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Carmine Pariante
Carmine Pariante

Professor Carmine Pariante

Professor of Biological Psychiatry

Research interests

  • Mental Health

Biography

Carmine M. Pariante is Professor of Biological Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, and Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.  

He investigates the role of stress and inflammation in the pathogenesis of mental disorders and in the response to psychotropic drugs, both in clinical samples and experimental settings.  

His work focuses on depression and fatigue, with a particular interest in the perinatal period and in subjects with medical disorders. Moreover, he also uses experimental and cellular models.  

He has published more that 330 papers, and his current H-Index is 72. He is also the appointed Editor in Chief on the journal Brain Behaviour and Immunity, and a 2018 Clarivate AnalyticsHighly Cited Researcher. 

 He has received numerous awards for his research, most recently the 2012 “Academic Psychiatrist of the Year” Award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the 2015 Anna-Monika Prize for Research on Depression, the 2016 PNIRS Normal Cousins Award for Research in Psychoneuroimmunology, the 2017 Andrea Leadsom Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Infant Mental Health, and the 2017 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award. This last award is one of the most prestigious international research awards in psychiatry.  

His dream is that new therapeutic tools targeting the stress and inflammatory systems will soon be available to alleviate the suffering of patients with mental health problems.  

He can be followed on Twitter @ParianteSPILaband on his blog https://medium.com/inspire-the-mind. 

Editorial activity 

Brain Behavior and Immunity (Journal) 

Carmine Pariante (Editor) 

1 Jan 2014 

Psychosomatic Medicine (Journal) 

Carmine Pariante (Editorial board member) 

2007 → … 

Psychological Medicine (Journal) 

Carmine Pariante (Associate Editor) 

2007 → 2017 

Psychological Medicine (Journal) 

Carmine Pariante (Editorial board member) 

2007 → … 

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology (Journal) 

Carmine Pariante (Editorial board member) 

2005 → … 

Psychoneuroendocrinology (Journal) 

Carmine Pariante (Editorial board member) 

2005 → … 

    Research

    brain trees
    Centre for Affective Disorders (CfAD)

    The Centre for Affective Disorders (CfAD) focuses on mood and anxiety disorders, common disorders which cause great suffering for many people.

    Stress, Psychiatry and Immunology Lab & Perinatal Psychiatry

    Understanding the relationship between physical and mental health, for the enhancement of both

    ebrain-cropped-780x440
    e-BRAIN

    e-BRAIN: The impact of early adversity on trajectories of brain maturation and mental health in young adolescents

    Project status: Ongoing

    Rosetta Life - Stroke Odysseys (c) Pari Naderi
    SHAPER - Scaling-up Health Arts Programmes: Implementation and Effectiveness Research

    SHAPER is a programme that will assess the effectiveness and implementation of 3 arts-in-health, Melodies for Mums with Postnatal Depression, Dance for Parkinson’s, Stroke Odysseys.

    NESPRED-logo_final
    Neurocognitive signatures predicting risk of recurrent depression (NESPRED) study

    After recovering from depression, it is currently difficult to advise on the risk of future recurring episodes. The aim of this study is to find better ways to predict the risk of future depressive episodes for a particular person

    BIPP_Study_logo
    BIPP Study

    The BIPP Study is a longitudinal follow-up study of brain development and childhood outcomes following very preterm birth, led by Professor Chiara Nosarti.

    Project status: Ongoing

    News

    Arts must form an integral part of modern health and social care, report shows

    The landmark Creative Health Review report was launched at Science Gallery London at King’s

    APPG Creative Health Web Resize

    A response to “The serotonin theory of depression: a systematic umbrella review of the evidence”

    A new Comment led by researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London critiques the umbrella review “The...

    landing page neuron

    More depressed patients than previously estimated could have increased activation of their immune system

    New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London has used an assessment of gene expression involved...

    immune traits promo

    Professor Valeria Mondelli delivers IoPPN Inaugural Lecture 'Body-mind interaction in a galaxy far far away...May the 4th be with you '

    The sixth inaugural lecture of the 2022/23 IoPPN Inaugural Lecture Series, entitled 'Body-mind interaction in a galaxy far far away...May the 4th be with...

    Valeria Mondelli Inaugural

    Carmine Pariante's Inspire the Mind receives the ACNP Media Award

    The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) has named Professor Carmine Pariante as the recipient of the 2022 Media Award.

    Carmine Pariante 2022

    New study reveals possible brain mechanisms behind COVID-19 delirium

    Researchers from King’s College London have shown that when brain cells are directly exposed to blood taken from COVID-19 patients with delirium, there is an...

    BRC Covid Study

    Three researchers win awards at the RcPsych Awards 2021

    Dr Marta Di Forti, Prof. Neil Greenberg, and Prof. Carmine Pariante all come out on top in their categories

    Awards

    IoPPN researchers shortlisted for upcoming RCPsych Awards and HSJ Awards 2021

    Several IoPPN researchers and projects have recently been shortlisted for upcoming awards.

    clapping use this one

    New insight into how anti-inflammatory effects of omega-3 fatty acids could help reduce depression

    Research led by King’s College London shows, for the first time, a link between omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and an improvement in symptoms of...

    Sceintist holding Omega 3 PUFA capsules

    Mothers' depression impacts mother-infant relationships

    Women with depression during pregnancy, or with a history of depression, had a reduced quality of mother-infant interaction at both eight weeks and 12 months...

    1908x558-baby-hand

    Events

    23NovKES LVOG 780

    King's Expert Series: Children's mental health and the lost voices of Greece

    Join us for the latest event in our King's Expert Series.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    Features

    Brainwaves podcast series

    Brainwaves is a podcast series exploring and explaining the latest in mental health and neurosciences research at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology &...

    hero image - brainwaves

    Kindness at the time of Coronavirus: who are we really kind to?

    In this second blog of a series for Mental Health Awareness Week focused on the theme of 'kindness', Professor Carmine Pariante looks at how being kind...

    simon-ray-7h4ladPzhn0-unsplash_banner

    Spotlight

    Stopping the transmission of poor mental health between mothers and their children

    Professor Carmine Pariante leads a visionary research programme – King’s Babies – that aims to tackle the damaging effects of maternal mental ill health on...

    Tomoki Arichi baby

      Research

      brain trees
      Centre for Affective Disorders (CfAD)

      The Centre for Affective Disorders (CfAD) focuses on mood and anxiety disorders, common disorders which cause great suffering for many people.

      Stress, Psychiatry and Immunology Lab & Perinatal Psychiatry

      Understanding the relationship between physical and mental health, for the enhancement of both

      ebrain-cropped-780x440
      e-BRAIN

      e-BRAIN: The impact of early adversity on trajectories of brain maturation and mental health in young adolescents

      Project status: Ongoing

      Rosetta Life - Stroke Odysseys (c) Pari Naderi
      SHAPER - Scaling-up Health Arts Programmes: Implementation and Effectiveness Research

      SHAPER is a programme that will assess the effectiveness and implementation of 3 arts-in-health, Melodies for Mums with Postnatal Depression, Dance for Parkinson’s, Stroke Odysseys.

      NESPRED-logo_final
      Neurocognitive signatures predicting risk of recurrent depression (NESPRED) study

      After recovering from depression, it is currently difficult to advise on the risk of future recurring episodes. The aim of this study is to find better ways to predict the risk of future depressive episodes for a particular person

      BIPP_Study_logo
      BIPP Study

      The BIPP Study is a longitudinal follow-up study of brain development and childhood outcomes following very preterm birth, led by Professor Chiara Nosarti.

      Project status: Ongoing

      News

      Arts must form an integral part of modern health and social care, report shows

      The landmark Creative Health Review report was launched at Science Gallery London at King’s

      APPG Creative Health Web Resize

      A response to “The serotonin theory of depression: a systematic umbrella review of the evidence”

      A new Comment led by researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London critiques the umbrella review “The...

      landing page neuron

      More depressed patients than previously estimated could have increased activation of their immune system

      New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London has used an assessment of gene expression involved...

      immune traits promo

      Professor Valeria Mondelli delivers IoPPN Inaugural Lecture 'Body-mind interaction in a galaxy far far away...May the 4th be with you '

      The sixth inaugural lecture of the 2022/23 IoPPN Inaugural Lecture Series, entitled 'Body-mind interaction in a galaxy far far away...May the 4th be with...

      Valeria Mondelli Inaugural

      Carmine Pariante's Inspire the Mind receives the ACNP Media Award

      The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) has named Professor Carmine Pariante as the recipient of the 2022 Media Award.

      Carmine Pariante 2022

      New study reveals possible brain mechanisms behind COVID-19 delirium

      Researchers from King’s College London have shown that when brain cells are directly exposed to blood taken from COVID-19 patients with delirium, there is an...

      BRC Covid Study

      Three researchers win awards at the RcPsych Awards 2021

      Dr Marta Di Forti, Prof. Neil Greenberg, and Prof. Carmine Pariante all come out on top in their categories

      Awards

      IoPPN researchers shortlisted for upcoming RCPsych Awards and HSJ Awards 2021

      Several IoPPN researchers and projects have recently been shortlisted for upcoming awards.

      clapping use this one

      New insight into how anti-inflammatory effects of omega-3 fatty acids could help reduce depression

      Research led by King’s College London shows, for the first time, a link between omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and an improvement in symptoms of...

      Sceintist holding Omega 3 PUFA capsules

      Mothers' depression impacts mother-infant relationships

      Women with depression during pregnancy, or with a history of depression, had a reduced quality of mother-infant interaction at both eight weeks and 12 months...

      1908x558-baby-hand

      Events

      23NovKES LVOG 780

      King's Expert Series: Children's mental health and the lost voices of Greece

      Join us for the latest event in our King's Expert Series.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      Features

      Brainwaves podcast series

      Brainwaves is a podcast series exploring and explaining the latest in mental health and neurosciences research at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology &...

      hero image - brainwaves

      Kindness at the time of Coronavirus: who are we really kind to?

      In this second blog of a series for Mental Health Awareness Week focused on the theme of 'kindness', Professor Carmine Pariante looks at how being kind...

      simon-ray-7h4ladPzhn0-unsplash_banner

      Spotlight

      Stopping the transmission of poor mental health between mothers and their children

      Professor Carmine Pariante leads a visionary research programme – King’s Babies – that aims to tackle the damaging effects of maternal mental ill health on...

      Tomoki Arichi baby