Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Psychiatric disorders

The Division of Psychiatry covers many psychiatric specialties including general adult psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, developmental psychiatry and psychological medicine.

3D brain scan

Research in the Division of Psychiatry encompasses genetic analysis, neurodevelopmental studies, in vitro modelling, neuroimaging and clinical trials for psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression.

It also incorporates Forensic Psychiatry and the Sackler Centre for Developmental Psychobiology.


Example psychiatric disorders research projects
Research theme PI
Modellling schizophrenia risk using human stem cells Mandy Johnstone
Structural & functional brain imaging in schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders Stephen Lawrie
Systematic review & meta-analysis of interventions tested in animal models of psychiatric disorders Malcolm Macleod
Brain structure, function and connectivity in those at high risk of psychiatric disorders Andrew McIntosh
Magnetic resonance imaging to examine brain function in Fragile X Syndrome Andrew McKechanie
Extrapyramidal side-effects of antipsychotic drugs David Owens
Dementia epidemiology: geographical variation & environmental risk factors across the life course Tom Russ
Clinical research into autism spectrum, intellectual disabilities & related disorders Andrew Stanfield
Forensic psychiatry including legislative & ethical issues Lindsay Thomson
Functional brain imaging in relation to genetic risk factors & symptoms Heather Whalley

The Division of Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry is one of the three Divisions that comprise CCBS, and it has its own website. The Head of Division is Professor Daniel Smith.

Division of Psychiatry