Declan  Murphy

Declan Murphy

Professor of Psychiatry and Brain Maturation


Head of Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences

Director of Behavioural and Developmental Clinical Academic Group, Kings Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre

Mortimer D Sackler Professor of Translational and Developmental Neurosciences

Director of Mortimer D Sackler Centre for Translational and Developmental Neurosciences

Head of the Section of Brain Maturation, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London.

Professor Murphy’s main research interest is in the biological determinants of brain development and ageing, and how abnormalities in this process lead to neuropsychiatric disorders.



Selected publications:

Howes OD, Rogdaki M, Findon JL, Wichers RH, Charman T, King BH, Loth E, McAlonan GM, McCracken JT, Parr JR, Povey C, Santosh P, Wallace S, Simonoff E, Murphy DG (2017) Autism spectrum disorder: Consensus guidelines on assessment, treatment and research from the British Association for Psychopharmacology. J Psychopharmacol : 269881117741766

Carlisi CO, Norman L, Murphy CM, Christakou A, Chantiluke K, Giampietro V, Simmons A, Brammer M, Murphy DG, Mataix-Cols D, Rubia K (2017) Disorder-Specific and Shared Brain Abnormalities During Vigilance in Autism and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging 2: 644-654