Dr Carl Krynicki BSc (Hons), MSc, AKC, PhD, ClinPsyD, CPsychol

Dr Carl Krynicki

School of Psychology
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology and Clinical Psychologist

Carl is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology and Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. Carl currently teaches on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate at the University of Birmingham, where he is lead for the Clinical Neuropsychology module, lead for second year Clinical Psychology Trainees as well as supporting in program selection. Carl also supervises a number of research projects. 

Carl sits on the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology West Midlands Branch committee.


  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • MSc Clinical Neuroscience
  • PhD
  • ClinPsyD


Carl completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology followed by a master’s degree in Clinical Neuroscience. Following this, Carl began working in the Schizophrenia Research Group at the University of Birmingham with Professor Upthegrove attached to a number of research studies. Whilst working as a Research Associate at the University of Birmingham, Carl embarked upon a PhD looking at the relationship between depression and negative symptoms in schizophrenia. Following his PhD, Carl began training in Clinical Psychology. Upon completion of his clinical training, Carl took up employment as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Birmingham and Clinical Psychologist in the NHS.


Module lead for Clinical Neuropsychology

Year 2 ClinPsyD lead

Year 3 EBL lead

Postgraduate supervision

Carl supervises a number of Clinical Psychology Trainees in various research themes.

Other activities

NHS Clinical Psychologist

Committee member for the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology, West Midlands Branch

Member of the BPS Division of Neurpsychology

Member of the British Neuropsychological Society

Member of the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society


Recent publications


Herniman, SE, Wood, SJ, Khandaker, G, Dazzan, P, Pariante, CM, Barnes, NM, Krynicki, CR, Nikkheslat, N, Vincent, RC, Roberts, A, Giordano, A, Watson, A, Suckling, J, Barnes, TRE, Husain, N, Jones, PB, Joyce, E, Lawrie, SM, Lewis, S, Deakin, B & Upthegrove, R 2023, 'Network analysis of inflammation and symptoms in recent onset schizophrenia and the influence of minocycline during a clinical trial', Translational Psychiatry, vol. 13, no. 1, 297. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41398-023-02570-8

Krynicki, CR, Hacker, D & Jones, CA 2022, 'An evaluation of the convergent validity of a face‐to‐face and virtual neuropsychological assessment counter balanced', Journal of Neuropsychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/jnp.12300

Watson, AJ, Giordano, A, Suckling, J, Barnes, TRE, Husain, N, Jones, PB, Krynicki, CR, Lawrie, SM, Lewis, S, Nikkheslat, N, Pariante, CM, Upthegrove, R, Deakin, B, Dazzan, P & Joyce, EM 2022, 'Cognitive function in early-phase schizophrenia-spectrum disorder: IQ subtypes, brain volume and immune markers', Psychological Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291721004815

Krynicki, C, Barnes, N, Vincent, R, Roberts, A, Upthegrove, R & BeneMin Study team 2021, 'Deconstructing depression and negative symptoms of schizophrenia; differential and longitudinal immune correlates, and response to minocycline treatment', Brain, Behaviour, and Immunity, vol. 91, pp. 498-504. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2020.10.026

Krynicki, C 2018, '30.1 IMMUNE PATHOGENESIS OF PSYCHOSIS: THE CHALLENGE OF CO-MORBIDITY', Schizophrenia bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sby014.122

Krynicki, C 2018, 'T46. TARGETING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM TO TREAT DEPRESSION AND NEGATIVE SYMPTOMS IN SCHIZOPHRENIA', Schizophrenia bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sby016.322

BeneMin Study team 2018, 'The benefit of minocycline on negative symptoms of schizophrenia in patients with recent-onset psychosis (BeneMin): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial', The Lancet Psychiatry, vol. 5, no. 11, pp. 885-894. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(18)30345-6

Krynicki, CR, Upthegrove, R, Deakin, JFW & Barnes, TRE 2018, 'The relationship between negative symptoms and depression in schizophrenia: A systematic review', Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol. 137, no. 5, pp. 380-390. https://doi.org/10.1111/acps.12873

Al-Sharifi, A, Krynicki, CR & Upthegrove, R 2015, 'Self-harm and ethnicity: A systematic review', International Journal of Social Psychiatry, vol. 61, no. 6, pp. 600-12. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020764015573085

Patel, M, Chawla, R, Krynicki, CR, Rankin, P & Upthegrove, R 2014, 'Health beliefs and carer burden in first episode psychosis', BMC Psychiatry, vol. 14, 171. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-244X-14-171

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