Prof Hugo Critchley

MBChB, DPhil, FRCPsych

Chair in Psychiatry

Co-Director of Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science

Area of Expertise:

Psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, affective neuroscience, autonomic psychophysiology, neuroimaging, neurodevelopmental disorders, consciousness science

Research Area(s):

Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Imaging

Prof Hugo Critchley

+44 (0)1273 873818

+44 (0)1273 678336

Christina Lee
+44 (0) 1273 873833

Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre (CISC), Rm 05, Brighton & Sussex Medical School, BN1 9RR



Chair in Psychiatry, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, 2006-present

Co-director Sackler Centre of Consciousness Science, University of Sussex, 2009-present

Consultant Psychiatrist, Sussex Partnership Foundation, NHS Trust, 2006-present

Wellcome Trust Clinical Senior Fellow, UCL Institute of Neurology, Principal Researcher, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Group Leader, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, 2004-2006

Consultant Neurospsychiatrist, UCLH National Hospital for Neurology, Clinical Senior Lecturer, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, 2003-2006

Wellcome Clinician Scientist Fellow, UCL Institute of Neurology, 2001-20004

Brain Research Trust Fellow, UCL Institute of Neurology, 1998-2001

Clinical Researcher / Honorary Lecturer in Psychiatry, UCL Institute of Psychiatry, 1996-1998


MRCPsych, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1997

DPhil (Psychological Studies), University of Oxford, 1996

MBChB (Medicine), University of Liverpool, 1990

BSc (Physiology), University of Liverpool, 1987

Research focus

Psychological medicine, biological psychiatry and neuropsychiatry

Current research

Emotional psychophysiology; central autonomic control; interoception; stress and the heart, anxiety and depresssion, expression of neurodevelopment disorders in adults

  • Anil Seth
  • Alessia Nicotra
  • Luciano Bernardi
  • Dora Duka
  • Peter Gianaros
  • Neil Harrison
  • Chris Mathias
  • Yoko Nagai

Psychiatry Group

Neuroimaging / Emotion

  • Exam board chair, Yr 4 Phase board
  • Lectures for Yr 2 neuroscience, MSc Neuroscience, MSc psychiatry, MRCPsych
  • BSMS Dept Director of research

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