King's College London

King's College London, London, United Kingdom

General Information

King’s College London (KCL) is one of the top 30 universities in the world (2011/2012 QS international world rankings).

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) – a School of King’s College London – is Europe’s largest centre for research and postgraduate education in psychiatry, psychology, basic and clinical neuroscience. IoPPN is world-renowned for the quality of its research and, for psychiatry and psychology, is the most cited research centre outside the US and the second most cited research centre in the world – as ranked by Thomson ISI Essential Science Indicators. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework it was judged to have the second highest research power in the UK for Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, and the impact of its work was 100% world leading or internationally excellent, and its research environment judged as 100% world leading.

IOPPN is closely allied with a health service provider – the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental healthcare to a population of 1.2M people in South London, as well as national leadership for mental health, which makes the IoPPN a key institute in AIMS-2-TRIALS.

 

Role in AIMS-2-TRIALS

KCL is the overall AIMS-2-TRIALS Coordinator, and co-leads the Biomarkers of Autism project, and leads the European Clinical Research Network. Alongside ARTTIC, KCL is responsible for ensuring that the consortium’s contractual duties are carried out according to regulations and legal requirements. It ensures scientific coordination between each Project, leading to high quality collaboration among the consortium. Co-leading on the Biomarkers of autism project means that KCL is directly involved in validating and quantifying a panel of candidate genomic, brain (MRI, EEG), and/or cognitive stratification biomarkers. In addition to leading on the European Clinical Research Network, KCL conducts proof of concept/proof of mechanism and fast fail trials for new medicines.

Declan Murphy

KCL Lead

Declan Murphy

Declan Murphy

 Professor

Jumana Ahmad

Jumana Ahmad

 Project Science Coordinator

Dafnis Batalle

Dafnis Batalle

 Lecturer

Tony Charman

Tony Charman

 Professor

Jennifer Cooke

Jennifer Cooke

 Postdoctoral Researcher

Daisy Crawley

Daisy Crawley

 PhD Student

Eileen Daly

Eileen Daly

 Senior Lecturer

Flavio Dell'Acqua

Flavio Dell'Acqua

 Senior Lecturer

Brenda Diffley

Brenda Diffley

 Senior Research Officer

David Edwards

David Edwards

Professor 

Jo Hajnal

Jo Hajnal

Professor

Hannah Hayward

Hannah Hayward

 PhD Student

Oliver Howes

Oliver Howes

 Professor

Matthew Hotopf

Matthew Hotopf

 Professor

Ayesha Javed

Ayesha Javed

 PhD student

Eva Loth

Eva Loth

 Senior Lecturer

Oscar Marin

Oscar Marin

 Professor

Grainne McAlonan

Grainne McAlonan

Professor

Bethany Oakley

Bethany Oakley

 PhD Student

Jonathan O'Muircheartaigh

Jonathan O'Muircheartaigh

Postdoctoral Researcher

Andreia Pereira

Andreia Pereira

 PhD Student

Mark Richardson

Mark Richardson

Professor

Beatriz Rico

Beatriz Rico

 Professor

Mary Rutherford

Mary Rutherford

 Professor

Emiliy Simonoff

Emiliy Simonoff

 Professor

Andre Strydom

Andre Strydom

 Professor

Julian Tillmann

Julian Tillmann

 Postdoctoral Researcher

Hester Velthuis

Hester Velthuis

 PhD Student

Charlotte Pretzsch

Charlotte Pretzsch

 Postdoctoral Researcher