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Dr Richard Hayes

Senior Lecturer


I joined King’s in 2009. I am a senior lecturer in the department of Psychological Medicine and based at the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre. Over the last 10 years my research has focused on answering clinically relevant questions in metal health using electronic health records data, specifically the Clinical Records Interactive Search (CRIS) data resource. I investigate determinants of patterns within routine mental health care. My research interests cover a range of disorders with particular interests in the relationship between mental and physical health, pharmacotherapy, symptoms and addictions research. I am involved with the ongoing development of the CRIS resource. I have been involved in range of collaborations including with government and pharmaceutical industry partners.  

Research Interests

  • Pharmacotherapy and treatment resistance in psychosis 
  • Pharmacotherapy, treatment resistance, and suicidality in depression   
  • Involuntary detention under the mental health act 
  • Obsessive compulsive symptoms in serious mental illness 
  • Mortality risk in opiate use disorder  

Research Groups

I work within the Clinical Records Interactive Search (CRIS) team