Oliver Howes is Professor of Molecular Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College, London and Programme Leader at the MRC London Institute of Medicine, Imperial College, London. His clinical work is as Consultant Psychiatrist at The Maudsley Hospital, where he runs a service for people with psychoses.
His research interests centre on the causes and treatment of affective and psychotic disorders. His recent work has focussed on understanding the role of dopamine and neuroinflammation in the development of psychosis, the effects of antipsychotic drugs, & the causes of cognitive impairments. This work has been recognised through a number of awards including the Royal College of Psychiatrists Researcher of the Year Award (2017), Schizophrenia International Research Society Rising Star Award 2013, European Psychiatric Association Biological Psychiatry Prize (2012), the Royal Society of Medicine Psychiatry Prize (2010), and the British Association of Psychopharmacology Clinical Psychopharmacology Prize (2007). He was made an honorary associate of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology in 2006.
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