New Clinical Disorders and Health Behaviours cluster lead announced

Grainne McAlonan, Professor of Translational Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London, has been appointed Clinical Disorders Lead at the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).

The Clinical Disorders theme includes research that covers mental health and dementia disorders throughout the lifecycle, from childhood through to old age. This includes research into autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, obesity, depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders, chronic pain and psychosis. The BRC is researching new tests, treatments and theories in these areas and is funded by the National Institute for Health Research.

Professor Matthew Hotopf CBE, Director, NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre, said, “We received expressions of interest from a number of high calibre individuals in response to the recent open call for the role of NIHR Maudsley BRC Clinical Disorders Lead. Following panel interviews, the role was offered to Professor Grainne McAlonan. I am delighted to announce that she has accepted and I very much look forward to working with her.”

Professor Grainne McAlonan adds, “I’m excited to be taking on this role for the BRC.  The BRC has tremendous strengths across multiple disciplines and multiple conditions and I look forward to learning a lot from my colleagues.  I’d like to use this opportunity to encourage a transdiagnostic approach which allows insights or advances in one area to be applied to others.”

Professor McAlonan is also Deputy Head of the Sackler Centre for Translational Neurodevelopment.

There is an organogram of the BRC’s leadership team on the website here.


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By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 5 Dec 2018, 10:49 AM


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