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Who we are

Welcome from Head of School, Professor Dame Til Wykes

Til Wykes circleOur School of Mental Health & Psychological Sciences is at the forefront of international scientific research on psychology, mental health and neurological disorders.

The School is made up of four departments: Biostatistics & Health InformaticsHealth Service & Population ResearchPsychologySocial, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry

With over 100 Principal Investigators, our research spans development from childhood to old age, encompassing basic research through to the development and implementation of treatments, services and policy. Our researchers delve into a huge range of fields, from psychology, genetics and mental health to health economics, statistics and informatics. Our scientific breakthroughs have an impact on both individuals and their families, as well as health services and society.

As part of King’s Health Partners, we maintain strong collaborative ties with three major NHS Trusts in London, particularly the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Our School is also affiliated with the King’s Clinical Trials Unit – a centre of excellence which helps research teams throughout the country carry out clinical trials safely and to a high scientific standard.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes provide world-class, research-led teaching and attract the very best students from around the globe. 

Embracing research, education and clinical translation

The School embraces research, education and clinical translation aiming to further understand and improve mental health and brain disease and train the next generation of researchers and practitioners.

Watch the video below to hear more about our work:


Professor Dame Til Wykes

Head of School of Mental Health & Psychological Sciences (MHaPS)
Professor of Clinical Psychology & Rehabilitation

School Leadership