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The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience promotes cutting edge collaborative research within an interdisciplinary context. 

The conditions and disorders we research impact people at every stage in life, from neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood and adolescence through to neurodegenerative conditions in older people.

Our community of researchers work together to translate insights from discovery science (including neuroscience, genomics, social science and psychology) to interventions to improve patient care and quality of life. 

Our research centres have secured positions at the forefront of international scientific research and make major contributions to teaching, training and research by inspiring and nurturing the next generation of scientific leaders.

Our research agenda is entering a new phase of growth and development as we embrace the new opportunities that are arising from our developing partnerships, invest strategically in areas highlighted as local and national priorities, and make full use of emerging technologies and fantastic research facilities. 

Research at the IoPPN

Centres & groups

Centres & groups

View all our research groups and centres here at the IoPPN and learn more about some of the unique…



Our ground-breaking research makes a real difference in understanding, preventing and treating…

Brainwaves podcast series

Exploring and explaining the latest in mental health and neurosciences research at the IoPPN. Listen to our researchers discuss unconditional love in the context of the administration of Naloxone - an antidote to heroin overdose, hear how early deprivation has affected the mental health of Romanian adoptees 27 years later, and discover how scientists at King's have developed a blood test that accurately predicts how a depressed patient will respond to common antidepressants.


NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is part of the NIHR and is hosted by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with King's College London.

NIHR Maudsley BRC

South London and Maudsley NHS foundation

A defining feature of the IoPPN is its partnership with the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), the largest mental health trust in the country. As well as serving the communities of South London, SLaM provides specialist services for people from across the UK and beyond.

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