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.
Upcoming Inaugural Lectures
Professor Kate Tchanturia
'The big picture, flexibility and positivity in the treatment of eating disorders'
Date: 12 June 2019
Chair: Prof Allan Young
Vote of Thanks: Prof Ulrike Schmidt
Venue: Wolfson Lecture Theatre - IoPPN Main Building
Time: 17.30 - 18.30
Professor Andre Strydom l November 2018
Professor Nicola Fear I April 2018
Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke | February 2018
Professor Marco Catani | December 2017
'The Fear Factor: Life as a Military Epidemiologist'
Chair: Prof Anthony David
Vote of Thanks: Prof Simon Wessely
The second Inaugural Lecture of 2018 will be 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
Professor Oliver Howes | February 2017
'From rejections to connections'
Chair: Prof Anthony David
Vote of Thanks: Prof Steve Williams
The second Inaugural Lecture of 2017 will be delivered by Marco Catani, Professor of Neuroanatomy and Psychiatry at the IoPPN.
Lecture video: From rejections to connections
Professor Thalia Eley │October 2014
'Kanye West and the cause of psychosis'
Chair: Prof Sir Robin Murray
Vote of Thanks: Prof Philip McGuire
The first Inaugural Lecture of 2017 will be delivered by Oliver Howes, Professor of Molecular Psychiatry at the IoPPN.
Professor Khalida Ismail │June 2014
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.
Professor Peter Goadsby | May 2014
The mind in diabetes: the final frontier
Chair: Prof Shitij Kapur
Vote of thanks: Prof Sir Simon Wessely
The second inaugural lecture of 2014 was given by Khalida Ismail, Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at the IoPPN.
Professor Carmine M. Pariante | December 2013
Bedside to bench and back: improving care for headache disorders
Chair: Prof Mark Richardson
Vote of thanks: Prof 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.
Professor Rona Moss-Morris | May 2013
Depression and the Immune System: from Madonna to Lady Gaga
Chair: Prof. 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.
Trials and tribulations: A journey towards integrated care for long term conditions
Professor Rona Moss-Morris joined the Department of Psychology as Head of Health Psychology in October 2011.