Prof Sukhi Shergill
Prof. Sukhi Shergill BSc MBBS PhD SFHEA FRCPsych is Professor in Psychiatry and Systems Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, and a Consultant Psychiatrist in the National Psychosis Service at the Maudsley Hospital, part of the South London and Maudsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. People who suffer from treatment-refractory psychosis are referred here from across the UK and Europe.
His research uses neuroimaging techniques to understand more about the brain mechanisms involved in the symptoms of schizophrenia – both the 'positive symptoms' (unusual experiences such as hallucinations and paranoia that are characteristic of episodes of psychosis) and the 'secondary' symptoms that affect memory and attention, and make it difficult for people to interact socially and sustain relationships. The aim is to use this knowledge to aid the development of new, effective treatments for the large number of people with schizophrenia who do not respond well to antipsychotic medication.
He heads the Cognition, Schizophrenia and Imaging Laboratory (CSI Lab), comprising two-dozen academics, clinical researchers, PhD and other students; and is director of the King’s Centre for CNS Therapeutics which facilitates academic and clinical links with commercial and charitable enterprises in order to develop and trial novel interventions for CNS disorders.