Dr Anna Kolliakou has been a mental-health researcher at King's College London for almost 20 years.
After having worked on health services, genetic and addiction projects at the IoPPN, in 2013, she completed a PhD on patterns of cannabis use in first-episode psychosis.
In 2014, she joined the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), as a post-doctoral researcher on PHEME, a project which developed a model for veracity detection on social media and tested that in mental healthcare through a series of case studies on legal highs, medication, self-harm/suicide and mental health stigma.
During that time, Anna was also the Knowledge Exchange Associate at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience for King's Culture where, over a 5-year period, she enabled the shaping and delivery of new collaborative projects between academics and cultural sector partners including the Arts in Mind Festival.
In her current role as Clinical Informatics Interface and Network Lead, Anna manages the CRIS Natural Language Processing (NLP) Service and supports the extension and development of internal and external collaborations for the CRIS team and wider BRC informatics initiatives.