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Dr Emilio Fernandez-Egea

Research Interests

My research interests are mostly the biological and clinical aspects of chronic schizophrenia. I’m the Clozapine Clinic Lead and the Good Outcome Schizophrenia Clinic lead for the local MH Trust (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust). We are now involved in several studies looking at subjects suffering with treatment resistant schizophrenia from different angles. These include studies on biomarkers (metabolism, immunity and inflammation), genetics, neuroimaging, clinical epidemiology, interaction between physical and mental health and clinical trials with new interventions (both pharmacological and non-pharmacological).




  • schizophrenia
  • neuroimmunology
  • psychosis

Key Publications

Fernandez-Egea E, Garcia-Rizo C, Zimbron J, Kirkpatrick B (2013), “Diabetes or prediabetes in newly diagnosed patients with nonaffective psychosis? A historical and contemporary view.” Schizophr Bull 39(2):266-7

Fernandez-Egea E, Scoriels L, Theegala S, Giro M, Ozanne SE, Burling K, Jones PB (2013), “Cannabis use is associated with increased CCL11 plasma levels in young healthy volunteers.” Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry

Garcia-Rizo C, Fernandez-Egea E, Miller BJ, Oliveira C, Justicia A, Griffith JK, Heaphy CM, Bernardo M, Kirkpatrick B (2013), “Abnormal glucose tolerance, white blood cell count, and telomere length in newly diagnosed, antidepressant-naïve patients with depression.” Brain Behav Immun 28:49-53

Fernandez-Egea E, Bernardo M, Donner T, Conget I, Parellada E, Justicia A, Esmatjes E, Garcia-Rizo C, Kirkpatrick B (2009), “Metabolic profile of antipsychotic-naive individuals with non-affective psychosis.” Br J Psychiatry 194(5):434-8

Fernandez-Egea E, Bernardo M, Heaphy CM, Griffith JK, Parellada E, Esmatjes E, Conget I, Nguyen L, George V, Stöppler H, Kirkpatrick B (2009), “Telomere length and pulse pressure in newly diagnosed, antipsychotic-naive patients with nonaffective psychosis.” Schizophr Bull 35(2):437-42

Fernandez-Egea E, Bruna A, Garcia-Rizo C, Bernardo M, Kirkpatrick B (2009), “Stem cell signaling in newly diagnosed, antipsychotic-naive subjects with nonaffective psychosis.” Mol Psychiatry 14(11):989-91