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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Professor Ania Korszun


Professor of Psychiatry and Unit Lead for Psychological Medicine



I am a Professor of Psychiatry and the lead for the Unit of Psychological Medicine based in the Centre of Psychiatry and Mental Health. I am a consultant general adult psychiatrist in East London NHS Trust currently working in the Psychiatry Liaison Service at the Roya London Hospital.

My research has focused on mood disorders and particularly on the interface of depression and stress with other medical conditions. Previous studies have focused on the relationship of depression and stress with chronic pain, including fibromyalgia and facial pain, recovery after trauma, coronary heart disease, and cancer.

I have led a large multidisciplinary project focusing on overcoming stigmatizing attitudes to mental health. Currently, in collaboration with colleagues from other institutions and universities across the UK and in Japan, I am conducting several studies on wellbeing and mental health in medical students to improve future support for students and doctors.



I am Lead for undergraduate MBBS Psychiatry education and co lead for the professionalism curriculum. As well as working on developing e-learning resources to improve mental health education, I am involved in research on undergraduate teaching and assessment of medical professionalism.


Research Interests:

  • Mood disorders and stress related disorders
  • Quality of Life in Cancer and Trauma survivors
  • Interface of depression and stress with other medical conditions
  • Medical Education (Psychiatry and Mental Health and Professionalism)
  • Wellbeing


Please click through to see a complete list of Ania's publications

Outstanding publications

  • Leung HTT, Ajaz A, Bruce H, Korszun A. Teaching psychiatry to medical students in the time of COVID-19: experiences from UK medical schools. BJPsych Bull. 2021 Jul 27:1-10.
  • Moschopoulou E, Hutchison I, Bhui K, Korszun A. Post-traumatic stress in head and neck cancer survivors and their partners. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Sep;26(9):3003-3011.
  • Moschopoulou E, Deane J, Duncan M, Ismail SA, Moriarty S, Sarker SJ, White P, Korszun A. Measuring quality of life in people living with and beyond cancer in the UK. Support Care Cancer. 2021 Oct;29(10):6031-6038.
  • Moschopoulou E, Hutchison I, Bhui K, Korszun AThe impact of cancer and quality of life in head and neck cancer long-term survivors in the UK. Psycho-Oncology 27,3.
  • Dimitrov L, Moschopoulou E, Korszun AInterventions for the treatment of cancer-related traumatic stress symptoms: A systematic review of the literature. Psycho-Oncology vol.28, (5) 970.
  • Rahtz E, Bhui K, Smuk M, Hutchison I, Korszun A. Violent injury predicts poor psychological outcomes after traumatic injury in a hard-to-reach population: an observational cohort study. BMJ Open. 2017 May 30;7(5):e014712.


Isabelle Francesca Foote, George Henry Woolfe Legacy Fund, 'The shared genetic architecture of modifiable risk for dementia and its influence on brain health.'

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