Katya Rubia is Prof. of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Department of Child &Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, where she heads the section on Developmental Neuroimaging.
Prof. Rubia’s work focuses on functional and structural neuroimaging of normal brain development as well as of child psychiatric disorders, most prominently of ADHD, but also related disorders such as autism, conduct disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and child abuse. Another key research topic is pharmacological imaging where Prof. Rubia uses neurotransmitter and pharmacological manipulations in healthy subjects and in patients with ADHD and related disorders to elucidate the underlying neurotransmitter abnormalities or the effects of stimulant and non-stimulant drugs on the brain.
Prof. Rubia has published more than 160 papers, with an h factor of 50, the majority in high impact Journals. In 2013, she was awarded the Kramer-Pollnow Prize, a European prize for her contribution to biological research in child and adolescent psychiatry.