Head of the Division of Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuro-Imaging, Director of PsySTAR., University of Edinburgh

Professor Lawrie graduated in Medicine from Aberdeen University and completed basic Psychiatry training at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. Following six months as a Wellcome Research Fellow, he was Lecturer and then Sackler Clinical Research Fellow/Reader in the Department of Psychiatry in Edinburgh.

Professor Lawrie’s overarching goal is to develop research tools to provide objective diagnoses and improve the management of major psychiatric disorder.

He is particularly interested in clinical applications of brain imaging in psychosis and in the development of novel treatments that might enhance outcomes in established schizophrenia and possibly even prevent psychosis in high risk populations.


  • –present
    Professor of Psychiatry and Neuro-imaging, University of Edinburgh


  • 2009 
    Hon.FRCP (Ed), Royal College of Physicians
  • 2008 
    FRCPsych, Royal College Psychiatrists
  • 1997 
    MD (Hons), University of Edinburgh
  • 1993 
    MPhil, University of Edinburgh
  • 1990 
    MRCPsych, Royal College Psychiatrists
  • 1986 
    MB ChB, University of Aberdeen