Winner 2016: John Geddes, United Kingdom

GeddesProfessor John Geddes is Head of the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University, Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust where he provides clinical care for patients with mood disorders, specialising in bipolar disorder. He is also Director of RandD at the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Professor Geddes’ current research focuses the development and evaluation of treatments for people with bipolar and other mental disorders. He has established large cohorts of patients, developed new approaches to self management and monitoring, and conducted clinical trials as well as influential research syntheses. By involving patients in research, his team has been able to characterize the nature of mood disorder more accurately. His current research aims to use this knowledge to investigate the basic neurobiology and genetic mechanisms of the disorder. Professor Geddes is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Honorary Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists. Professor Geddes has authored or co-authored, more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters and 4 books.

John Geddes received the 2016 ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award in recognition of his groundbreaking work on the psychopharmacology of bipolar disorder.

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Read here the in-depth interview John Geddes gave to ECNP.