Prof. Paolo Fusar-Poli

Professor of Preventive Psychiatry, Psychosis Studies

Paolo Fusar-Poli is a Professor and Chair of Preventive Psychiatry at the Department of Psychosis Studies, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London (KCL), where he heads the Early Psychosis: Intervention and Clinical-detection Laboratory (EPIC Lab). He is also an honorary consultant psychiatrist in the Outreach And Support In South-London (OASIS) mental health service at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, one of the oldest and largest preventive services worldwide. Much of his research utilises evidence-based medicine, clinical prediction, neurosciences and experimental therapeutics and aims to develop new and effective strategies to improve the early detection and prevention of mental disorders.

He completed his medical studies, psychiatric training, PhD and first consultant job at the University of Pavia, Italy, where he is Associate Professor. During his PhD he moved to the IoPPN: this collaborative relationship has continued ever since.

He is author of about 500 publications in PubMed journals, with h-index of 111 (up to May 2023), invited speaker and/or chairman in several national and international scientific conferences and principal investigator or co-investigator of national and international grants focused on the prevention of mental disorders. He chairs national and international clinical research networks for the prevention of mental disorders.