Andrea Danese, MD Phd, Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Andrea Danese, MD, PhD, is Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London as well as Professor Adjunct at the Yale Child Study Center. His team has published highly-cited research on the measurement of childhood trauma, risk factors for trauma exposure, biological mechanisms through which trauma affects later health, mechanisms of resilience, modelling of individualised risk prediction for trauma-related psychopathology, and the epidemiology of child trauma and trauma-related psychopathology. Prof Danese is the recipient of several research awards including the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Early Career Research Contribution Award and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Senior Researcher Award and has been listed among the Clarivate “Highly Cited” Researcher in Psychiatry and Psychology since 2019.

Professor Danese has established and leads the National & Specialist CAMHS Clinic for Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. The service attracts referrals from across the UK and abroad for second opinion on diagnosis and specialist treatment of difficult-to-treat young people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, and unipolar depression. The clinic has also advised and worked with the UK government to develop public mental health interventions in the aftermath of emergencies and disasters.

Prof Danese is the Academic Secretary for the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Faculty of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He is also Editor-at-large of the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry; Brain, Behaviour and Immunity; the Journal of Affective Disorders; and the APA Psychological Trauma.