About this event

  • Date and time Thu 19 Mar 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Psychiatry

This free evening lecture by Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes will inform attendees about the interaction of genes and environment and its relevance to mental disorder.

This flagship event in the Psychiatry Section’s programme on “Psychiatry in Dialogue with Neuroscience, Medicine and Society” will also offer a drinks reception for delegates.


Standard pricing available until 18 March 2020.


RSM Associate RSM Fellow RSM Student RSM Trainee RSM Retired Fellow
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Non - Member

Trainee Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Student
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Key speakers

Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes

Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes

Head, Centre for Psychiatry and Professor of Addiction Biology at Imperial College London

Speaker's biography

Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes has been Professor of Addiction Biology at Imperial College London since 2009. She is also a Consultant Psychiatrist at Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust and has a particular interest in the treatment of alcohol problems and comorbidity with appropriate medication. She graduated in medicine from Oxford University, completed her PhD at Cambridge University and trained in psychiatry at The Bethlem and Maudsley Hospitals and Institute of Psychiatry, London. Her research has focused on the impact of drugs of abuse, particularly alcohol, on the brain using imaging, challenges with drugs and tasks probing brain function. She has expertise in what happens to the brain on taking drugs of abuse and what may make someone vulnerable to problems. She is currently using such techniques to study vulnerabilities to relapse in alcohol, heroin and cocaine addiction. She has also begun to investigate the brain in people with severe gambling problems since they have many similarities to those with other addictions but without the potential damage from drug or alcohol. To improve treatment of addiction using medication in the clinic, Professor Lingford-Hughes has also contributed to NICE guidance and led guidelines from the British Association for Psychopharmacology. She is a member of Medical Research Council’s Clinical training and career development panel and is vice-Chair of the Academic Faculty of RCPsych. Through these organisations she works to develop academic training and research experience for psychiatrists.


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Registration and drinks reception

Professor George Ikkos, Director, "Psychiatry in Dialogue with Neuroscience Medicine and Society"

Psychiatry in Dialogue with Society Distinguished Lecture

Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes, Head, Centre for Psychiatry and Professor of Addiction Biology at Imperial College London

Question and answer session
Vote of thanks

Dr Valeria Mondelli, President, Psychiatry Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom