Imperial College London

Dr Sofia Pappa MD, Ph.D

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Honorary Senior Lecturer







Charing Cross HospitalCharing Cross Campus





Dr Sofia Pappa is a Senior Lecturer at the Division of Psychiatry, Imperial College London and a Specialty Lead in Mental Health for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). She also works as a Consultant Psychiatrist and Mood & Psychosis Research Lead at West London NHS Trust.

She has dual training in Neurology and Psychiatry and was awarded a European scholarship for the completion of her PhD. She subsequently obtained a fellowship for postdoctoral research at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, evaluating the neuromotor dysfunction in early psychosis.

Her research interests include neuropsychopharmacology and the management of affective and psychotic disorders. She has also a keen interest in the interface between physical and mental health, neuropsychiatry (particularly in movement and sleep disorders)  and patient involvement.  

Dr Pappa has received a number of awards and grants and has acted as Principal Investigator for several clinical trials. She has published in high impact journals and regularly reviews manuscripts for top ranked journals and NIHR  applications.

She has significant experience in teaching including in her role as Imperial Medical School Tutor and Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, RUSM Medical School and in clinical management, having served as Clinical Lead for Adult Mental Health Services in the past.



Thana L, O'Connell L, Carne-Watson A, et al., 2022, Barriers to the management of sexual dysfunction among people with psychosis: analysis of qualitative data from the REMEDY trial, Bmc Psychiatry, Vol:22, ISSN:1471-244X

Katsarou M-S, Iasonidou E, Osarogue A, et al., 2022, The Greek Collaborative Long COVID Study: Non-Hospitalized and Hospitalized Patients Share Similar Symptom Patterns, Journal of Personalized Medicine, Vol:12

Dewa LH, Pappa S, Greene T, et al., 2022, The Association Between Sleep Disturbance and Suicidality in Psychiatric Inpatients Transitioning to the Community: Protocol for an Ecological Momentary Assessment Study, Jmir Research Protocols, Vol:11, ISSN:1929-0748

Pappa S, Barmparessou Z, Athanasiou N, et al., 2022, Depression, Insomnia and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in COVID-19 Survivors: Role of Gender and Impact on Quality of Life, Journal of Personalized Medicine, Vol:12

Pappa S, Sakkas N, Sakka E, 2022, A year in review: sleep dysfunction and psychological distress in healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sleep Medicine, Vol:91, ISSN:1389-9457, Pages:237-245

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