Prof. Young is the Chair of Mood Disorders and is Director of the Centre for Affective Disorders in the Department of Psychological Medicine in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, where he is also, interim Vice-Dean for Academic Psychiatry, UK.
Prof. Young is the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Mental Health Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Cluster and Theme lead in the Translational Therapeutics Cluster He is also the clinical academic lead in the Psychological Medicine and Integrated Care Clinical Academic Group in the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, where he is a Consultant
Psychiatrist and the head of the National Affective Disorders Tertiary Clinic.
Prof. Young’s research interests focus on the cause and treatments for severe psychiatric illnesses, particularly mood disorders with a special interest in exploring the efficacy of novel treatments such as ketamine and psilocybin.
He has received research grant funding from the UK Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, the Stanley Medical Research Institute, the Canadian Institutes for Heath Research (CIHR), the National Institutes of Health (USA), and numerous other funding agencies.