Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes

Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes has been Professor of Addiction Biology at Imperial College since 2009. She is also a Consultant Psychiatrist with a particular interest in pharmacological treatments of alcohol problems and comorbidity at Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust. 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. Her research has focused on using neuroimaging, pharmacological and behavioural challenges to characterize the neurobiology of addiction, particularly alcoholism and opiate addiction. She is currently conducting a feasibility study of recruitment in primary care into an RCT of two pharmacological regimens in alcohol detoxification. Prof Lingford-Hughes was Hon. General Secretary of the British Association for Psychopharmacology through which she co-developed and wrote their guidelines about the pharmacological management of substance misuse and addiction and comorbidity with psychiatric disorders. They are currently being updated. In addition she has contributed to NICE guidance about opiate detoxifcation and alcohol dependence.

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