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The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s is one of the world’s leading teaching and research centres in mental health related sciences and our research has a global impact. It is the premier centre for mental health and neurosciences research in Europe.

It produces more highly cited outputs (top one per cent citations) on mental health than any other centre (SciVal 2019) and on this metric we have risen from 16th (2014) to fourth (2019) in the world for highly cited neuroscience outputs. World-leading research from the IoPPN has made, and continues to make, an impact on how we understand, prevent and treat mental illness, neurological conditions, and other conditions that affect the brain.

We work with universities overseas, industry, healthcare providers and policy makers both locally and globally, to ensure that our research, and training, are both relevant and far-reaching. Between 2012 and 2017 alone, 892 of our publications in the areas of psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience had partners from across Europe, 342 across North America, 330 in Asia Pacific and 200 across the rest of the world.

We have major international partnerships across multiple continents, including in Africa, where we are 40+ research projects in 30+ countries; in Europe, where we are part of major EU-funded programmes; and in Asia and the Americas, with over a dozen partnerships, including Shanghai Jiaotong University, Sichuan University, Shenzhen Kangning Hospital, Southern University Science and Technology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, National University of Singapore, UCLA, and institutes across India, Peru and Mexico. 

International Students 

We are proud to have a diverse international student community – we currently have over 300 students from over 70 countries on our taught and research programmes. 

If you are considering studying at the IoPPN, you can also find key information for students from your country on King’s international student pages, including guidance on standard requirements for overseas qualifications, an insight into your community in London and an indication of when King’s will next be visiting your country. 

Centre for Global Mental Health 

Launched in 2009, the Centre for Global Mental Health, a collaboration between the IoPPN, King’s Health Partners and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, is a world leading centre, fostering research and capacity building in policy, prevention, treatment and care for mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders in low resource settings. The centre comprises academic staff and PhD students from these institutions.

Bespoke CPD Training Programmes

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience works closely with leading universities and mental health hospitals across the world and has developed a portfolio of bespoke training programmes, either online or in person to meet our partners’ needs nationally and internationally. Below are some of the online programmes that the IoPPN had developed and delivered:

  • Psychiatry research training 
  • Psychiatry nursing risk prevention, control, and management 
  • Old age psychiatry workshop in research and clinical case discussion 
  • CBT for Psychosis training for mental health professionals 
  • Safewards 
  • Risk assessment and communication in the psychiatric hospital and patient risk management designed for psychiatric nurses and;
    • Up to five Visiting Postgraduate Research Students; and
    • Up to five Visiting MSc in Developmental Psychology & Psychopathology students; and
    • Up to five Postgraduate Research Programme Students; and
    • Up to five Postgraduate Taught Programme Students

Our International Projects

At the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), we are engaged in a number of exciting international projects aimed at advancing our understanding of mental health and wellbeing around the world. We collaborate with researchers, healthcare professionals, and organizations from across the globe to share knowledge, resources, and expertise. By working together on these international projects, we hope to make significant strides in improving mental health outcomes and reducing the burden of mental illness on individuals and communities worldwide.

Our International Team

Professor Paola Dazzan, Vice Dean International 

 Ms Yue Li, Director, International Business Development



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