Richard Kanaan studied mathematics and philosophy in Oxford and Los Angeles, before training in medicine and psychiatry in London. He spent over a decade at the Institute of Psychiatry/Maudsley Hospital where he developed interests in unexplained syndromes and in schizophrenia.
He was appointed Chair of Psychiatry and Consultant Psychiatrist at the Austin Hospital in 2013. Professor Kanaan has worked across a number of disciplines, including neuroimaging, neuropsychology, epidemiology, philosophy, and social psychiatry. His current work focuses on building explanations for unexplained syndromes such as conversion disorder using functional neuroimaging. He has developed and led specialist conversion disorder clinics for many years.
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Outcome measurement in functional neurological disorder: a systematic review and recommendations.
Susannah Pick, David G Anderson, Ali A Asadi-Pooya, Selma Aybek, Gaston Baslet, Bastiaan R Bloem, Abigail Bradley-Westguard, Richard J Brown, Alan J Carson, Trudie Chalder, Maria Damianova, Anthony S David, Mark J Edwards, Steven A Epstein, Alberto J Espay, Béatrice Garcin, Laura H Goldstein, Mark Hallett, Joseph Jankovic, Eileen M Joyce, et al.
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to identify existing outcome measures for functional neurological disorder (FND), to inform the development o..
The outcome of acute functional neurological disorder: a meta-analysis of stroke-mimic presentations
Suhas Simhan, Vincent Thijs, Sam Mancuso, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Aristeidis Katsanos, Andrei V Alexandrov, Richard A Kanaan
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Neurology
OBJECTIVE: The prognosis of motor functional neurological disorder (FND) is considered poor; however, all data come from chronic c..
Predictors of Disagreement Between Diagnoses From Consult Requesters and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
Victor Otani, Thais Otani, Andrea Freirias, Elie Calfat, Patricia Aoki, Sean Cross, Susan Sumskis, Richard Kanaan, Quirino Cordeiro, Ricardo Uchida
Journal article | 2019 | The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Ictal cerebral blood flow in psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: a preliminary SPECT study
James Olver, Luis Fernando Castro-de-Araujo, Saul Alator Mullen, Terry O'Brien, Salvatore U Berlangieri, Lucy Vivash, Dennis Velakoulis, Meir Lichtenstein, Richard Kanaan
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
Bilateral volume reduction in posterior hippocampus in psychosis of epilepsy
James Allebone, Richard Kanaan, Jerome Maller, Terry O'Brien, Saul Alator Mullen, Mark Cook, Sophia J Adams, Simon Vogrin, David N Vaughan, Alan Connelly, Patrick Kwan, SF Berkovic, Wendyl J D'Souza, Graeme Jackson, Dennis Velakoulis, Sarah J Wilson
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
In vivo imaging of brain muscarinic receptors with F-18 Flurobenzyl Dexetimide: First in human studies
Christopher Rowe, Brian Dean, Uwe Ackermann, Rachel Goh, Rodney Guzman, Richard Kanaan, Lee Chong, Vincent Dore, Svetlana Bozinovski, Colin Masters, Victor Villemagne
Conference Proceedings | 2019 | JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE
Stressful life events and maltreatment in conversion (functional neurological) disorder: systematic review and meta-analysis of case-control studies
Lea Ludwig, Joelle A Pasman, Timothy Nicholson, Selma Aybek, Anthony S David, Sharon Tuck, Richard A Kanaan, Karin Roelofs, Alan Carson, Jon Stone
Journal article | 2018 | The Lancet Psychiatry
Using Routine Hemoglobin A1c Testing to Determine the Glycemic Status in Psychiatric Inpatients
Pratyusha Naidu, Leonid Churilov, Alvin Kong, Richard Kanaan, Henry Wong, Arielle Van Mourik, Anthony Yao, Elizabeth Cornish, Mariam Hachem, Graeme K Hart, Elizabeth Owen-Jones, Raymond Robbins, Que Lam, Katherine Samaras, Jeffrey D Zajac, Elif I Ekinci
Journal article | 2017 | Frontiers in Endocrinology
Misidentification of mental health symptoms in presence of organic diseases and delirium during psychiatric liaison consulting
Victor Henrique Oyamada Otani, Thais Zelia dos Santos Otani, Andrea Freirias, Elie Leal de Barros Calfat, Patricia Satiko Aoki, Quirino Cordeiro Junior, Richard AA Kanaan, Sean Cross, Susan Liersch-Sumskis, Ricardo Riyoiti Uchida
Journal article | 2017 | International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
Risk variant of oligodendrocyte lineage transcription factor 2 is associated with reduced white matter integrity
Diana P Prata, Richard A Kanaan, Gareth J Barker, Sukhwinder Shergill, James Woolley, Lyudmila Georgieva, Marco M Picchioni, Eugenia Kravariti, Muriel Walshe, Matt Allin, Timothea Toulopoulou, Elvira Bramon, Colm McDonald, Vincent Giampietro, Robin M Murray, Michael Brammer, Michael O'Donovan, Philip McGuire
Journal article | 2013 | Human Brain Mapping
Functional (conversion) neurological symptoms: research since the millennium
Alan J Carson, Richard Brown, Anthony S David, Roderick Duncan, Mark J Edwards, Laura H Goldstein, Richard Grunewald, Stephaine Howlett, Richard Kanaan, John Mellers, Timothy R Nicholson, M Reuber, Anette-Eleonore Schrag, Jon Stone, Valerie Voon
Journal article | 2012 | Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Altered Integrity of Perisylvian Language Pathways in Schizophrenia: Relationship to Auditory Hallucinations
Marco Catani, Michael C Craig, Stephanie J Forkel, Richard Kanaan, Marco Picchioni, Timothea Toulopoulou, Sukhwinder Shergill, Steve Williams, Declan G Murphy, Philip McGuire
Journal article | 2011 | Biological Psychiatry
EFFECT OF OLIG2 IN WHITE MATTER INTEGRITY IN HEALTHY SUBJECTS AND PATIENTS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA
Diana P Prata, Richard Kanaan, Gareth Barker, Sukhwinder Shergill, James Woolley, Lyudmila Georgieva, Marco Picchioni, Fergus Kane, Muriel Walsh, Matt Allin, Timothea Toulopoulou, Elvira Bramon, Colm McDonald, Vincent Giampietro, Michael O'Donovan, Philip McGuire
Conference Proceedings | 2010 | Schizophrenia Research
White matter microstructure in schizophrenia: effects of disorder, duration and medication
Richard Kanaan, Gareth Barker, Michael Brammer, Vincent Giampietro, Sukhwinder Shergill, James Woolley, Marco Picchioni, Timothea Toulopoulou, Philip McGuire
Journal article | 2009 | British Journal of Psychiatry
A diffusion tensor imaging study of fasciculi in schizophrenia
Sukhwinder S Shergill, Richard A Kanaan, Xavier A Chitnis, Owen O'Daly, Derek K Jones, Sophia Frangou, Steven CR Williams, Robert J Howard, Gareth J Barker, Robin M Murray, Philip McGuire
Journal article | 2007 | American Journal of Psychiatry
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
FRCPSYCH - Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
FRANZCP - Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
MRCPSYC - Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Chair Of Psychiatry-Austin Health
PhD in Psychiatry
King's College London
CCT in General and Liaison Psychiatry
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
St Bartholomew's Hospital
MA in Philosophy
University of Southern California
BA in Mathematics and Philosophy
University of Oxford