Cornelius Katona received his undergraduate education in Cambridge and at the London Hospital and his training in general and old age psychiatry at Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge and St George’s Hospital Medical School, London. He was Senior Lecturer in psychiatry of the elderly at University College London from 1986 till 1991 when he was appointed Foundation Professor of psychiatry of the elderly. Between 1998 and 2003 he served as Dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Between 2003 and 2008 he was Dean of the Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Kent. He is currently Hon Professor of Psychiatry of the Elderly at University College London and works as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the NHS in the Kent and Medway Mental Health Partnership Trust. His main research interests are in mood disorders in old age, dementia, and mental health of asylum seekers. He is the author of over 180 peer-reviewed articles and author/editor of 15 books. He is co-chair of the World Psychiatric Association section of affective disorders, Chair of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry Taskforce on Old Age and co-founder and vice-president of the International Society for Affective Disorders. He has been editor in chief of the Journal of Affective Disorders since 1994.
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