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Matthew Hotopf

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

    Demystifying Impact 2024

    IoPPN researchers and NHS Trusts staff discussed the effect and importance of partnerships and collaborations at this year's annual Demystifying Impact event...

    Demystifying Impact 6

    Professor Richard Wingate delivers inaugural lecture "Cerebellar tales: balancing a journey through science, art and education"

    On 23 May 2024, Professor Wingate delivered his inaugural lecture as a Professor of Developmental Neurobiology at the IoPPN.

    Professor Matthew Hotopf, Professor Richard Wingate and Dr Stephen Webster

    IoPPN host delegation from Republic of Indonesia Ministry of Health

    Visit underlines partnership and collaboration in the use of electronic health records and digital therapies, and for a new Perinatal Mental Health Centre in...

    IoPPN MoU Indonesia 780x440

    Professor Gráinne McAlonan announced as new Director of NIHR Maudsley BRC

    IoPPN Professor of Translational Neuroscience previously served as Interim Director of the centre from summer 2023.

    Grainne McA 780x440

    Professor Sally Marlow delivers her inaugural lecture, Never Too Late

    On Tuesday 23 April 2024, Professor Marlow delivered her inaugural lecture as Associate Dean of Impact and Professor of Practice in Public Understanding of...

    Professor Sally Marlow in front of a screen with the title of her talk Never Too Late

    New £7M research investment to investigate population-based improvement of mental health

    £7 million funding from UK Research and Innovation, has been awarded to lead partner King’s College London to establish a research theme in Population Mental...

    Crowd in London

    King's College London welcomes The Princess Royal to the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences

    On Friday 8 March 2024, The Princess Royal, in her role as Chancellor of the University of London, met with researchers, clinicians and collaborators of the...

    Princess Anne IoPPN visit

    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

    Events

    18JunSynapse Confidential – Understanding the Secrets of Neuronal Connections in Health and Mental Health (2)

    Professor Deepak Srivastava - Inaugural Lecture

    Join us in celebrating Srivastava's inaugural lecture on 'Synapse Confidential – Understanding the Secrets of Neuronal Connections in Health and Mental Health'

    Please note: this event has passed.

    15JulThe Art of Forging Neurons

    Professor Benedikt Berninger - Inaugural Lecture

    Join us in celebrating Professor Berninger's inaugural lecture on 'The Art of Forging Neurons.'

    23MayCerebellar tales balancing a journey through science, art and education (1)

    Professor Richard Wingate - Inaugural Lecture

    Join us in celebrating Professor Wingate's inaugural lecture on 'Cerebellar tales: balancing a journey through science, art and education'

    Please note: this event has passed.

    16MayNew understanding and approaches to addressing intimate partner violence in the context of substance use (1)

    Professor Gail Gilchrist - Inaugural Lecture

    Join us in celebrating Professor Gail Gilchrist's inaugural lecture on 'New understanding and approaches to addressing intimate partner violence in the...

    Please note: this event has passed.

    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.'

    Please note: this event has passed.

    23AprNever Too Late

    Professor Sally Marlow - Inaugural Lecture

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

    Please note: this event has passed.

    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.

    Features

    IoPPN Research Festival 2024 'Origins and new beginnings'

    The 2024 IoPPN Research Festival covered the theme ‘Origins and New Beginnings.’

    Rainbow Origami Cranes From Origin to End

    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

      Demystifying Impact 2024

      IoPPN researchers and NHS Trusts staff discussed the effect and importance of partnerships and collaborations at this year's annual Demystifying Impact event...

      Demystifying Impact 6

      Professor Richard Wingate delivers inaugural lecture "Cerebellar tales: balancing a journey through science, art and education"

      On 23 May 2024, Professor Wingate delivered his inaugural lecture as a Professor of Developmental Neurobiology at the IoPPN.

      Professor Matthew Hotopf, Professor Richard Wingate and Dr Stephen Webster

      IoPPN host delegation from Republic of Indonesia Ministry of Health

      Visit underlines partnership and collaboration in the use of electronic health records and digital therapies, and for a new Perinatal Mental Health Centre in...

      IoPPN MoU Indonesia 780x440

      Professor Gráinne McAlonan announced as new Director of NIHR Maudsley BRC

      IoPPN Professor of Translational Neuroscience previously served as Interim Director of the centre from summer 2023.

      Grainne McA 780x440

      Professor Sally Marlow delivers her inaugural lecture, Never Too Late

      On Tuesday 23 April 2024, Professor Marlow delivered her inaugural lecture as Associate Dean of Impact and Professor of Practice in Public Understanding of...

      Professor Sally Marlow in front of a screen with the title of her talk Never Too Late

      New £7M research investment to investigate population-based improvement of mental health

      £7 million funding from UK Research and Innovation, has been awarded to lead partner King’s College London to establish a research theme in Population Mental...

      Crowd in London

      King's College London welcomes The Princess Royal to the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences

      On Friday 8 March 2024, The Princess Royal, in her role as Chancellor of the University of London, met with researchers, clinicians and collaborators of the...

      Princess Anne IoPPN visit

      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

      Events

      18JunSynapse Confidential – Understanding the Secrets of Neuronal Connections in Health and Mental Health (2)

      Professor Deepak Srivastava - Inaugural Lecture

      Join us in celebrating Srivastava's inaugural lecture on 'Synapse Confidential – Understanding the Secrets of Neuronal Connections in Health and Mental Health'

      Please note: this event has passed.

      15JulThe Art of Forging Neurons

      Professor Benedikt Berninger - Inaugural Lecture

      Join us in celebrating Professor Berninger's inaugural lecture on 'The Art of Forging Neurons.'

      23MayCerebellar tales balancing a journey through science, art and education (1)

      Professor Richard Wingate - Inaugural Lecture

      Join us in celebrating Professor Wingate's inaugural lecture on 'Cerebellar tales: balancing a journey through science, art and education'

      Please note: this event has passed.

      16MayNew understanding and approaches to addressing intimate partner violence in the context of substance use (1)

      Professor Gail Gilchrist - Inaugural Lecture

      Join us in celebrating Professor Gail Gilchrist's inaugural lecture on 'New understanding and approaches to addressing intimate partner violence in the...

      Please note: this event has passed.

      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.'

      Please note: this event has passed.

      23AprNever Too Late

      Professor Sally Marlow - Inaugural Lecture

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

      Please note: this event has passed.

      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.

      Features

      IoPPN Research Festival 2024 'Origins and new beginnings'

      The 2024 IoPPN Research Festival covered the theme ‘Origins and New Beginnings.’

      Rainbow Origami Cranes From Origin to End

      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