities  

We have three world class divisions: Psychology & System Sciences, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, which share a vision to understand how the mind and the brain work and to use this understanding to improve quality of life and clinical outcomes of individuals with mental health problems or neurological disorders. 

With the incorporation of neuroscience into the Institute we are in the unique position of being a global research centre that can truly integrate neuroscience into mental health research.  

The IoPPN (formerly the Institute of Psychiatry) was founded in 1948 and can date its origins to 1896. In 1997 it became a faculty of King’s College London, the fourth oldest university in England and one of the top 25 universities in the world.  You can find out more about our history here.

We are world-renowned for the quality of our research, and I’m proud to say that the IoPPN produces more highly cited publications in psychiatry and mental health (Scopus, 2016) than any other university in the world. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework we were judged to have the second highest research power in the UK for Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, and the impact of our work was 100% world leading or internationally excellent, and our research environment judged as 100% world leading. You can read more about our research, and the impact it has had, here.

We have an enduring tradition of training and cultivating the finest scientific minds in the field. Our strong partnerships with NHS foundation trusts, industry, policy-makers and healthcare organisations, and the global reach of our collaborative relationships, means that our students enjoy unrivalled learning, placement and employment opportunities.

We embrace engagement with partners locally, nationally and globally, with a culture that values our dedicated community of scholars, students and professional services staff and promotes diversity and inclusion. 

We are at the forefront of global mental health research and through our partnerships that foster research and training in policy, prevention, treatment and care around the world.  We are part of the Academic Health Sciences Centre King’s Health Partners, a pioneering collaboration between King’s and three NHS foundation trusts: South London and Maudsley, Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College HospitalOur impact is local, national and global too.

I invite you to visit our webpages to see for yourself examples of the ground-breaking research and innovative education that makes the Institute a unique and exciting place to work and study.

Professor Ian Everall

Executive Dean, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

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