Contact the Centre for Affective Disorders
Who we are:
Prof Allan Young, Professor in Mood Disorders, Director, Centre for Affective Disorders
Research interests: cause and treatments for severe psychiatric illnesses, particularly mood disorders
Prof Anthony Cleare Professor of Psychopharmacology & Affective Disorders and Head of the Affective Disorders Research Group
Research interests: Clinical psychopharmacology; neuroendocrinology and neurochemistry and functional neuroimaging (PET and f-MRI) of depression, chronic fatigue syndrome and aggression; neuroimaging of serotonin receptor function; biological effects of psychological therapies
Prof Carmine Pariante Professor of Biological Psychiatry and Head of Stress, Psychiatry and Immunology Laboratory & Section of Perinatal Psychiatry
Research interests: investigates the role of stress in the pathogenesis of mental disorders and in the response to psychotropic drugs, both in clinical samples and experimental settings. His work focuses on depression and fatigue, with a particular interest in the perinatal period and in subjects with medical disorders. Moreover, he also uses animal and cellular models.
Dr Adam Perkins, Lecturer in the Neurobiology of Personality
Research interests: to explain why some people are more prone to anxiety than others with a view to explaining the causes, and improve the treatment of, anxiety and depression-related illnesses.
Dr Paul Stokes, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Mood Disorders & Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, South London & Maudsley NHS Trust
Research interests: psychopharmacology and neurochemical basis of bipolar disorder and related co-morbid addictions
Dr Roland Zahn, Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Neurocognitive Bases of Mood Disorders, MRC Clinician Scientist Fellow & Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley Trust
Research interests: Understanding the cognitive-anatomical underpinnings of social knowledge and moral emotions and their role in affective disorders as well as social behaviour in neuropsychiatric disorders.
Dr James Rucker NIHR Clinician Scientist
The Centre for Affective Disorders has a number of visiting academics;
Prof Cindy Fu, Professor in Affective Neuroscience, University of East London
She trained in psychiatry at the University of Toronto, where she was the Chief Resident at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry (now Centre for Addiction and Mental Health). She was a Wellcome Fellow and completed her PhD in 2004 at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.
Dr Ilaria Galizia, University of Bari, Italy
Prof Gavin Reynolds, Honorary Professor of Neuroscience, Sheffield Hallam University & Professor Emeritus at Queen’s University Belfast
Research interests: understanding changes in the brain in schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders, identifying abnormalities in neurotransmitter systems. Investigating the mechanisms underlying both the wanted and adverse effects of the antipsychotic drugs used to treat schizophrenia.
Prof Jan Scott, Emeritus Professor of Psychological Medicine
Jan Scott is Professor of Psychological Medicine at the University of Newcastle, and has recently been appointed to the post of Chaire d'Excellence with Fondation Fondamental and the Center Expert Bipolaire with the Universite-Paris-Est-Creteil, in France. She is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Psychiatry and a Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
Professor Scott trained in psychiatry in Newcastle upon Tyne and was then a professor in Glasgow and the Institute of Psychiatry in London, before returning to Newcastle. Professor Scott also held visiting academic posts with Aaron Beck at the Penn State University in Philadelphia, Eugene Paykel at Cambridge University, and Eduard Vieta in Barcelona and was also awarded the RCPsych travelling scholarship to Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.
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Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7848 0088
Centre for Affective Disorders
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
King's College London
PO72 De Crespigny Park
London, SE5 8AF
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