Skip to main content
KBS_Icon_questionmark link-ico


Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry

Our people


Find a member of staff in the Department of Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry.

Study with us

Postgraduate taught

Postgraduate taught

Our world-class, research-led learning experience attracts the very best students from around the…

Postgraduate research

Postgraduate research

The IoPPN is one of the world's leading centres for mental health and related neurosciences…

About the Department of Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry

The Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Department’s focus is on common psychiatric disorders that emerge in childhood such as mood disorders (anxiety and depression), ‘externalising’ disorders (disruptive behaviour including hyperactivity and addictions), and cognitive disorders (learning disabilities and the autistic spectrum). Scientists at the SGDP lead some of the UK’s foremost longitudinal cohort and twin studies including TEDS, eRISK, Dunedin, IMAGEN and GLAD. Collaborative interdisciplinary research and training are the hallmarks of the SGDP, with research encompassing behavioural genetics, molecular genetics, experimental psychology and psychiatry, and neuroimaging.

Genetics DNA

Latest news and events

Study at King’s

Sign up for further information

Receive email updates about our courses, events, fees and funding, studying in London, how to apply and more.

Sign up