Robin Murray

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Organization of Lectures by Prof Sir Robin Murray at Titanica Building in Belfast

Robin Murray graduated from the University of Glasgow, Scotland and subsequently trained in internal medicine there. He then went to study Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital in London and indeed has spent most of his working life there apart from one year at NIMH in the USA. He has been Dean and Professor of Psychiatry at the associated Institute of Psychiatry (Kings College, London) and is now Professor of Psychiatric Research there. He has written numerous papers, not all of them boring. His particular interest is in understanding the causes of psychosis, and he and his colleagues contributed to the establishment of neurodevelopmental model of schizophrenia. Robin Murray's group furthered our understanding that environmental factors such as obstetric events, heavy cannabis use and migration increase the risk of developing schizophrenia. Robin Murray is also involved in developing and implementing new treatments for psychotic illnesses, and cares for people with psychosis at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. He is the fourth British psychiatrist to become a Fellow of the Royal Society, London and according to the Web of Science, he is the second most frequently cited psychiatric researcher outside the USA. He has been blessed with wonderful colleagues and students, has supervised 42 PhDs, and 35 of his students have become professors
Period13 Mar 2012
Visiting fromRoyal College of Psychiatrists (United Kingdom)
Visitor degreeProf