After obtaining his PhD in physics at Flinders University of South Australia, Prof. Peter Liddle studied medicine at Oxford University. After completing psychiatric training in Oxford, he was appointed to an academic faculty position at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, and subsequently became Head of Psychological Medicine at Hammersmith Hospital, London. In 1994, he moved to University of British Columbia, to take up the Jack Bell Chair in Schizophrenia Studies, and in 2001, returned to the UK to take up a chair in Psychiatry at Nottingham University.
Clinical features of psychotic disorders, distributed brain networks, cognitive psychology, fMRI, ERP, EEG, MEG, schizophrenia, ADHD, assessment of formal thought disorder
Prof. Liddle supervises graduate students within his area of research.
Prof. Liddle's current research is concerned with delineating the mental and neuronal processes that underlie the symptoms of mental disorder. In particular, he employs the techniques of cognitive… read more
Prof. Liddle's current research is concerned with delineating the mental and neuronal processes that underlie the symptoms of mental disorder. In particular, he employs the techniques of cognitive psychology, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI); Event Related Potential (ERP), oscillatory activity in the Electro encephalogram (EEG) and Magneto encephalography (MEG) recording to investigate attention, executive function and motivation in healthy individuals and the impairment of these processes in mental disorders, especially in schizophrenia and ADHD.
Throughout his clinical career his major clinical interest has been in the management of psychotic illnesses and he currently works in the Nottingham Psychosis Early Intervention Service. His major research interest has been investigation of the pathophysiological mechanisms of the symptoms of schizophrenia using the techniques of cognitive psychology and neuroimaging.