34th CINP World Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology

Oliver Howes

Position: King's College London
Categories: Speakers

Oliver Howes is Professor of Molecular Psychiatry at King’s and Imperial Colleges, London. His clinical work is as Consultant Psychiatrist at The Maudsley Hospital, where he runs a service for people with psychoses.

His research interests centre on the causes and treatment of affective and psychotic disorders. His recent work has focussed on understanding the role of dopamine and neuroinflammation in the development of psychosis, the effects of antipsychotic drugs, & the causes of cognitive impairments.

His work has been recognised through a number of awards including the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Joel Elkes Award (2022), Royal College of Psychiatrists Researcher of the Year Award (2017), Schizophrenia International Research Society Rising Star Award (2013). Web of Science named him as one of the most influential researchers in the world over the last decade.

Other career highlights include working as a junior potato scrubber on a farm. He spends his spare time trying to find the world’s best ice-cream.