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Biography

Paolo Fusar-Poliis a Reader in Psychiatry and Youth Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London (KCL), a consultant psychiatrist in the Outreach And Support In South-London (OASIS) Service at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Associate Professor at the Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences, University of Pavia, Italy. The OASIS is one of the oldest and largest services for individuals at clinical high risk of psychosis in Europe. 

Much of his research utilizes clinical prediction and neuroscience and aims to understand more about the stages preceding the onset of psychotic disorders in order to develop new and effective detection strategies and preventative treatments for individuals at risk. 

At the IoPPN he heads the Early Psychosis: Intervention and Clinical-detection Laboratory (EPIC Lab), comprising one-dozen academics, clinical researchers, PhD and other students. Dr Fusar-Poli is also leading the Psychopharmacological module at the first MSc in Early Psychosis worldwide. 

He completed his medical studies and his psychiatric training at the University of Pavia, Italy (during which time he completed his PhD). During his psychiatric training and his PhD he was partly based at the Department of Psychosis Studies: this collaborative relationship has continued ever since. He was then awarded a tenured position at KCL in 2012. Dr Paolo Fusar-Poli started work as a consultant psychiatrist at the IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy in 2007 after completing his training there. He has worked within the OASIS for more than 10 years. He was granted Specialist Associateship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2012. 

He is author of >300 publications in PubMed journals, with h-index of 78, invited speaker and/or chairman in several national and international scientific conferences and principal investigator or co-investigator of national and international grants focused on the prevention of mental disorders.  

  • 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018  Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher 
  • 2019 ranked as the number two expert in psychosis in the world (top 0.0054% out of 36,794 ranked scientists http://expertscape.com/au/psychotic+disorders/Fusar-Poli%2C+P 
  • 2012 and 2019 External Advisory, DSM-5 and DSM-5TR Psychosis Working Group, US.