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Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience management team

Executive Dean


Professor Ian Everall is Executive Dean of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN). He was formally Cato Chair of Psychiatry and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne. He trained in psychiatry at the Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals. He obtained his PhD in 1992 and in 1993 was appointed Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at The Maudsley Hospital. In 1999 he was appointed Professor of Experimental Neuropathology at the Institute of Psychiatry and then in 2004 he became Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego.

Professor  Everall has been at the forefront of research into cellular, molecular and genetic changes in the brain in major psychiatric disorders for over 20 years. Professor Everall is currently working on research into blood based biomarkers to aid in the diagnosis of psychosis and autism spectrum disorder, and further refining the molecular neuropathology of schizophrenia.

Director of Administration & Institute Secretary

Richard BarnardRichard Barnard is Director of Administration and Institute Secretary of IoPPN. He is responsible for the faculty professional services functions including Education Support Team, Press & Communications, Health & Safety, Diversity & Inclusion, Research & Development and the faculty Deanery.  Working with the Executive Dean he provides leadership and oversees strategy, planning, faculty resources and the day to day running of the faculty.  

Dean of Education

patrick-leman-180x180Professor Patrick Leman is Dean of Education at the IoPPN. He leads all aspects of teaching, learning and student experience. Patrick's research explores the links between children's social development, social identities, relationships and education. He is Editor of the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.



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Vice Deans


Division of Neuroscience

Professor Mark Richardson is the Vice Dean for Neuroscience at the IoPPN. He is both a practicing neurologist, regularly holding epilepsy clinics at King’s College Hospital, as well as a research team leader, running a lab whose focus is on understanding the mechanisms of epilepsy using multi-modal brain imaging approaches.


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Professor Til WykesDivision of Psychology & Systems Sciences

Dame Til Wykes is Vice Dean for Psychology and Systems Science at the IoPPN. She is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Rehabilitation at King’s College London, and she edits the Journal of Mental Health.


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allan youngDivision of Academic Psychiatry

Professor Allan Young is Interim Vice Dean for Academic Psychiatry at the IoPPN. He is Professor of Mood Disorders, and holds the Chair of Mood Disorders. He is also the Director of the Centre for Affective Disorders within the Department of Psychological Medicine and is an Honorary Consultant with the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. 

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paola-dazzan-180x180Paola Dazzan is Professor of Neurobiology of Psychosis and has additional responsibility for international partnerships.  Her main area of interest is the application of brain imaging to the study of the early stages of psychosis, and the relationship between brain, other biological risk factors for psychosis, and the biological effects of antipsychotics.


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Matthew Hotopf

Matthew Hotopf is Vice Dean of Research at the Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience. He is a Professor of General Hospital Psychiatry, a consultant liaison psychiatrist and is also Director of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). His main area of research is in the grey area between medicine and psychiatry, exploring the interaction between mental and physical health.

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Heads of Departments

Addiction Sciences
Professor Sir John Strang

Basic & Clinical Neuroscience
Professor Ammar Al-Chalabi 

Biostatistics & Health Informatics
Professor Andrew Pickles

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Professor Emily Simonoff

Forensic & Neurodevelopmental Science
Professor Declan Murphy

Health Service & Population Research
Professor Craig Morgan

Developmental Neurobiology
Professor Oscar Marin
Professor Steven Williams

Old Age Psychiatry
Professor Dag Aarsland

Psychological Medicine
Professor Ulrike Schmidt

Professor Richard Brown

Psychosis Studies
Professor Philip McGuire

Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre (MRC)
Professor Francesca Happé
Wolfson Centre for Age Related Diseases
Professor Marzia Malcangio
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