Robin Murray
Academic Advisor

Robin M. Murray


Professor Sir Robin Murray is Professor of Psychiatric Research, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London.
Honorary Consultant, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
Past President of the European Psychiatric Association.
Fellow of the Royal Society (elected 2010) and also a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Co-editor-in-chief of Psychological Medicine.

In 1987, he and Shon Lewis were among the first to suggest that schizophrenia might in part be a neurodevelopmental disorder.
Murray is ranked as one of the most influential researchers in Psychiatry by Thomson Reuters' Science Watch and 3rd in Schizophrenia Research.
Robin Murray was the first to demonstrate that prolonged heavy abuse of cannabis can contribute to the onset of psychosis, and that starting early before 15 years and using high potency cannabis particularly increase the risk.

Murray was knighted in the 2011 New Year Honours for his services to medicine.

Neuroscience Psychiatry & Psychology

Work details

Professor of Psychiatric Research

Kings College London
Department of Psychosis Studies
My main activity is carrying out research into finding the causes of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and developing better treatments for these disorders. I also care for patients within the National Psychosis Unit at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. People with psychotic illnesses from across the UK come to see us for advice as outpatients and may be admitted to our in-patient unit.

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