Sam Chamberlain, MB/BChir, Ph.D., MRCPsych

Board Member

Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Southampton

Sam Chamberlain is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Southampton in Southampton, England, and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. Prof Chamberlain’s research focuses on the neurobiology and treatment of impulsive, compulsive, and behaviourally-addictive disorders. In particular, the research involves three main aims: (1) developing and validating clinical tools; (2) measuring cognitive problems and brain circuits that contribute (including vulnerability markers); and (3) improving existing treatments and developing new ones. 

He leads a Specialist NHS clinical service for Impulsive and Compulsive Disorders, and has published widely about trichotillomania and skin-picking disorder. Prof Chamberlain is co-founder of the National UK Research Network on Behavioural Addictions (NUK-BA).