We have a close clinical and academic partnership with the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. The Institute is Europe's largest centre for research and post-graduate education in psychiatry, psychology, basic and clinical neuroscience. It is the most cited research centre outside the US, and the third most cited in the world. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise the Institute was judged to have the highest research power of any UK institution within the areas of psychiatry, neuroscience and clinical psychology.
South London and Maudsley and the Institute have a joint Research and Development Office, which is committed to ensuring that all research being undertaken is of high scientific quality and of a high ethical standard.
Together with the Institute, we host the NIHR Mental Health Biomedical Research Centre Dementia Unit. These centres aim to speed up the process by which the latest medical research findings are used to improve patient care.