Dr Benjamin Perry

University position

NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow


Department of Psychiatry



Home page


Research Theme

Clinical and Veterinary Neuroscience


I am an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, and honorary SpR Psychiatry at Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation NHS Trust. My research interest is in the increasingly blurred boundary between mental and physical health.

My PhD is focused on both trying to better understand and intervene in the seemingly inherent cardiometabolic risk attached to psychotic disorder.

Research Focus


metabolic dysfunction



risk prediction


Clinical conditions

Depressive disorders


Metabolic Dysfunction




No equipment indicated



Peter Jones

Golam Khandaker

United Kingdom

Swaran Singh Web: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci...

Rachel Upthegrove Web: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/p...

Associated News Items

    Key publications

    Perry B.I., Upthegrove, R., Thompson, A., Marwaha, S., Zammit, S., Khandaker, G. (2018), “Relationships between dysglycaemia, immune activation and psychotic experiences: findings from the U.K. ALSPAC birth cohort” Schizophrenia Bulletin

    BI Perry, D Salimkumar, D Green, A Meakin, A Gibson, D Mahajan et al. (2017), “Associated illness severity in schizophrenia and diabetes mellitus: a systematic review” Psychiatry Research

    BI Perry, G McIntosh, S Weich, S Singh, K Rees (2016), “The association between first-episode psychosis and abnormal glycaemic control: systematic review and meta-analysis” Lancet Psychiatry



    A Kular, BI Perry, L Brown, R Gajwani, R Jasini, Z Islam, M Birchwood, ...SS Singh (2018), “Stigma and access to care in first‐episode psychosis” Early intervention in psychiatry

    BI Perry, A Kular, L Brown, R Gajwani, R Jasani, Z Islam, M Birchwood, SS Singh (2018), “The association between treatment beliefs and engagement in care in first episode psychosis.” Schizophrenia Research

    in press

    BI Perry, N Ayadurai, E Hess, D Harmer, R Broom, D White (in press), “ Use of a proforma to aid in reducing coercion into informal admission for acute adult psychiatric inpatients in the UK” Legal Medicine


    BI Perry, SE Cooray, J Mendis, K Purandare, A Wijeratne, et al. (2018), “Problem behaviours and psychotropic medication use in intellectual disability: a multinational cross‐sectional survey” Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

    BI Perry, SS Singh (2018), “Letter to the Editor: Lipid profile disturbances in antipsychotic-naive patients with first-episode non-affective psychosis.” Schizophrenia Research

    T Rowland, BI Perry, R Upthegrove, N Barnes, J Chatterjee, D Gallacher, S Marwaha (2018), “Neurotrophins, cytokines, oxidative stress mediators and mood state in bipolar disorder: systematic review and meta-analyses” British Journal of Psychiatry


    AN de Cates, K Rees, F Jollant, BI Perry, K Bennett, K Joyce, E Leyden, et al. (2017), “Are neurocognitive factors associated with repetition of self-harm? A systematic review” Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews

    BI Perry, K Meehan, AK Jainer (2017), “Assessing the second-hand effects of a new no-smoking policy in an acute mental health trust” British Journal of Psychiatry Bulletin

    BI Perry, N Champaneri, F Griffiths, M Paul, Z Islam, J Rugkåsa, T Burns et al. (2017), “Exploring professionals' understanding, interpretation and implementation of the ‘appropriate medical treatment test’in the 2007 amendment of the Mental Health Act 1983” British Journal of Psychiatry Open

    BI Perry, SS Singh (2017), “On psychiatry unlocked.” Lancet Psychiatry

    BI Perry, SS Singh (2017), “First-episode psychosis and abnormal glycaemic control–Authors' reply” Lancet Psychiatry


    BI Perry, K Goldring, S Menon (2016), “Prolactin monitoring in the acute psychiatry setting” Psychiatry Research

    BI Perry, SS Singh (2016), “A virtual reality: Technology's impact on youth mental health” Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry


    BI Perry (2015), “ A Psychiatric Presentation of Adrenal Insufficiency: A Case Report” J Clin Psych