Professor Llorca is a professor of Psychiatry at the University Clermont Auvergne (UCA) in Clermont-Ferrand, France. He is the Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University Medical Centre in Clermont-Ferrand, and a project manager in the Health Domain at UCA. He used to be the president of the Ethics Committee of Auvergne and serves on various national committees. He is a member of the French Society for Biological Psychiatry and Neuropsychopharmacology, of the European Psychiatric Association and of the World Federation for Biological Psychiatry. He is the coordinator of the French Network of Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Asperger and Resistant Depression Expert Centres and member of the executive committee of the French Foundation for Mental Health “FondaMental”.
Professor Llorca attended medical school at the University Medical Centre in Clermont-Ferrand. He did his residency training in psychiatry at the University Medical Centre in Marseilles and a fellowship in Neuropsychopharmacology at the Robert-Giffard Hospital in Quebec, Canada. He obtained a PhD in Pharmacology at the University of Auvergne.
His research interests include pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic approaches of psychotropics – specifically antipsychotics and antidepressants – and the determinants of adherence to treatment (e.g. attitudes and beliefs related to treatment). He is the Principal Investigator of the PsyCoh Schizophrenia Project. He has published more than 290 articles in peer-review journals.
He is co-director of the research unit EA 7280 (NPsy-Sydo) of the University Clermont Auvergne whose main focus is the study of the dopaminergic system in Addiction and Parkinsonism. He is also the coordinator of the Research Axis for Neuroscience of Clermont University Hospital.
EM-53628 - Date of preparation: February 2021