Professor John Geddes
Theme lead – Maintaining cognitive function in health and disease
Head of Department, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
Director of Research & Development, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Director, NIHR Oxford Cognitive Health Clinical Research Facility, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Director designate, NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Geddes’ current research focuses on the development and evaluation of treatments for people with bipolar and other mental disorders. He has established large cohorts of patients, developed new approaches to self management and monitoring, and conducted clinical trials as well as influential research syntheses. By involving patients in research, his team has been able to characterize the nature of mood disorder more accurately. His current research aims to use this knowledge to investigate the basic neurobiology and genetic mechanisms of the disorder.
He has conducted several large randomised trials and research syntheses which have had major influence on clinical practice internationally. His research strategy increasingly combines the power of large scale epidemiological methods with the precision of neurobiological investigation. He has particular expertise in Clinical Trials, Epidemiology, Neuroscience, Big Data, and Digital Phenotyping.
Professor Geddes is Head of the University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust where he provides clinical care for patients with mood disorders, specialising in bipolar disorder. He is also Director of Research & Development at the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
Professor Geddes is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and was named Academic Psychiatrist of the Year in 2010 by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. In 2008, he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the American College of Psychiatrists. Professor Geddes has authored or co-authored more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters and four books.