NIHR appoints Senior Investigators for 2023

Paola Dazzan

Paola Dazzan, NIHR Maudsley BRC Co-Lead for the Psychosis and Mood Disorders Theme, and Professor of Neurobiology of Psychosis and Vice Dean (International) at Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London has been appointed to the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) College of Senior Investigators for 2023 in the 16th round of the Senior Investigator competition.

Senior Investigators are leaders in research and are fundamental to expanding scientific avenues to address public health challenges across the country.

Professor Paola Dazzan said,

"I am delighted to join the NIHR Senior Investigators family. This role will allow me to continue to contribute to research that can truly benefit mental health, while helping to enhance the career path of our junior academics."

Emily Simonoff, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Head of Department and Interim Director of the King’s Maudsley Partnership, is now an Emeritus Senior Investigator.

Researchers are awarded NIHR Senior Investigator status for internationally excellent research – in particular its value, significance to patients and the public, and its overall healthcare impact. The annual competition is led by an international panel of experts, and awardees go on to provide visible leadership within the NIHR.

The IoPPN’s current or emeritus Senior Investigators at the IoPPN are:


Professors Ammar Al-Chalabi, Colin Drummond, Peter Goadsby, Louise Howard, Ann McNeill, Carmine Pariante, Andrew Pickles, Ulrike Schmidt, Robert Stewart, John Strang, Steven Williams and Allan Young.


Professors Emily Simonoff, Matthew Hotopf, Philippa Garety, Elizabeth Kuipers, Sir Robin Murray, Sir Graham Thornicroft, Sir Simon Wessely and Dame Til Wykes.


Further information on NIHR Senior Investigators is available on their website.



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By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 1 Mar 2023, 09:28 AM

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