Paul Stokes
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Dr Paul Stokes is a Clinical Reader in Mood Disorders and Psychopharmacology at the Centre for Affective Disorders, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London (KCL), and an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Stokes studied medicine at the University of Birmingham and completed clinical training in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, London. In his doctoral studies at Imperial College London, Dr Stokes used PET and fMRI neuroimaging to examine the role of neurotransmitter systems in mediating psychosis, addictions and mood disorders. Dr Stokes obtained his PhD in 2011 from Imperial College London and was awarded the 2013 Royal Society of Medicine Psychiatry Section Mental Health Research Prize. Dr Stokes joined the Centre for Affective Disorders, KCL, in 2013 where his main research interest is to use neuroimaging to better understand the neurochemical brain mechanisms which mediate mood disorders and related co-morbid addictions. He leads clinical trials and functional neuroimaging studies to assess new ways of treating mood and cognitive symptoms in mood disorders.

In his clinical work, Dr Stokes is a consultant psychiatrist with the National Affective Disorders Service at the Maudsley Hospital, a national specialist service for people with complex or treatment resistant mood disorders.

Research interests (short)

Bipolar disorder, addiction co-morbidity, neurochemical mechanisms, functional and neurochemical brain imaging, clinical trials, novel therapies 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Postgraduate Certificate , Postgrad. Cert. Academic Practice in Higher Education, King's Academy

Award Date: 31 Oct 2016

Postgraduate Diploma, Imperial College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2011

Doctor of Philosophy, Imperial College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2011

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Birmingham

Award Date: 1 Jan 1997

Bachelor of Science, Pharmacology, University of Birmingham

Award Date: 1 Jan 1994

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