The Institute of Psychiatry, which established the Psychiatry Research Trust in 1982, was at the time one, and probably the most successful, of the Postgraduate Institutes of London University's British Postgraduate Medical Federation. Much of the research into mental illness and brain disease carried out in the UK in the post war years had originated at the Institute which had already achieved an international reputation, its research work being acclaimed of being of the highest quality. Early in the new millennium it was rated by the US Journal 'Science Watch' ad 'the most effective research organisation in the world'.
Since the advent of the National Health Service in 1948, the Institute of Psychiatry has also been the partner and medical school of the Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals (now the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust) – the only postgraduate teaching hospital in the country devoted to the study of psychiatry and related disciplines. Thus the complementary roles of the Institute are now:-
To learn more about the Institute of Psychiatry please visit its website at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iop