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Professor Matthew Hotopf CBE

Executive Dean, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Research interests

  • Neuroscience
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology

Biography

Professor Matthew Hotopf CBE is Executive Dean of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN).

Professor Hotopf is a Professor of General Hospital Psychiatry, a consultant liaison psychiatrist, and former Director of the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) from 2014-2023.

As an alumnus of King’s College London, Professor Hotopf has a rich history with the university as both student and staff. Matthew was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine in 1998. He was Vice Dean (Research) at the IoPPN from 2017-2023 and led the IoPPN’s return to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

Matthew trained in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and in Psychiatry at the Maudsley. He has broad research interests including using epidemiological and novel mobile health methods to interrogate the relationship between mental and physical health. He has a national research profile as a member of the REF and inaugural chair of the NIHR’s Translational Research Collaboration in Mental Health.

Matthew’s awards include a CBE for services to Psychiatric Research in June 2018 and the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine’s 2016 Wayne Katon Research Award. He is also a NIHR Senior Investigator and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

    Research

    GLAD: Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression

    The GLAD Study is the largest anxiety and depression project ever undertaken. It was launched in September 2018.

    Project status: Ongoing

    King’s Open Research Group Initiative (KORGI)

    The King’s Open Research Group Initiative (or KORGI) is an action-oriented committee composed of an interdisciplinary mix of senior academics and experienced research staff that seek to change policy and procedures to promote transparent, accessible and reproducible research.

    RAMP study logo promo
    Repeated Assessment of Mental health in Pandemics (RAMP)

    The Repeated Assessment of Mental health in Pandemics (RAMP) study is a research project assessing the effect of COVID-19 on the mental health and wellbeing of the population.

    IMPARTS
    Integrating Mental and Physical healthcare: Research Training and Services (IMPARTS)

    Integrating Mental & Physical healthcare: Research, Training & Services (IMPARTS) was an initiative funded by King’s Health Partners to integrate mental and physical healthcare in research, training and clinical services at Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital, and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts

    COVID-19 Ethnic Inequalities in Mental health and Multimorbidities: COVE-IMM study

    Informed by perspectives of people with lived experience, this study will look to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated ethnic health inequalities

    Project status: Ongoing

    News

    Memorandum of Understanding signed to develop Veteran Mental Health Centre of Excellence in Ukraine

    Agreement between King’s, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and Federation Global Initiative on Psychiatry signals intent to establish a...

    MoU Ukraine 2

    Professor Ulrike Schmidt recognised in New Year Honours

    Professor Ulrike Schmidt has been awarded an OBE for services to people with eating disorders in the New Year Honours list.

    U Schmidt

    A showcase of research in eating and weight disorders celebrates the launch of CREW

    A packed one-day showcase of inspirational talks and activities marked the opening of the new Centre for Research in Eating and Weight Disorders (CREW) at...

    CREW Event 780x440

    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

    IoPPN welcomes new Executive Dean Professor Matthew Hotopf

    A new chapter for world class Institute as Professor Hotopf begins his five-year tenure as Executive Dean.

    Matthew Hotopf

    Exposure to air pollution is associated with increased use of psychiatric services in people with dementia

    New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at king's College London has found exposure to air pollution is associated...

    Air-pollution

    Full house at 10th edition of IoPPN Research Festival

    The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) celebrated its 10th Research Festival in a packed Wolfson Lecture Theatre. This year's...

    RF graphic

    £42m boost to mental health research announced by Office for Life Sciences

    A new Mental Health Mission, announced today by the Office for Life Sciences, will provide £42.7m worth of funding for mental health research in the UK.

    Research Lab

    Harnessing Mobile Data to Assess Disease and Relapse

    Read about King's work on AI techniques to identify disease and relapse, as featured in the Bringing the Human to the Artificial exhibition.

    Data Blue Green Lines BTHTTA AdobeStock_213051490

    App-based monitoring of thinking difficulties could help treatment of depression

    New research with over 500 participants diagnosed with depression has shown that smartphone assessments of their thinking difficulties is linked to the...

    man with phone in cafe

    Events

    21MayMerging of education and research A journey from the midbrain out

    Professor Eleanor Dommett - Inaugural Lecture

    Join us in celebrating Professor Eleanor Dommett's inaugural lecture on 'Merging of education and research: A journey from the midbrain out.'

    23AprNever Too Late

    Professor Sally Marlow - Inaugural Lecture

    Join us in celebrating Professor Sally Marlow's inaugural lecture on 'Never Too Late.''

    31Jan780 KES Mental Health and Tech

    King's Experts Series: Digital Technology & Mental Health

    The King’s Experts Series is a series of events exclusively for King’s alumni, this webinar will touch on some of the latest research on digital technology...

    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.

    10OctThe_Directors_Kings

    King's College London + Artangel present 'The Directors: Marcus'

    Flagship event for World Mental Health Day, a film screening & discussion exploring lived experience of psychosis with artist Marcus Coates. By Institute o

    Please note: this event has passed.

    17MayResearch Festival

    IoPPN Research Festival 2023 - 10th Edition - Looking back to look forward

    Please join us on 17 May 2023 to celebrate the innovative and exciting research taking place at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at...

    Please note: this event has passed.

    30MarStephani Hatch inaugural lecture

    Professor Stephani Hatch - Inaugural Lecture

    Join us in celebrating Professor Stephani Hatch's inaugural lecture on 'Fighting for Health and Social Equity: Lessons from a southernplayalistic ATLien.'

    Please note: this event has passed.

    Spotlight

    Telling Stories of Research through the new NIHR Maudsley BRC microsite

    The NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre has launched their new microsite, Stories of Research, to showcase their impactful work on mental health.

    brc stories of research simple hero

      Research

      GLAD: Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression

      The GLAD Study is the largest anxiety and depression project ever undertaken. It was launched in September 2018.

      Project status: Ongoing

      King’s Open Research Group Initiative (KORGI)

      The King’s Open Research Group Initiative (or KORGI) is an action-oriented committee composed of an interdisciplinary mix of senior academics and experienced research staff that seek to change policy and procedures to promote transparent, accessible and reproducible research.

      RAMP study logo promo
      Repeated Assessment of Mental health in Pandemics (RAMP)

      The Repeated Assessment of Mental health in Pandemics (RAMP) study is a research project assessing the effect of COVID-19 on the mental health and wellbeing of the population.

      IMPARTS
      Integrating Mental and Physical healthcare: Research Training and Services (IMPARTS)

      Integrating Mental & Physical healthcare: Research, Training & Services (IMPARTS) was an initiative funded by King’s Health Partners to integrate mental and physical healthcare in research, training and clinical services at Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital, and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts

      COVID-19 Ethnic Inequalities in Mental health and Multimorbidities: COVE-IMM study

      Informed by perspectives of people with lived experience, this study will look to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated ethnic health inequalities

      Project status: Ongoing

      News

      Memorandum of Understanding signed to develop Veteran Mental Health Centre of Excellence in Ukraine

      Agreement between King’s, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and Federation Global Initiative on Psychiatry signals intent to establish a...

      MoU Ukraine 2

      Professor Ulrike Schmidt recognised in New Year Honours

      Professor Ulrike Schmidt has been awarded an OBE for services to people with eating disorders in the New Year Honours list.

      U Schmidt

      A showcase of research in eating and weight disorders celebrates the launch of CREW

      A packed one-day showcase of inspirational talks and activities marked the opening of the new Centre for Research in Eating and Weight Disorders (CREW) at...

      CREW Event 780x440

      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

      IoPPN welcomes new Executive Dean Professor Matthew Hotopf

      A new chapter for world class Institute as Professor Hotopf begins his five-year tenure as Executive Dean.

      Matthew Hotopf

      Exposure to air pollution is associated with increased use of psychiatric services in people with dementia

      New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at king's College London has found exposure to air pollution is associated...

      Air-pollution

      Full house at 10th edition of IoPPN Research Festival

      The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) celebrated its 10th Research Festival in a packed Wolfson Lecture Theatre. This year's...

      RF graphic

      £42m boost to mental health research announced by Office for Life Sciences

      A new Mental Health Mission, announced today by the Office for Life Sciences, will provide £42.7m worth of funding for mental health research in the UK.

      Research Lab

      Harnessing Mobile Data to Assess Disease and Relapse

      Read about King's work on AI techniques to identify disease and relapse, as featured in the Bringing the Human to the Artificial exhibition.

      Data Blue Green Lines BTHTTA AdobeStock_213051490

      App-based monitoring of thinking difficulties could help treatment of depression

      New research with over 500 participants diagnosed with depression has shown that smartphone assessments of their thinking difficulties is linked to the...

      man with phone in cafe

      Events

      21MayMerging of education and research A journey from the midbrain out

      Professor Eleanor Dommett - Inaugural Lecture

      Join us in celebrating Professor Eleanor Dommett's inaugural lecture on 'Merging of education and research: A journey from the midbrain out.'

      23AprNever Too Late

      Professor Sally Marlow - Inaugural Lecture

      Join us in celebrating Professor Sally Marlow's inaugural lecture on 'Never Too Late.''

      31Jan780 KES Mental Health and Tech

      King's Experts Series: Digital Technology & Mental Health

      The King’s Experts Series is a series of events exclusively for King’s alumni, this webinar will touch on some of the latest research on digital technology...

      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.

      10OctThe_Directors_Kings

      King's College London + Artangel present 'The Directors: Marcus'

      Flagship event for World Mental Health Day, a film screening & discussion exploring lived experience of psychosis with artist Marcus Coates. By Institute o

      Please note: this event has passed.

      17MayResearch Festival

      IoPPN Research Festival 2023 - 10th Edition - Looking back to look forward

      Please join us on 17 May 2023 to celebrate the innovative and exciting research taking place at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at...

      Please note: this event has passed.

      30MarStephani Hatch inaugural lecture

      Professor Stephani Hatch - Inaugural Lecture

      Join us in celebrating Professor Stephani Hatch's inaugural lecture on 'Fighting for Health and Social Equity: Lessons from a southernplayalistic ATLien.'

      Please note: this event has passed.

      Spotlight

      Telling Stories of Research through the new NIHR Maudsley BRC microsite

      The NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre has launched their new microsite, Stories of Research, to showcase their impactful work on mental health.

      brc stories of research simple hero