Professor awarded knighthood for service to military healthcare

Sir Simon Wessely, Professor of Psychological Medicine, Director of King’s College London’s Centre for Military Health Research and Vice Dean for Academic Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry ( IoP ) at King’s, has been given the honour for services to military healthcare and psychological medicine. His academic work has led to a better understanding of Gulf War Illness and to more effective psychological support for the Armed Services. In 2003, Professor Wessely’s team was asked to investigate whether personnel returning from Iraq had any of the symptoms associated with what had been dubbed ‘Gulf War Syndrome’

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Professor awarded knighthood for service to military healthcare