Dr Michael Craig

BSc (Hons), MB, BS, MRCOG, MRCPsych, PhD, FRCPsych, FRCOG

Consultant Psychiatrist | Senior Lecturer

Dr Craig is a Clinical Senior lecturer in Reproductive and Neurodevelopmental psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. He is also Clinical Lead and a Consultant Psychiatrist to the National Autism Unit and Female Hormone Clinic. He has worked at the Trust since 1999 – in low, medium and high secure forensic settings.

Other roles

Dr Craig has training in general adult psychiatry and has specialist experience in forensic psychiatry, as well as in managing the mental health problems of women in relation to reproduction, and working with adults who have neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. autism and ADHD).

He is a Churchill Fellow, an elected member of the British Neuropsychiatry Association, Chelsea Medical Society, Athanaeum and has been elected as a Fellow of the Council (Section of Psychiatry) at the Royal Society of Medicine. Medicine.  He is Chair of the UK and Ireland Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health – An International society for the understanding, prevention and treatment of mental illness related to childbearing (www.marcesociety.com).  He is a trustee for the National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome (www.pms.org.uk).  He sits on the medical advisory board for Menopause Alliance – an independent, nonprofit, global women’s health initiative created to address the many issues that affect women as they enter midlife and beyond (www.menopausealliance.org).

Background

Dr Craig holds a BSc Hons in Psychology from the University of Bristol. He has a PhD, as well as degrees in medicine and surgery: a Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the University of London.

He is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and has been approved by the Secretary of State for his expertise in assessing and treating mental disorders.

He has previously held appointments in obstetrics and gynaecology, and has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Research

Dr Craig’s research interests include female hormones and mental health, Autism, Adult ADHD and Antisocial Behaviour.

Published

Catani, M. , Dell’Acqua, F. , Budisavljevic, S. , Howells, H. , Thiebaut De Schotten, M. , Froudist-Walsh, S. , D’Anna, L. , Thompson, A. , Sandrone, S. , Bullmore, E. T. , Suckling, J. , Baron-Cohen, S. , Lombardo, M. V. , Wheelwright, S. J. , Chakrabarti, B. , Lai, M. C. , Ruigrok, A. N. V. , Leemans, A. , Ecker, C. , Craig, M. C. & 21 others 29 Jan 2016. Frontal networks in adults with autism spectrum disorder. In : Brain. 139, 2, p. 616-630

Wilson, C., Murphy, C. M., McAlonan, G. M., Robertson, D., Spain, D., Hayward, H., Woodhouse, E. L., Deeley, P. Q., Gillan, N. C., Ohlsen, J. C., Zinkstok, J., Stoencheva, V. V., Faulkner, J., Yildiran, H., Bell, V., Hammond, N., Craig, M. C. & Murphy, D. G. 22 Jan 2016. Does sex influence the diagnostic evaluation of autism spectrum disorder in adults? In : AUTISM.

Sarkar, S., Daly, E., Feng, Y., Ecker, C., Craig, M. C., Harding, D., Deeley, Q. & Murphy, D. G. M. Aug 2015. Reduced cortical surface area in adolescents with conduct disorderIn : European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 24, 8, p. 909-917

Arjun, S., Gregory, S. L., Dell’ Acqua, F., Thomas, E., Simmons, A., Murphy, D. G., Hodgins, S. M., Blackwood, N. & Craig, M. C. Jan 2015. Emotional detachment in psychopathy: Involvement of dorsal default-mode connections In : Cortex. 62, p. 11-19

Russell, A., Murphy, C. M., Wilson, C., Gillan, N. C., Brown, C., Robertson, D., Craig, M. C., Deeley, P. Q., Zinkstok, J., Johnston, K., McAlonan, G. M., Spain, D. & Murphy, D. G. 2015. The mental health of individuals referred for assessment of autism spectrum disorder in adulthood: A clinic report. In : AUTISM. p. 1-5 , DOI: 10.1177/1362361315604271

Daly, E., Ecker, C., Hallahan, B., Deeley, Q., Craig, M., Murphy, C., Johnston, P., Spain, D., Gillan, N., Gudbrandsen, M., Brammer, M., Giampietro, V., Lamar, M., Page, L., Toal, F., Schmitz, N., Cleare, A., Robertson, D., Rubia, K. & Murphy, D. G. M. 1 Sep 2014. Response inhibition and serotonin in autism: a functional MRI study using acute tryptophan depletion. In : Brain. 137, 9, p. 2600-2610

Sarkar, S., Craig, M., Dell’Acqua, F., O’Connor, T. G., Catani, M., Deeley, Q., Glover, V. & Murphy, D. May 2014. Prenatal stress and limbic-prefrontal white matter microstructure in children aged 6-9 years: a preliminary diffusion tensor imaging study. In : WORLD JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY. 15, 4, p. 346-352

Lamar, M., Craig, M., Daly, E. M., Cutter, W. J., Tang, C., Brammer, M., Rubia, K. & Murphy, D. G. M. Feb 2014. Acute tryptophan depletion promotes an anterior-to-posterior fMRI activation shift during task switching in older adults. In : Human Brain Mapping. 35, 2, p. 712-722 , N/A

Wilson, C. E., Gillan, N., Spain, D., Robertson, D., Roberts, G., Murphy, C., Maltezos, S., Zinkstok, J., Johnston, K., Dardani, C., Ohlsen, C., Deeley, P. Q., Craig, M., Mendez, M. A., Happé, F. & Murphy, D. G. M. Nov 2013. Comparison of ICD-10R, DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5 in an Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic Clinic. In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 43, 11, p. 2515-2525 , N/A

MRC AIMS Consortium Sep 2013. Biological sex affects the neurobiology of autism. In : Brain. 136, 9, p. 2799-2815

Horder, J., Lavender, T., Mendez, M. A., O’Gorman, R., Daly, E., Craig, M. C., Lythgoe, D. J., Barker, G. J. & Murphy, D. G. 9 Jul 2013. Reduced subcortical glutamate/glutamine in adults with autism spectrum disorders: a [¹H]MRS study. In : Translational psychiatry. 3, 7, , e279

Sarkar, S., Craig, M. C., Catani, M., Dell’ Acqua, F., Fahy, T., Deeley, Q. & Murphy, D. G. M. Feb 2013. Frontotemporal white-matter microstructural abnormalities in adolescents with conduct disorder: a diffusion tensor imaging study. In : Psychological Medicine. 43, 2, p. 401-411 , N/A

Craig, M. C. 2013. Should psychiatrists be prescribing oestrogen therapy to their female patients? In : British Journal of Psychiatry. 202, p. 9-13

Jordan, I., Robertson, D., Catani, M., Craig, M. & Murphy, D. Oct 2012. Aripiprazole in the treatment of challenging behaviour in adults with autism spectrum disorder. In : Psychopharmacology. 223, 3, p. 357-360

Daly, E. M., Deeley, Q., Ecker, C., Craig, M., Hallahan, B., Murphy, C., Johnston, P., Spain, D., Gillan, N., Brammer, M., Giampietro, V., Lamar, M., Page, L., Toal, F., Cleare, A., Surguladze, S. & Murphy, D. G. M. Oct 2012. Serotonin and the Neural Processing of Facial Emotions in Adults With Autism: An fMRI Study Using Acute Tryptophan Depletion. In : Archives of General Psychiatry. 69, 10, p. 1003-1013

Anatomy and aging of the amygdala and hippocampus in autism spectrum disorder: an in vivo magnetic resonance imaging study of Asperger syndrome

Murphy, C. M., Deeley, P., Daly, E. M., Ecker, C., O'Brien, F. M., Hallahan, B., Loth, E., Toal, F., Reed, S., Hales, S., Robertson, D. M., Craig, M. C., Mullins, D., Barker, G. J., Lavender, T., Johnston, P., Murphy, K. C. & Murphy, D. G. Feb 2012 In : Autism Research. 5, 1, p. 3 – 12

 

Contribution to journal › Article

White matter microstructural abnormalities in the frontal lobe of adults with antisocial personality disorder

Sundram, F., Deeley, Q., Sarkar, S., Daly, E., Latham, R., Craig, M., Raczek, M., Fahy, T., Picchioni, M., UK AIMS Network, Barker, G. J. & Murphy, D. G. M. Feb 2012 In : Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior. 48, 2, p. 216 – 229

 

Contribution to journal › Article

Altered Integrity of Perisylvian Language Pathways in Schizophrenia: Relationship to Auditory Hallucinations

Catani, M., Craig, M. C., Forkel, S., Kanaan, R., Picchioni, M., Toulopoulou, T., Shergill, S., Williams, S., Murphy, D. G. & McGuire, P. 15 Dec 2011 In : Biological Psychiatry. 70, 12, p. 1143 – 1150

 

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Autism in adults. New biologicial findings and their translational implications to the cost of clinical services

Murphy, D. G. M., Beecham, J., Craig, M. & Ecker, C. 22 Mar 2011 In : Brain Research. 1380, p. 22 – 33

 

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In vivo brain anatomy of adult males with Fragile X syndrome: An MRI study

Hallahan, B. P., Craig, M. C., Toal, F., Daly, E. M., Moore, C. J., Ambikapathy, A., Robertson, D., Murphy, K. C. & Murphy, D. G. M. 1 Jan 2011 In : NeuroImage. 54, 1, p. 16 – 24 , N/A

 

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Estrogen therapy and Alzheimer’s dementia

Craig, M. C. & Murphy, D. G. M. Sep 2010 Unknown. OXFORD: Blackwell Publishing, Vol. 1205, p. 245 – 253 (WOMEN’S HEALTH AND DISEASE)

 

Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference paper

The interactive effect of acute ovarian suppression and the cholinergic system on visuospatial working memory in young women

Craig, M. C., Brammer, M., Maki, P. M., Fletcher, P. C., Daly, E. M., Rymer, J., Giampietro, V., Picchioni, M., Stahl, D. & Murphy, D. G. M. Aug 2010 In : Psychoneuroendocrinology. 35, 7, p. 987-1000

 

Contribution to journal › Article

The interactive effect of the cholinergic system and acute ovarian suppression on the brain: An fMRI study (vol 55, pg 41, 2008)

Craig, M. C., Fletcher, P. C., Daly, E. M., Rymer, J., Brammer, M., Giampietro, V., Stahl, D., Maki, P. M. & Murphy, D. G. M. Aug 2010 In : Hormones and Behavior. 58, 3, p. 554 – 554

 

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Effects of acute tryptophan depletion on neural processing of facial expressions of emotion in humans

Daly, E., Deeley, Q., Hallahan, B., Craig, M., Brammer, M., Lamar, M., Cleare, A., Giampietro, V., Ecker, C., Page, L., Toal, F., Phillips, M. L., Surguladze, S. & Murphy, D. G. M. Jul 2010 In : Psychopharmacology. 210, 4, p. 499 – 510

 

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Microstructural Organization of Cerebellar Tracts in Schizophrenia

Kanaan, R. A. A., Borgwardt, S., McGuire, P. K., Craig, M. C., Murphy, D. G. M., Picchioni, M., Shergill, S. S., Jones, D. K. & Catani, M. 1 Dec 2009 In : Biological Psychiatry. 66, 11, p. 1067 – 1069

 

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Altered connections on the road to psychopathy

Craig, M. C., Catani, M., Deeley, Q., Latham, R., Daly, E., Kanaan, R., Picchioni, M., McGuire, P. K., Fahy, T. & Murphy, D. G. M. Oct 2009 In : Molecular Psychiatry. 14, 10, p. 946 – 953 , N/A

 

Contribution to journal › Article

5-HT, prefrontal function and aging: fMRI of inhibition and acute tryptophan depletion

Lamar, M., Cutter, W. J., Rubia, K., Brammer, M., Daly, E. M., Craig, M. C., Cleare, A. J. & Murphy, D. G. M. Jul 2009 In : Neurobiology of Aging. 30, 7, p. 1135 – 1146

 

Contribution to journal › Article

Alzheimer’s disease in women

Craig, M. C. & Murphy, D. G. M. Feb 2009 In : Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 23, 1, p. 53 – 61

 

Contribution to journal › Article

The interactive effect of the cholinergic system and acute ovarian suppression on the brain: An fMRI study

Craig, M. C., Fletcher, P. C., Daly, E. M., Rymer, J., Brammer, M., Giampietro, V., Stahl, D., Maki, P. M. & Murphy, D. G. M. Jan 2009 In : Hormones and Behavior. 55, 1, p. 41 – 49

 

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Effects of estrogen therapy on age-related differences in gray matter concentration

Robertson, D., Craig, M., van Amelsvoort, T., Daly, E., Moore, C., Simmons, A., Whitehead, M., Morris, R. & Murphy, D. 2009 In : CLIMACTERIC. 12, 4, p. 301 – 309

 

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Postnatal depression

Craig, M. & Howard, L. 2009 In : British Medical Journal: Clinical Evidence.

 

Contribution to journal › Systematic review

Virtual dissection of the major association pathways connecting to the amygdala and orbitofrontal cortex

Craig, M. C., Catani, M., Deeley, Q., Latham, R., Daly, E., Kanaan, R., Picchioni, M., McGuire, P., Fahy, T. & Murphy, D. G. M. 2009 In : Molecular Psychiatry. 14, 10, 907

 

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Reversibility of the effects of acute ovarian hormone suppression on verbal memory and prefrontal function in pre-menopausal women.

Craig, M. C., Fletcher, P. C., Daly, E. M., Rymer, J., Brammer, M., Giampietro, V., Maki, P. M. & Murphy, D. G. M. Nov 2008 In : Psychoneuroendocrinology. 33, 10, p. 1426-1431 , N/A

 

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A study of visuospatial working memory pre- and post-Gonadotropin Hormone Releasing Hormone agonists (GnRHa) in young women

Craig, M. C., Fletcher, P. C., Daly, E. M., Picchioni, M. M., Brammer, M., Giampietro, V., Rymer, J., McGuire, P. K., Maki, P. A. & Murphy, D. G. M. Jun 2008 In : Hormones and Behavior. 54, 1, p. 47 – 59

 

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Physiological variation in estradiol and brain function: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of verbal memory across the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle

Craig, M. C., Fletcher, P. C., Daly, E. M., Rymer, J., Brammer, M., Giampietro, V. & Murphy, D. G. M. Apr 2008 In : Hormones and Behavior. 53, 4, p. 503 – 508

 

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Estrogen: effects on normal brain function and neuropsychiatric disorders

Craig, M. C. & Murphy, D. G. Oct 2007 In : CLIMACTERIC. 10, SUPPL. 2, p. 97 – 104

 

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Effects of acute ovarian hormone suppression on the human brain: an in vivo 1H MRS study

Craig, M. C., Daly, E. M., O’Gorman, R., Rymer, J., Lythgoe, D., Ng, G., Simmons, A., Maki, P. M. & Murphy, D. G. M. Sep 2007 In : Psychoneuroendocrinology. 32, 8-10, p. 1128 – 1132

 

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Gonadotropin hormone releasing hormone agonists alter prefrontal function during verbal encoding in young women

Craig, M. C., Fletcher, P. C., Daly, E. M., Rymer, J., Cutter, W. J., Brammer, M., Giampietro, V., Wickham, H., Maki, P. M. & Murphy, D. G. M. Sep 2007 In : Psychoneuroendocrinology. 32, 8-10, p. 1116 – 1127

 

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Women with autistic-spectrum disorder: magnetic resonance imaging study of brain anatomy

Craig, M., Zaman, S. H., Daly, E. M., Cutter, W. J., Robertson, D. M. W., Hallahan, B., Toal, F., Reed, S., Ambikapathy, A., Brammer, M., Murphy, C. M. & Murphy, D. G. M. Sep 2007 In : British Journal of Psychiatry. 191, 3, p. 224 – 228

 

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Oestrogen, cognition and the maturing female brain

Craig, M. C. & Murphy, D. G. Jan 2007 In : Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 19, 1, p. 1 – 6

 

Contribution to journal › Scientific review

Influence of X chromosome and hormones on human brain development: A magnetic resonance imaging and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study of Turner syndrome

Cutter, W. J., Daly, E. M., Robertson, D. M. W., Chitnis, X. A., van Amelsvoort, T. A. M. J., Simmons, A., Ng, V. W. K., Williams, B. S., Shaw, P., Conway, G. S., Skuse, D. H., Collier, D. A., Craig, M. & Murphy, D. G. M. 1 Feb 2006 In : Biological Psychiatry. 59, 3, p. 273 – 283

 

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The women’s health initiative memory study: findings and implications for treatment

Craig, M. C., Maki, P. M. & Murphy, D. G. M. 1 Mar 2005 In : Lancet Neurology. 4, 3, p. 190 – 194

 

Contribution to journal › Scientific review

Effect of long-term estrogen therapy on dopaminergic responsivity in post-menopausal women – a preliminary study

Craig, M. C., Cutter, W. J., Wickham, H., van Amelsvoort, T. A. M. J., Rymer, J., Whitehead, M. & Murphy, D. G. M. Nov 2004 In : Psychoneuroendocrinology. 29, 10, p. 1309 – 1316

 

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Oestrogen: Brain ageing, cognition and neuropsychiatric disorder

Norbury, R., Craig, M., Cutter, W. J., Whitehead, M. & Murphy, D. G. M. Sep 2004 In : Journal of the British Menopause Society. 10, 3, p. 118 – 122

 

Contribution to journal › Scientific review

Oestrogens, brain function and neuropsychiatric disorders

Craig, M., Cutter, W., Norbury, R. & Murphy, D. May 2004 In : Current Opinion in Psychiatry. 17, 3, p. 209 – 214

 

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Perinatal risk factors for neonaticide and infant homicide: can we identify those at risk?

Craig, M. Feb 2004 In : Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 97, 2, p. 57 – 61

 

Contribution to journal › Scientific review

The neuroprotective effects of estrogen on the aging brain

Norbury, R., Cutter, W. J., Compton, J., Robertson, D. M., Craig, M., Whitehead, M. & Murphy, D. G. Jan 2003 In : Experimental Gerontology. 38, 1-2, p. 109 – 117

 

Contribution to journal › Conference paper

In vivo effects of estrogen on human brain

Panzica, G. (ed.), Melcangi, R. C., Norbury, R., Robertson, D. M., Whitehead, M. & Murphy, D. G. 2003 Ann.NY Acad.Sci.. NEW YORK: New York Acad Sciences, p. 79 – 88 (ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES)

Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference paper

Psychiatric morbidity among patients with recurrent miscarriage

Craig, M., Tata, P. & Regan, L. Sep 2002 In : Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 23, 3, p. 157 – 164

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