About this event

  • Date and time Thu 29 Sep 2022 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Location Online

Coronavirus has been linked to increased risks of neurological and psychiatric sequelae following infection.

In this episode of the COVID-19 series, Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE, Trustee, Royal Society of Medicine and Consultant Psychiatrist will converse with Professor Paul Harrison, Professor of Psychiatry, Oxford University. They look to discuss and answer questions about the neurological and psychiatric outcomes of Covid, and examine the level of risk in different human profiles and SARS-CoV-2 variants.

The RSM COVID-19 Series is for health professionals, by health professionals; a series of talks dedicated to give healthcare workers on the frontline, regular and easy-to-access updates from healthcare leaders on COVID-19.


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Key speakers

Professor Paul Harrison

Professor Paul Harrison

Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oxford

Speaker's biography

Professor Harrison trained in medicine and psychiatry in Oxford and London, and was a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow before being appointed to his present post in 1997. He was awarded a Chair in 2000.

Professor Harrison’s research addresses several aspects of translational psychiatric neuroscience. It has been funded mainly by grants from the Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust, and NIHR. As well as neurobiological research into genetic mechanisms, Professor Harrison is involved in several clinically focused projects, including functional neuroimaging, experimental medicine, and randomised clinical trials. He is also involved in systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and conducts large-scale pharmacoepidemiological studies. Professor Harrison is now also actively involved in research into the psychiatric and neurological sequelae of Covid-19 and their mechanisms.

He has published 350 papers (Scopus h-index 77), and several books, including The Neuropathology of Schizophrenia, The Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry, Lecture Notes: Psychiatry, and Schizophrenia with Daniel Weinberger. Awards include the CINP/Paul Janssen Schizophrenia Prize (1998), the British Association for Psychopharmacology Senior Clinical Prize (1999), the A.E. Bennett Award of the Society of Biological Psychiatry (2004), the Joel Elkes Research Award of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (2005), the CINP Lilly Clinical Neuroscience award (2010), and the ECNP Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology award (2012). He was President of the British Association for Psychopharmacology (2014-2016).

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Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE

Trustee, Royal Society of Medicine and Consultant Psychiatrist


Speaker's biography

Professor Bowden-Jones is President of the RSM’s Psychiatry Section. A medical doctor and neuroscience researcher, she works as a consultant psychiatrist in addictions. She is the founder and clinical lead of two NHS national clinics in the UK. She is the Immediate Past President of the Medical Women’s Federation and a regular host of the RSM’s In Conversation Live series, interviewing high profile guests in the field of politics, technology, human rights and education. In her academic role she is Honorary Professor at UCL’s Faculty of Brain Sciences and Honorary Visiting Research Fellow at Cambridge University.



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