Simon Surguladze

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Professor in Social Neuroscience

Director of Laboratory of Social and Affective Neuroscience

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After completing psychiatry training in Tbilisi, Georgia, Simon Surguladze  worked as a  researcher at M.Asatiani Research Institute, studying  clinical and neuropsychological aspects of schizophrenia. He obtained his PhD in 1985 and Doctor of Science degree in 1994. He was awarded research Fellowship from German Research Society (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) and took part in a cross-cultural study of depression at Psychiatry Clinic of Heidelberg University in 1995-96. In 1997, he took up the Wellcome Trust International Fellowship to conduct a neuroimaging study of speech perception in schizophrenia at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. The following years he  worked as a Lecturer and subsequently as a Head of Social & Affective Neuroscience group at King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry. Since 2012, he has been working as a Professor in Social Neuroscience at Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia, and Visiting Senior Lecturer at King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience.


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Neurobiological underpinnings of emotional processes in healthy individuals and in various neuropsychiatric conditions; empathy; emotion regulation; mindfulness.

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After completing psychiatry training in Tbilisi, Georgia, Simon Surguladze  worked as a  researcher at M.Asatiani Research Institute, studying  clinical and neuropsychological aspects of schizophrenia. He obtained his PhD in 1985 and Doctor of Science degree in 1994. He was awarded research Fellowship from German Research Society (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) and took part in a cross-cultural study of depression at Psychiatry Clinic of Heidelberg University in 1995-96. In 1997, he took up the Wellcome Trust International Fellowship to conduct a neuroimaging study of speech perception in schizophrenia at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. The following years he  worked as a Lecturer and subsequently as a Head of Social & Affective Neuroscience group at King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry. Since 2012, he has been working as a Professor in Social Neuroscience at Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia, and Visiting Senior Lecturer at King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience.


Research interests

Neurobiological underpinnings of emotional processes in healthy individuals and in various neuropsychiatric conditions; empathy; emotion regulation; mindfulness.