Professor Andre Strydom

Professor in Intellectual Disabilities
@ King’s College London

Professor Andre Strydom
  • Bio

Dr André Strydom (MRCPsych, MSc, PhD) is a Professor in Intellectual Disabilities at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, where his research is focused on mental disorders in adults with neurodevelopmental conditions, including Down syndrome and other genetic disorders.

Professor Strydom is particularly interested in ageing-related conditions such as dementia in adults with Intellectual Disability and Down syndrome. He was the chief investigator of the LonDownS consortium, a collaboration on various aspects of Alzheimer’s disease in Down syndrome. One of the important aims of ongoing work is to deliver the knowledge, tools and expertise that is necessary to enable clinical trials of treatment to prevent or delay the onset of dementia in individuals with Down syndrome.

He leads a partnership funded by NHSE’s National Learning disability and Autism programme to analyse data from LeDeR reviews of hospital deaths, and to identify quality improvements and better treatments to reduce health inequalities and premature mortality. He also directs KCL’s Neurodevelopmental disorders clinical trials centre which hosts RCTs of medication treatments to reduce morbidity associated with intellectual disabilities and autism.

Professor Strydom works as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Intellectual Disabilities at the South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.



  • My Previous Events

  • Learning Disabilities and/or Autism: Choice, Inclusion, Control and Independence

    • 21-04-2022
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre