- Neurodevelopmental disorders, in particular: ADHD
- Evidence synthesis
- Precision psychiatry
External roles and responsibilities
Samuele Cortese, MD, PhD is currently Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Southampton and Honorary Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Solent NHS Trust. He is also Adjunct Full Professor with the New York University (NYU). Prof. Cortese’s main research interest are around neurodevelopmental disorders, with a focus on ADHD. In his research, he uses advanced evidence synthesis methods to address clinically relevant questions.
He has published more than 300 peer-review papers, including first author papers in prestigious journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet Psychiatry, World Psychiatry and the American Journal of Psychiatry.
He has secured external funding as main or co-applicant for more than £ 10 M, being awarded prestigious grants from the European research Commission, National Institute of Healthcare and Research (NIHR) and Medical research Council (MRC).
Professor Cortese is Consulting Editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Deputy Editor of BMJ Mental Health Evidence based mental Health and sits on the editorial board of other 4 international journals. He is the Chair of the European ADHD Guidelines Group, as well as co-Chair of the child and adolescent psychiatry faculty of the European Collegium of Neuropsychopharmacology and of the British Association of Psychopharmacology-child and adolescent psychiatry module.
In 2022, Prof. Cortese was included in the list of the world's most influential researchers of the past decade, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations in the field of psychiatry/psychology in 2021 in Web of Science. In 2022, he ranked #1 worldwide in terms of expertise on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) according to Expertscape.
- Nationla Clinical Excellence Award (2023)
- Kramer-Pollnow-Prize (2019)