Allan Young is the Chair of Mood Disorders, and is Director of the Centre for Affective Disorders in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, at King’s College London, UK (where he is also interim Vice-Dean for Academic Psychiatry). Professor Young is the cluster and theme lead in the Translational Therapeutics Cluster at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Mental Health Biomedical Research Centre. Professor Young is also the clinical academic lead in the Psychological Medicine and Integrated Care Clinical Academic Group in the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, where he is also a Consultant Psychiatrist and the head of the National Affective Disorders Service.
Professor Young is a member of several editorial boards and professional and scientific societies. He is immediate Past-President of the International Society for Affective Disorders, President of the British Association of Psychopharmacology and the immediate past Chair of the Special Committee for Psychopharmacology of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is also a trustee of the patient and family charity, Bipolar UK, and an independent academic unit, The Drug Safety Research Unit.
Professor Young’s research interests focus on the causes of, and treatments for, severe psychiatric illnesses, particularly mood disorders. He has published more than 500 peer-reviewed publications and several books about psychopharmacology and affective disorders.
EM-53628 - Date of preparation: February 2021