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Ania Korszun, PhD, MD, FRCPsych

Professor of Psychiatry and Education

Centre for Psychiatry
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Ania Korszun
Ania’s research focuses on the interface of psychological disorders and stress with other medical conditions.
In particular, she has completed studies on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function in facial pain, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and was Co-PI on large multi-centre genetic studies of depression.
Further work has focused on identifying the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms that link depression, stress and atherosclerosis.
More recently, Ania’s focus has been on physiological and psychosocial predictors of wellbeing in cancer patients and, in particular, psychosocial factors associated with impact of cancer and quality of life in long-term cancer survivors.
The results of this work have provided a basis for developing interventions for improving the quality of life for cancer patients and she is a co-investigator on the NIHR funded SURECAN (Survivors Rehabilitation Evaluation after Cancer) project.
Ania works with maxillofacial and trauma surgery patients, investigating psychosocial factors in trauma outcome and developing interventions for young victims of violence to improve outcome and reduce subsequent involvement in violence, and developing digital technology to maintain support for young victims after leaving hospital.
Ania maintains a strong commitment to medical education.  She is Academic Lead for Psychiatry Education, Systems Lead for Brain Mind and Behaviour and Academic Lead for Medical Professionalism at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary and Chair of the Academic Faculty Undergraduate Education Forum. As well as working on developing e-learning resources to improve mental health education, she is currently leading on developing a new curriculum on Medical Professionalism and Student Wellbeing.
Ania led a large multidisciplinary project focusing on overcoming stigmatizing attitudes to mental health. Currently, in collaboration with colleagues from other institutions, she is conducting a study on wellbeing and mental health in medical students to improve future support for medical students and doctors.
In 2017 Ania was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy for her work in promoting Excellence in Teaching.

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