Division of Psychiatry
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Research themes

What we focus on, and the approaches we take.

Brain Imaging in Psychiatry

Our brain imaging research aims to link neuroimaging data with underlying biology to better understand psychiatric illness.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

We study the development, prediction and prevention of mental illness in children and adolescents

Developmental Psychology & Psychiatry

Work in this theme aims to understand neurodevelopmental diversity, and develop new tools to support young people.

Forensic Psychiatry

Forensic psychiatry research concerns mentally disordered offenders and patients with major behavioural and mental health problems.

Functional Neurological Disorders

Clinical study of disorders of nervous system function that are not caused by brain disease.

Global Mental Health

We support the development of mental health research, training and clinical capacity across the globe, at present primarily in Malawi.

Mental Health Data Science

This data science and health informatics research uses cohorts to better understand mental illnesses.

Old Age Psychiatry

Broad, inter-disciplinary research into dementia and other conditions associated with ageing

Perinatal Psychiatry

We aim to improve the mental health of women during pregnancy and after delivery by improving understanding of why perinatal mental health disorders happen and by developing interventions

Psychiatric Genomics

We use genomic approaches to understand the mechanisms and causes of psychiatric disorders.

Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience

The goal of this research theme is to understand the links between disruption of circadian rhythm and mental illness.