Curriculum Vitae


Brief Curriculum Vitae


Date of Birth: 9 September 1934



Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

Emeritus Fellow Gonville & Caius College

Emeritus Editor, Psychological Medicine. (Editor 1994-2006)



University of Cambridge: Professor of Psychiatry and Head of Dept 1985-2001

St. George’s Hospital Medical School , London: Senior Lecturer, Reader, Professor 1971-1985.

Yale University USA:  Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Co-Director/Director, Depression Research Unit 1968-71. 

Medical School: University of Otago, New Zealand.  Trained in Psychiatry Maudsley Hospital London.


Honours, Prizes & Scientific Societies:

American Psychiatric Association Foundations Fund Prize for Research (jointly) 1978

Anna Monika Stiftung 2nd Prize (jointly) 1985;

Kraepelin Guest Professor, Max Planck Institute, Munich 2000

British Association for Psychopharmacology, Astra-Zeneca Lifetime Achievement Award; 2000

ECNP-Lilly Award for Clinical Neuroscience 2001

Maudsley Lecturer, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1988;

Annual Guest Lecturer, British Association for Psychopharmacology 1988;

Previous Visiting Professorships: Woods Visiting Professor University of Iowa; Trustbank Visiting Professor Christchurch New Zealand; RSM Foundation Visiting Professor USA;

Honorary Fellow: Royal College of Psychiatrists

Honorary Member: British Association for Psychopharmacology;

Honorary Member: European Psychiatric Association

Founder Fellow: Academy of Medical Sciences

Distinguished Fellow International Society for Affective Disorders (Foundation Fellow)

Emeritus Fellow:, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

Previous President: Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum  (CINP), British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP), Marce Society

Other: Previous (selected):

Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine: Chairman, MD Committee

Department of Justice/Dept of Health :Chairman, Expert Advisory Group and Member Programme Board, Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder Programme

Cambridge University Press: Syndic

Journal of Affective Disorders: Founding Editor 1979-1993

Royal College of Psychiatrists:Vice President 1994-6 (previously Chairman, Social & Community Psychiatry Section; Chairman, Joint Committee on Higher Psychiatric Training Chairman various committees and working parties):

World Psychiatric Association: Member Board of Regional Representatives, Chairman Pharmacopsychiatry Section, Co-Chairman, Affective Disorders Section;

NHS Distinction Awards: Medical Vice-Chairman, Awards Committee, East Anglia

Medical Research Council: Member Neurosciences Board 1995-1999, & 1981-5

Research Assessment Exercise (HEFCE) 1996, member of Panel for Community Based Clinical Subjects

Medical Research Council: Member Neurosciences Board, 1981-5 and 1995-9

Wellcome Trust Member Mental Health Panel

Maudsley & Bethlem Royal Hospitals Special Health Authority: Member

Mental Health Foundation: Trustee, Member of Research Committee

WHO  Adviser, Third Expert Committee on Drug Dependence; Consultant, various topics; Member, ICD-11 Working Group on the Classification of Mood and Anxiety Disorders


8 books. 400 plus papers and chapters on depression, psychopharmacology, biological psychiatry, life events and social psychiatry: see separate list

Eugene S. Paykel

March 19, 2015