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Emeritus Professor Nicol Ferrier

Emeritus Professor


Nicol Ferrier is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Newcastle University. His research interests are in psychopharmacology and the neurobiology and treatment of severe affective disorders.   He has published over 250 papers on these topics.

Professor Ferrier was the pharmacological lead on the 2004 NICE Guidelines for Unipolar Depression and was Chairman of the 2006 NICE Bipolar Disorder Guideline.  He has served on the MRC Clinical Fellowship and Wellcome Trust Neuroscience and Mental Health Grant Committees and is Past-President of the British Association for Psychopharmacology.  He was Lead of the North East Hub of the Mental Health Research Network from 2005 to 2014. He is Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists ECT and Related Treatments Committee.

Area of expertise: Psychopharmacology; Neurobiology; Affective Disorders