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Fiona Gaughran

Professor Fiona Gaughran

Professor of Physical Health and Clinical Therapeutics

  • Lead Consultant Psychiatrist, National Psychosis Service and Director of Research and Development, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Research interests

  • Psychiatry

Biography

Professor Fiona Gaughran has had a visiting attachment to IoPPN since 2000 and took up a substantive role in 2014. She is a Professor of Physical Health and Clinical Therapeutics in Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience. She is also Director of Research and Development at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust in London, where she is the Lead Consultant for the National Psychosis Service.

Professor Gaughran qualified in Medicine from University College, Dublin, later receiving her Doctorate from University College, Cork. She first worked in medicine in St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin, achieving membership of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, and went on to complete general and specialist psychiatry training in the Irish Southern Health Board and National schemes respectively. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists as well as the Royal Colleges of Physicians in London, Edinburgh and Dublin.

As part of her clinical role, Professor Gaughran is responsible for implementing new, evidence-based approaches to help people with psychotic illnesses that have not responded well to treatment. She publishes widely on psychosis and on the physical health of people with major mental illnesses. Professor Gaughran has published over 180 papers, books and book chapters and recently co-edited the widely-acclaimed book, the “Maudsley Practice Guidelines for Physical Health Conditions in Psychiatry”.

Since 2020, Professor Gaughran has been named as a Clarivate Web of Science Highly-cited Researcher. This is an accolade awarded to the 1 in 1,000 scientists “who have demonstrated significant and broad influence”, reflected by the publication of multiple papers among the top 1% most cited in their field over the last decade, a remarkable impact.

    News

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    A new web tool has been designed by researchers at King's College London and the University of Oxfordto simplify the prescription of antidepressant and...

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    Lord O'Shaughnessy visits King's College London and the NIHR King's Clinical Research Facility

    Lord O’Shaughnessy, Former Health Minister and Senior Partner at consultancy firm Newmarket Strategy visited IoPPN and the NIHR King's Clinical Research...

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    Review finds significant barriers in shift to remote mental health services during pandemic

    New findings from research exploring mental health care provided by phone and video call during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Review finds significant barriers in shift to remote mental health services during pandemic

    Researchers are calling for further examination into the effects of telemental health on groups at risk of digital exclusion and for better evidence on...

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    Dr Brendon Stubbs receives NIHR Fellowship

    Dr Stubbs was awarded the five year fellowship for research in persistent pain and serious mental illness.

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    New study to monitor the real-time effect of COVID-19 on mental health services

    The study, led by Professor Robert Stewart from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, will monitor the effect of the pandemic on mental...

    New study to monitor the real-time effect of COVID-19 on mental health services

    Events

    27May9th Mediterranean Maudsley Forum

    9th Mediterranean Maudsley Forum

    The 9th Mediterranean Maudsley Forum will provide an update on social, psychological and biological aspects of psychiatric disorders, reviewing both advances...

    01DecTamara Whittle, Nurse Associate and Research Champion, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Photo by Ben McDade

    Changing Lives Through Research photography exhibition

    The Changing Lives through Research photography exhibition at the Maudsley Hospital captures images of research from across the Trust.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    07NovCREW launch

    Research Showcase in Eating and Weight Disorders

    Join us to celebrate the launch of the Centre for Research in Eating and Weight Disorders at King's College London, and discover research from the NIHR...

    Please note: this event has passed.

      News

      Immersive technology for mental health receives £20m investment and UKRI Innovator Support Programme

      King's is a partner in a new supportive ecosystem for UK innovators working on immersive digital mental health therapeutics is being launched.

      Someone wearing a VR Headset

      A new generation of Inspiring Women at the IoPPN

      28 new portraits of internationally recognised female professors at the Faculty have been added to IoPPN’s ‘Inspiring Women’ exhibition, celebrating the...

      Inspiring Women cover photo

      New tool to streamline prescribing of antidepressants

      A new web tool has been designed by researchers at King's College London and the University of Oxfordto simplify the prescription of antidepressant and...

      Woman sitting opposite a person holding a clipboard and pen

      Lord O'Shaughnessy visits King's College London and the NIHR King's Clinical Research Facility

      Lord O’Shaughnessy, Former Health Minister and Senior Partner at consultancy firm Newmarket Strategy visited IoPPN and the NIHR King's Clinical Research...

      Lord O’Shaughnessy with King's College academics

      Review finds significant barriers in shift to remote mental health services during pandemic

      New findings from research exploring mental health care provided by phone and video call during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Feature Student on laptop taking notes

      Review finds significant barriers in shift to remote mental health services during pandemic

      Researchers are calling for further examination into the effects of telemental health on groups at risk of digital exclusion and for better evidence on...

      video-conference-5167472_1920

      Dr Brendon Stubbs receives NIHR Fellowship

      Dr Stubbs was awarded the five year fellowship for research in persistent pain and serious mental illness.

      Brendon Stubbs 780x440

      New study to monitor the real-time effect of COVID-19 on mental health services

      The study, led by Professor Robert Stewart from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, will monitor the effect of the pandemic on mental...

      New study to monitor the real-time effect of COVID-19 on mental health services

      Events

      27May9th Mediterranean Maudsley Forum

      9th Mediterranean Maudsley Forum

      The 9th Mediterranean Maudsley Forum will provide an update on social, psychological and biological aspects of psychiatric disorders, reviewing both advances...

      01DecTamara Whittle, Nurse Associate and Research Champion, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Photo by Ben McDade

      Changing Lives Through Research photography exhibition

      The Changing Lives through Research photography exhibition at the Maudsley Hospital captures images of research from across the Trust.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      07NovCREW launch

      Research Showcase in Eating and Weight Disorders

      Join us to celebrate the launch of the Centre for Research in Eating and Weight Disorders at King's College London, and discover research from the NIHR...

      Please note: this event has passed.