Prof Eileen Joyce

Prof Eileen JoyceTel: 020 3448 3524
Fax: 020 7676 2051

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery


Professional background

Professor Joyce obtained her first degree, PhD and medical degree from the University of Cambridge. She trained in psychiatry at the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospitals and spent several years as a research worker at the Institute of Psychiatry, where she was a Wellcome Trust Lecturer in Mental Health, and the USA National Institutes of Health. Before moving to UCL/UCLH, she was Professor of Neuropsychiatry at Imperial College London.

Research interests

  • Psychosis
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Functional neurolgical symptoms


Wulff K, Dijk DJ, Middleton B, Foster RG, Joyce EM. Sleep and circadian rhythm disruption in schizophrenia.Br J Psychiatry. 2011 Dec 22. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:22194182[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Wulff K, Joyce E. Circadian rhythms and cognition in schizophrenia.Br J Psychiatry. 2011 Apr;198(4):250-2. PMID:21972273[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Martínez-Fernández R, Zrinzo L, Aviles-Olmos I, Hariz M, Martinez-Torres I, Joyce E, Jahanshahi M, Limousin P, Foltynie T. Deep brain stimulation for Gilles de la Tourette syndrome: a case series targeting subregions of the globus pallidus internus.Mov Disord. 2011 Aug 15;26(10):1922-30. doi: 10.1002/mds.23734. Epub 2011 Apr 29. PMID:21538528[PubMed - in process]

Leeson VC, Harrison I, Ron MA, Barnes TR, Joyce EM. The Effect of Cannabis Use and Cognitive Reserve on Age at Onset and Psychosis Outcomes in First-Episode Schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull. 2011 Mar 9. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:21389110[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Huddy VC, Hodgson TL, Ron MA, Barnes TR, Joyce EM. Abnormal negative feedback processing in first episode schizophrenia: evidence from an oculomotor rule switching task. Psychol Med. 2011 Sep;41(9):1805-14. Epub 2011 Jan 7. PMID:21211097[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Housden CR, O'Sullivan SS, Joyce EM, Lees AJ, Roiser JP. Intact reward learning but elevated delay discounting in Parkinson's disease patients with impulsive-compulsive spectrum behaviors. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2010 Oct;35(11):2155-64. Epub 2010 Jul 14. PMID:20631686[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Gutiérrez-Galve L, Wheeler-Kingshott CA, Altmann DR, Price G, Chu EM, Leeson VC, Lobo A, Barker GJ, Barnes TR, Joyce EM, Ron MA. Changes in the frontotemporal cortex and cognitive correlates in first-episode psychosis. Biol Psychiatry. 2010 Jul 1;68(1):51-60. Epub 2010 May 10. PMID:20452574[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Barnett JH, Robbins TW, Leeson VC, Sahakian BJ, Joyce EM, Blackwell AD. Assessing cognitive function in clinical trials of schizophrenia. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2010 Jul;34(8):1161-77. Epub 2010 Jan 25. PMID:20105440[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Roiser JP, Stephan KE, den Ouden HE, Friston KJ, Joyce EM. Adaptive and aberrant reward prediction signals in the human brain. Neuroimage. 2010 Apr 1;50(2):657-64. Epub 2009 Dec 5. PMID:19969090[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Leeson VC, Sharma P, Harrison M, Ron MA, Barnes TR, Joyce EM. IQ trajectory, cognitive reserve, and clinical outcome following a first episode of psychosis: a 3-year longitudinal study. Schizophr Bull. 2011 Jul;37(4):768-77. Epub 2009 Nov 24. PMID:19934212[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Price G, Cercignani M, Chu EM, Barnes TR, Barker GJ, Joyce EM, Ron MA. Brain pathology in first-episode psychosis: magnetization transfer imaging provides additional information to MRI measurements of volume loss. Neuroimage. 2010 Jan 1;49(1):185-92. Epub 2009 Jul 23. PMID:19632338[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Leeson VC, Robbins TW, Matheson E, Hutton SB, Ron MA, Barnes TR, Joyce EM. Discrimination learning, reversal, and set-shifting in first-episode schizophrenia: stability over six years and specific associations with medication type and disorganization syndrome. Biol Psychiatry. 2009 Sep 15;66(6):586-93. Epub 2009 Jul 3. PMID:19576575[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE

Elliott B, Joyce E, Shorvon S. Delusions, illusions and hallucinations in epilepsy: 2. Complex phenomena and psychosis. Epilepsy Res. 2009 Aug;85(2-3):172-86. Epub 2009 May 12. Review. PMID:19442490[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Elliott B, Joyce E, Shorvon S. Delusions, illusions and hallucinations in epilepsy: 1. Elementary phenomena. Epilepsy Res. 2009 Aug;85(2-3):162-71. Epub 2009 May 6. Review. PMID:19423297[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Leeson VC, Robbins TW, Franklin C, Harrison M, Harrison I, Ron MA, Barnes TR, Joyce EM. Dissociation of long-term verbal memory and fronto-executive impairment in first-episode psychosis. Psychol Med. 2009 Nov;39(11):1799-808. Epub 2009 May 7. PMID:19419594[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Morgan CJ, Huddy V, Lipton M, Curran HV, Joyce EM. Is persistent ketamine use a valid model of the cognitive and oculomotor deficits in schizophrenia? Biol Psychiatry. 2009 Jun 15;65(12):1099-102. Epub 2008 Dec 25. PMID:19111280[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Cavanna AE, Schrag A, Morley D, Orth M, Robertson MM, Joyce E, Critchley HD, Selai C. The Gilles de la Tourette syndrome-quality of life scale (GTS-QOL): development and validation. Neurology. 2008 Oct 28;71(18):1410-6. PMID:18955683[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Huddy VC, Aron AR, Harrison M, Barnes TR, Robbins TW, Joyce EM. Impaired conscious and preserved unconscious inhibitory processing in recent onset schizophrenia. Psychol Med. 2009 Jun;39(6):907-16. Epub 2008 Sep 16. PMID:18796175[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Leeson VC, Barnes TR, Hutton SB, Ron MA, Joyce EM. IQ as a predictor of functional outcome in schizophrenia: a longitudinal, four-year study of first-episode psychosis. Schizophr Res. 2009 Jan;107(1):55-60. Epub 2008 Sep 14. PMID:18793828[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Barnes TR, Leeson VC, Mutsatsa SH, Watt HC, Hutton SB, Joyce EM. Duration of untreated psychosis and social function: 1-year follow-up study of first-episode schizophrenia. Br J Psychiatry. 2008 Sep;193(3):203-9. PMID:18757977[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Leeson VC, Barnes TR, Harrison M, Matheson E, Harrison I, Mutsatsa SH, Ron MA, Joyce EM. The relationship between IQ, memory, executive function, and processing speed in recent-onset psychosis: 1-year stability and clinical outcome. Schizophr Bull. 2010 Mar;36(2):400-9. Epub 2008 Aug 4. PMID:18682375[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Roiser JP, Stephan KE, den Ouden HE, Barnes TR, Friston KJ, Joyce EM. Do patients with schizophrenia exhibit aberrant salience? Psychol Med. 2009 Feb;39(2):199-209. Epub 2008 Jun 30. PMID:18588739[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Passetti F, Clark L, Mehta MA, Joyce E, King M. Neuropsychological predictors of clinical outcome in opiate addiction. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2008 Apr 1;94(1-3):82-91. Epub 2007 Dec 11. PMID:18063322[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Price G, Cercignani M, Parker GJ, Altmann DR, Barnes TR, Barker GJ, Joyce EM, Ron MA. White matter tracts in first-episode psychosis: a DTI tractography study of the uncinate fasciculus. Neuroimage. 2008 Feb 1;39(3):949-55. Epub 2007 Sep 19. PMID:17988894[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Harrison I, Joyce EM, Mutsatsa SH, Hutton SB, Huddy V, Kapasi M, Barnes TR. Psychol Med. Naturalistic follow-up of co-morbid substance use in schizophrenia: the West London first-episode study. 2008 Jan;38(1):79-88. Epub 2007 May 29. PMID:17532864[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

GMC/GDC number: 2745635