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Inaugural lectures

Inaugural lectures are given by newly arrived or promoted professors, who use the opportunity to introduce themselves, to present an overview of their own research and to highlight the latest developments in their field.

Open to the general public, each event concludes with a drinks reception. 

Previous lectures

'The journey from synapse physiology to drug discovery for Alzheimer's disease'

Chair: Professor Ian Everall

Vote of Thanks: Professor Chris Shaw

The fourth Inaugural Lecture of 2019 was delivered by Kei Cho, Professor of the UK Dementia Research Institute, Department of Basic & Clinical Neuroscience, IoPPN.

Lecture video: The journey from synapse physiology to drug discovery for Alzheimer’s disease

'The big picture, flexibility and positivity in the treatment of eating disorders'

Chair: Professor Allan Young

Vote of Thanks: Professor Ulrike Schmidt

The third Inaugural Lecture of 2019 was delivered by Kate Tchanturia, Professor in Psychology of Eating Disorders at the IoPPN.

Lecture video: The big picture, flexibility and positivity in the treatment of disorders

'ScienceMatters to Alzheimer's disease - a recount of my scientific journey so far'

Chair: Professor Ian Everall

Vote of Thanks: Professor Mark Richardson

The second Inaugural Lecture of 2019 was delivered by Lawrence Rajendran, van Geest Professor of Dementia Research and Deputy Director, UK Dementia Research Institute, IoPPN.

Lecture video: ScienceMatters to Alzheimer's disease - a recount of my scientific journey so far

'Rethinking childhood trauma'

Chair: Professor Ian Everall

Vote of Thanks: Professor Sir Michael Rutter

The first Inaugural Lecture of 2019 was delivered by Andrea Danese, Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the IoPPN.

Lecture video: Rethinking childhood trauma

'The Fear Factor: Life as a Military Epidemiologist'

Chair: Professor Anthony David

Vote of Thanks: Professor Simon Wessely

The second Inaugural Lecture of 2018 was delivered by Professor Nicola Fear, Director of the King's Centre for Military Health Research and Chair of the Psychological Medicine PhD sub-committee.

Lecture video: The Fear Factor: Life as a Military Epidemiologist

'From rejections to connections'

Chair: Professor Anthony David

Vote of Thanks: Professor Steve Williams

The second Inaugural Lecture of 2017 was delivered by Marco Catani, Professor of Neuroanatomy and Psychiatry at the IoPPN.

Lecture video: From rejections to connections

'Kanye West and the cause of psychosis'

Chair: Professor Sir Robin Murray

Vote of Thanks: Professor Philip McGuire

The first Inaugural Lecture of 2017 was delivered by Oliver Howes, Professor of Molecular Psychiatry at the IoPPN.

Something old, something new: disentangling genetic and environmental influences on anxiety and depression

Chair: Professor Til Wykes

Vote of thanks: Professor Robert Plomin

The third and final inaugural lecture of 2014 was given by Thalia Eley, Professor of Developmental Behavioural Genetics at the IoPPN.

'The mind in diabetes: the final frontier'

Chair: Professor Shitij Kapur

Vote of Thanks: Professor Sir Simon Wessely

The second inaugural lecture of 2014 was given by Khalida Ismail, Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at the IoPPN.

Lecture video: The mind in diabetes: the final frontier

'Bedside to bench and back: improving care for headache disorders'

Chair: Professor Mark Richardson

Vote of Thanks: Professor Mark Richardson

The first inaugural lecture of 2014 was given by Professor Peter Goadsby, Director of the NIHR / Wellcome Trust, King's Clinical Research Facility.

Lecture video: Bedside to bench and back: improving care for headache disorders

'Depression and the Immune System: from Madonna to Lady Gaga'

Chair: Professor Shitij Kapur

Vote of Thanks: Dr. Susan Pawlby

The second inaugural lecture of 2013 was given by Carmine M. Pariante, Professor of Biological Psychiatry at the IoPPN.

 

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