Professor Shitij Kapur

Professor Shitij Kapur


President and Principal
King’s College London
Elected in 2018
Citation on election

Professor Shitij Kapur, is a psychiatrist neuroscientist and has devoted his academic career to finding better treatments for Schizophrenia. His study of anti-psychotic drugs using brain imaging and clinical trials has helped understand why some patients respond while others get side-effects, and he has contributed to better dosing and timing of these medications – leading to over 300 publications, 30,000 citations, and several international awards. Professor Kapur has also served in important leadership roles, leading Canada’s (2003-2007), and then Europe’s (2007-2016) premier institutions for mental health and addiction research. He currently serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Melbourne.

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