Professor Sukhi S Shergill

BSc, MBBS, FRCPsych, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Systems Neuroscience

Sukhi Shergill is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, and a Professor of Psychiatry and Systems Neuroscience in the National Psychosis Service at Bethlem Royal Hospital (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust). People who have treatment-refractory psychosis are referred here from all over the UK.

Much of his research utilises neuroimaging to understand more about the brain mechanisms involved in the symptoms of psychosis. The aim is to use this information to develop new, effective treatments for the large number of people with schizophrenia who do not respond to antipsychotic medication.  At the Institute of Psychiatry, he heads the Cognition, Schizophrenia and Imaging Laboratory (CSI Lab), comprising two-dozen academics, clinical researchers, PhD and other students. Dr Shergill is also chair of the Masters Programme in Mental Health Studies, which every year attracts more than 100 students from around the world. Both the CSI Lab and the MSc Programme are based within the Department of Psychosis Studies.

Dr Shergill was supported for eight years (1998 to 2006) by the Wellcome Trust, initially as a clinical training fellow (when he completed his PhD at King’s College London), then as an advanced clinical training fellow. During this second fellowship, he divided his time between the Institute of Psychiatry and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at the Institute of Neurology, University College London (UCL): this collaborative relationship has continued ever since. He was then awarded a five-year HEFCE clinical senior lectureship before taking a tenured position at King’s College London in 2011.

Dr Shergill started work as a consultant psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital in 2000 after completing his training there, and previously at UCL. He has worked within the National Psychosis Service for 10 years. He was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2008.

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