Dr Joseph Hayes

Dr Joseph Hayes

Clinical Research Fellow Consultant

Division of Psychiatry

Faculty of Brain Sciences

Joined UCL
31st Aug 2010

Research summary

Research areas:

  • Life course epidemiology of bipolar disorder, risk factors, prodrome and long-term outcomes, including physical health problems
  • Using routine data from primary and secondary care electronic health records and population cohorts to further the understanding of the epidemiology of severe mental illness

  • Pharmacoepidemiology and physical health effects in severe mental illness

  • Personalized treatments for severe mental illness

  • Social determinants of severe mental health problems

  • Drug re-purposing in psychiatry

Teaching summary

Current teaching commitments:

  • Epidemiology and social psychiatry module coordinator for UCL Mental Health Sciences Research MSc and Clinical Mental Health Sciences MSc

  • Epidemiology core module lectures and advances in understanding of bipolar disorder lecture for UCL Mental Health Sciences Research MSc and Clinical Mental Health Sciences MSc

  • Mood disorders lecture series for UCL Medical School

  • Royal College of Psychiatrists Membership examination teaching, UCL 


    University of Bristol
    , |
    University College London
    , | 2017
    , | 2014


    Dr Hayes has an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD in Psychiatric Epidemiology from UCL. 

    He is currently a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow and an Honorary Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry in Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust.

    He was previously a NIHR UCLH Biomedical Research Center Fellow, MRC Population Health Scientist Fellow. He completed psychiatric training in Oxford and North London.