Professor Keith Kendrick has a BA (1976) and PhD (1979) in Psychology from the University of Durham in the UK. He has held research positions in the University of Durham, Institute of Zoology, University of Cambridge and at the Babraham Institute in the UK prior to moving his current post in the School of Life Science and Technology at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China(UESTC) in Chengdu in 2011 as a National 1000 Talent Professor. He has published over 240 peer-reviewed papers, including many in Nature, Science and PNAS as well as in leading Psychiatric journals. The total citation for his publications is now over 14,500, with 40 papers citations over 100 and 5 papers over 300 and the H index is 71. He is entitled as “Elsevier China Highly Cited Scholars” and has received numerous competitive research grants from both UK and China-based funding agencies.

His current main research work is establishing how the human brain interprets social and emotional information and how this becomes impaired in psychiatric disorders. He is also investigating new neurotherapies for psychiatric disorders based on administration of the neuropeptide oxytocin, voluntary control of brain activity and connectivity using neurofeedback and computer and video game technology.

Keith Kendrick教授是国家中组部2011 “千人计划”入选者, “爱思维尔中国高被引学者” ,四川省2012年“百人计划”(后“千人计划”)入选者,四川省2013年“金顶奖”获得者,四川省学术和技术带头人。突破性地发现神经肽催产素的亲社会作用,如母子依恋关系,奠定了催产素社会性研究蓬勃发展的基础,在国际上有广泛的学术影响力。

目前主要研究方向为:通过认知与情感神经科学研究,揭示精神疾病的内在神经机制;研发新的治疗策略,确立相关生物学标记,从而提高自闭症、抑郁症和精神分裂症等精神疾病的早期诊断及实时反馈治疗。在国际一流学术刊物上发表高质量SCI学术论文230多篇,其中8NatureScience论文,3PNAS论文。论文引用次数总计14,600次,40篇单篇论文引用超过100次,最高单篇引用600次,H指数71。网上公开课程30余节,参与出版书籍30余本,拥有专利两项,并有多项研究成果在BBC电视节目和系列纪录片中发布。主持国家自然科学基金重点项目一项、面上项目一项;国家外专局高端外国专家项目两项;学校顶尖成果培育项目一项,杰出人才配套经费两项,科研经费逾千万。

目前,Kendrick教授团队有教授4人,副教授2人,博士后4人,博士生15人,硕士生17人。在催产素脑影像方面的研究论文全国第一,是其研究领域内的奠基式人物。以磁共振和催产素为关键词搜索可见,Kendrick教授团队近5年的SCI发文量位居全球第10位,是全球前25位中唯一的中国科研单位。