Matthew Hotopf


Matthew Hotopf is Vice Dean of Research at the Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, and Director of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).  Matthew’s  research is in the grey area between medicine and psychiatry, exploring the interaction between mental and physical health, using “big data” approaches to understand this interface better.  He has worked in areas of mental health, including occupational and military health, and  mental health law. He has received many research grants, including the Innovative Medicines Initiative RADAR-CNS (Remote Assessment of Disease And Relapse in CNS disorders) program, which seeks to use data streams from smartphones and wearables to assess and predict health states in people with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and depression.  He works clinically as a liaison psychiatrist at King’s College Hospital and St Christopher’s Hospice, leading the award-winning IMPARTS (Integrating mental and physical health, Research training and Service) project which seeks to provide better mental healthcare to people with physical illnesses.  He received the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine’s 2016 Wayne Katon Research Award, is an NIHR Senior Investigator and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.  He was awarded a CBE in June 2018.