NIHR Senior Investigators

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigators are among the most prominent and prestigious researchers funded by the NIHR and the most outstanding leaders of patient and people-based research within the NIHR Faculty.

Professor Philip Asherson

Professor Philip Asherson works on biomarkers and genomics in Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) funded by the NIHR Maudsley BRC.
Professor Anthony David

Anthony David is Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry and Vice Dean for Academic Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Professor Peter Goadsby

Professor Peter Goadsby is Director of the King’s Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, and lead researcher for the Pain theme of the NIHR Maudsley BRC.
Professor Matthew Hotopf

Matthew Hotopf is Professor of General Hospital Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and Director of the NIHR Maudsley BRC
Professor Philip McGuire

Professor Philip McGuire leads the NIHR Maudsley BRC’s Precision Psychiatry cluster of research themes.
Professor Carmine Pariante

Professor Carmine Pariante leads the NIHR Maudsley BRC’s research into affective disorders and their interface with medicine.
Professor Ulrike Schmidt

Professor Ulrike Schmidt leads the NIHR Maudsley BRC research theme on obesity, lifestyle and learning from extreme phenotypes.
Professor Emily Simonoff

Emily Simonoff is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and head of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Professor John Strang

Professor Sir John Strang leads the NIHR Maudsley BRC research theme on lifestyle and substance use.
Professor Dame Til Wykes

Dame Til Wykes is professor of Clinical Psychology and Rehabilitation at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and editor of the Journal of Mental Health
Professor Allan Young

Professor Allan Young leads the NIHR Maudsley BRC's Translational Therapeutics cluster of research themes.
About NIHR

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds health and care research and translate discoveries into practical products, treatments, devices and procedures, involving patients and the public in all their work.

Outside the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) leadership group, we also work with NIHR Senior Investigators Professor Philippa Garety, Professor Elizabeth Kuipers, Professor Sir Robin Murray, Professor Graham Thornicroft, and Professor Sir Simon Wessely, all based at King's College London's Institute for Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience.