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Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0487

+44 1478 350008

Karen Ritchie

Karen Ritchie

Karen Ritchie Director Imperial College London INSERM U1061 Neuropsychiatry Hôpital La Colombière Montpellier 34093 France

Biography
Karen Ritchie is a neuropsychologist and epidemiologist, who began her career with the Health Services Evaluation Unit, University of Oxford (Sir Richard Doll) and the Social Psychiatry Research Unit, MRC Australia (Professor Scott Henderson). She is currently a Research Director with the French National Institute of Medical Research (INSERM), and directs Research Unit 1061 (Epidemiology and Clinical Research into Nervous System Pathologies) and is also part-time Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London. Author of over 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals, her research work has included multidisciplinary population studies of neurological and psychiatric disorders in the elderly, clinical studies of neurodegenerative disease, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia and mental health care evaluation. She has also collaborated with the European Government and WHO in the development of population indicators for mental health surveillance. She is a former member of the Advisory Council of the Director General of INSERM (CORES 2000-2009), the Scientific Board of the University of Montpellier, and the Board of Directors of the International Psychogeriatric Association. She is currently a Board member of the European Institute of Women’s Health, member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Alzheimer’s Research UK, the MRC Biomedical Research Centre, the Institute of Health Surveillance (InVS) and member of the Editorial Board of the following journals: Dementia, International Psychogeriatrics, Psychogeriatrics, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Gerontology.
Research Interest

Psychiatric disorders

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