Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences
16, De Crespigny Park
SE5 8AF, London,
United Kingdom

Project leader

Professor Declan Murphy
Phone:+442 078 480 984

Project staff

Dr  Michael Craig
Phone:+442 078 480 364


Institute presentation

King’s College London is one of England’s oldest and most prestigious university institutions: a multi-faculty research-led university college based in the heart of London with over 19,700 students, of whom more than 6,200 are postgraduates. It is
ranked as one of the world’s top 25 universities.
The Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, (IoP) has approximately 550 students and over 900 staff and has an annual turnover of approximately £63 million. It has an outstanding international reputation in the field of research and in the HEFCE Research Assessment Exercise (1996 and 2001) was awarded the highest (5*) rating and placed us in the top 10% on the new scale of the latest REA. It is one of the world’s leading centres for the study of psychosis and autism and research accounts for seventy per cent of the Institute’s income. Clinical activities linked to the local NHS Trust (South London and Maudsley NHS Trust (SLaM)) account for approximately twenty per cent of the Institute’s income. In its educational endeavours, the Institute’s relationship with the local NHS Trust is important as the Trust’s staff has a wide range of expertise and because the Trust has a pivotal role in addressing government mental health priorities.
The Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences is one of Europe’s largest research groups focusing on the development of prosocial and antisocial behaviours across the lifespan. Our academics have expertise from basic animal models through to the latest neuroimaging techniques. Our group are world leaders in brain imaging of infants, and in relating differences in brain structure and function to social and cognitive development. We also study the genetics, epidemiology, psychopathology, neurobiology and psychopharmacology of autistic spectrum disorders and ADHD across the lifespan, conduct disorder and callous unemotional behaviour in children, and offending and antisocial personality disorder in adulthood.

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