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Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes

Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes

Chair, Academic Faculty

Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes has been Professor of Addiction Biology at Imperial College since 2009.

She graduated in medicine from Oxford University, completed her PhD at Cambridge University and trained in psychiatry at The Bethlem and Maudsley Hospitals and Institute of Psychiatry.

She is a Consultant Psychiatrist with a particular interest in pharmacological treatments of alcohol problems and comorbidity at Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

Her research has focused on using neuroimaging and neuropharmacological challenges to characterize the neurobiology of addiction. She is currently working on MRC funded studies on pharmacology of different vulnerabilities to relapse in alcohol, heroin and cocaine addiction.

Prof Lingford-Hughes is past Hon. General Secretary of the British Association for Psychopharmacology. She co-developed and wrote their guidelines about the pharmacological management of substance misuse and addiction and comorbidity with psychiatric disorders.

She has also contributed to NICE guidance regarding pharmacotherapy of opiate detoxification and alcohol misuse and dependence.

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