A psychiatry professor who wants to know why stress makes us ill and wants to help people achieving better mental health
I am a Professor of Biological Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, and Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. I am trying to understand the role of stress in mental disorders and in the response to psychotropic medications, both in clinical studies and in the laboratory. I am particularly interested in depression, fatigue, and mental health in pregnancy and postpartum. My dream is that new treatments targeting the stress system will soon be available to alleviate the suffering of patients with mental health problems.