HKU ResearcherPage: Toulopoulou, Timothea
Dr Toulopoulou, Timothea
- Associate Professor
- Director of Biopsychosocial and Developmental Research
- Instructor of Biological Psychology
- Head of Psychosis Lab
Research Interests: (click to check for cognate researchers)
- Twin studies & heritability of cognitive function
- Schizophrenia, psychosis, psychosis proneness, adolescence & risk factors
- Endophenotypes & intermediate phenotypes
- Cognition, memory, executive function & intelligence
- Dr. Toulopoulou is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students and postdocs.
Dr. Timothea Toulopoulou heads the Psychosis Lab and is also the Director of Biopsychosocial and Developmental Research, in Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong. She earned her Ph.D., under the supervision of Prof Sir Robin Murray and Prof Robin Morris, at the University of London in 2001. She completed most of her training, and spent most of her early working career at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK where she retains a Visiting Senior Lecturer position. In 2003 she was awarded a Canon Foundation in Europe Research Fellowship that brought her to Hamamatsu Medical School, Japan to work with Prof Nori Takei. In 2005 she received a two-year Young Investigator Award from the National Alliance of Research on Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders (USA) that she completed at Harvard Medical School, USA under Prof Larry Seidman, and in 2011 she was awarded a one-year fellowship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences that she undertook with Prof Raymond Chan at the Institute of Psychology, Beijing, China. Dr Toulopoulou was the lead scientist for the Genes and Cognition work package of the European Community's 6th Framework Programme, and is a partner in the current European Community's 7th Framework Programme coordinated by Prof Jim Van Os from Maastricht. She currently holds grants from the Economic and Social Research Council (UK), Research Grants Council (Hong Kong), The University of Hong Kong and the National Institutes of Health (USA). She reviews regularly for numerous journals including 'JAMA Psychiatry', 'Brain' and 'Psychological Medicine'. Dr Toulopoulou is a consulting editor for 'Clinical Psychological Science' and is on the Editorial boards of the 'Psychiatry Journal', the 'International Scholarly Research Network Psychiatry', 'Annals of General Psychiatry' and the 'World Journal of Psychiatry'. She also serves as a Fellowship and grant reviewer for the Wellcome Trust, UK, and the Medical Research Council (MRC), UK. The work of her lab focuses on understanding the genetic, neurobiological, cognitive and environmental mechanisms that reduce or contribute to an individual’s susceptibility of developing psychosis. Dr. Toulopoulou is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students and postdocs.