Shitij Kapur

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Shitij Kapur

Alma materAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (MBBS)
University of Toronto (PhD)
21st Principal of King's College London
Assumed office
1 June 2021
Preceded byEvelyn Welch (Acting)
Scientific career
FieldsPsychiatry, Neuroscience
InstitutionsKing's College London
University of Melbourne
University of Toronto

Shitij Kapur FMedSci is a medical doctor and administrator; he is the 21st president and principal of King's College London since 1 June 2021.[1] Previously, he was the dean of the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences and assistant vice-chancellor (health) of the University of Melbourne from 2016 to 2020.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

After graduating from All India Institute of Medical Sciences in 1988, Kapur did his residency training in psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh.[3]

Kapur was a professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto from 2001 to 2007. From 2007 to 2016, he was the dean and head of school at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London,[4] He is the currently the Vice-chancellor and President of King's College London. He succeeded acting president and principal Evelyn Welch on 1 June 2021.

University appointments[edit]

Kapur became president and principal of King's College London in June 2021, replacing Sir Edward Byrne AC and interim principal Evelyn Welch. Prior to his current position, he was dean and assistant vice chancellor (health) at the University of Melbourne from 2016 to 2020 and the executive dean and professor of psychiatry at King's College London until 2016. Prior to that Kapur was a professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. While there, he served as the vice-president for research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. From 2001 to 2007, he was a Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto.

Leadership roles and contributions to the field[edit]

Kapur was a non-executive director of the South London and Maudsley Hospital (2010-2016), one of Europe's pre-eminent psychiatric hospitals.2016-2021

Professor Shitij Kapur was apopointed as the Dean of MDHS and Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Health) in October 2016. He used to serve as a non-executive director of the Royal Melbourne Hospital, one of Australia's leading tertiary hospitals. He was a director on the board of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia's leading independent biomedical research Institute, and was on the board of the St. Vincent's Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne. He was the chair of the executive board of the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health, a partnership of 10 hospitals and seven independent medical research institutes and the University of Melbourne.

He is a founding board member of the Schizophrenia International Research Society.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "King's appoints Professor Shitij Kapur as new President & Principal". King's College Newsroom. King's College London. 27 October 2020. Retrieved 26 November 2022.
  2. ^ "Melbourne appoints new Dean of Medicine". The Melbourne Newsroom. The University of Melbourne. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2022.
  3. ^ "Prof Shitij Kapur joins King's College London as President and Principal". 2 June 2021. Retrieved 26 November 2022.
  4. ^ "A welcome from the Executive Dean, Professor Shitij Kapur". www.kcl.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 8 September 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015.