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EU-AIMS Longitudinal European Autism Project

The EU-AIMS Longitudinal European Autism Project (LEAP) aims to identify risk factors that contribute to differences  in brain development, difficulties in social behaviour and other core symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Experimental And Social Psychology Research Group (EASY)

Our research group predominantly takes an experimental approach to address questions of relevance to cognitive and social psychology. With a strong focus on experimental design to identify causal relationships our work addresses questions relating to social cognition, imitation, empathy, theory of mind, emotion, motivations, decision making, and learning.

Fitness to plead

 “Fitness to Plead” is a fundamental but understudied concept of criminal justice. It refers to a defendant’s ability to understand and participate in the legal process, a prerequisite to a fair trial. There is a need to balance the individual’s right to make autonomous decisions regarding their trial with their ability to effectively participate. The assessment of fitness to plead is carried out by psychiatrists and determined by a judge, and the costs of dealing with unfit individuals are high.

General Hospital Psychiatry Research Group

The General Hospital Psychiatry Research Group investigates the grey area between medicine and psychiatry: how psychological health can affect physical illness and vice versa.

Centre for Global Mental Health

The Centre for Global Mental Health addresses mental health disorders in the community, patterns of help-seeking, and health system responses.

King's Health Economics

King's Health Economics, led by Professor Paul McCrone (Director) and Professor Sarah Byford (Deputy Director), consists of a team of health economists with expertise in designing and conducting high quality economic evaluations of healthcare programmes and policies. The results of our work contribute to policy-making and healthcare practice in UK and abroad, and we promote the use of rigorous evaluation techniques through a programme of teaching and training.

Health Psychology section

The Health Psychology section at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience has been influential in the evolution of Health Psychology as a discipline in the UK.  We are internationally recognised for excellence in research and teaching, benefitting from collaborations within the IoPPN, a world renowned research centre for Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, as well as with the KCL School of Medicine and Life Sciences, the Dental Institute, and the School of Nursing and Midwifery. This inter-disciplinary practice is also demonstrated by clinical and research partnerships with King's Health Partners. 

IBD-BOOST Programme

Living well with Crohn’s and Colitis through an interactive online programme with nurse support.



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NIHR Maudsley BRC

NIHR Maudsley BRC

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