Dr Katie Marwick

Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry

  • Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences
  • Division of Psychiatry
  • Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

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Dr Katie Marwick studied medicine at the University of Cambridge and University of Edinburgh, before training in Psychiatry in south east Scotland.  She completed a Wellcome Trust funded PhD  via the Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track scheme in 2016.

She is currently a CSO/NES Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry and Honorary Registrar in Psychiatry with NHS Lothian, specialising in General Adult Psychiatry and Perinatal Psychiatry.



Undergraduate teaching

I created and lead the team that prepares the Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCEs) in Psychiatry for year 5 medical students.

I am author of a popular undergraduate textbook, "Crash Course in Psychiatry" (4th and 5th editions).

I have supervised honours projects in neuroscience.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Research summary

My over-arching interest is the pathogenesis of severe mental disorder.  My PhD and post-doctoral work focused on investigating the functional consequences of disease-associated variants in NMDA receptors. I am now investigating the the comorbidities of postpartum psychosis.

Research interests and experience:

  • Postpartum psychosis
  • First episode psychosis
  • Perinatal psychiatry
  • NMDA receptors
  • Genetics
  • Electrophysiology
  • Data science

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