• ... and a message from the other president !

    25 July 2014

    "It was my pleasure to welcome forty young psychiatrists to the ECNP Oxford school again last week. It was a very stimulating occasion with high levels of interaction and almost constant sunshine. It always forces me to revamp my own thinking about the topics that others cover (which I attended) and my own talks about the use of drugs in psychiatry. It provides me with a kind of mental landmark for where I think we are in various areas." Prof Guy Goodwin

  • BAP taken over (in the nicest possible way) by Oxford Department !

    25 July 2014

    At this year's Annual Meeting of the BAP in Cambridge (20-23 July 2014) Professor Paul Harrison was appointed President (2014-2016) and Dr Elizabeth Tunbridge (Royal Society Research Fellow and University Research Lecturer) Treasurer of BAP (2014-2019). Congratulations !!

  • 2014 BAP Lifetime Achievement Award for Professor Philip Cowen

    25 July 2014

    Professor Philip (Phil) Cowen, BSc, MB, BS, MD, FRCPsych, is an MRC Clinical Scientist and member of the MRC’s External Scientific Staff, Professor of Psychopharmacology at the University of Oxford, and honorary consultant psychiatrist at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. He is recognised internationally for his outstanding research into mood disorders and their treatment, and has also made major contributions to psychopharmacology via teaching, clinical practice, and research governance.

  • Special edition on children in the journal 'AIDS' commissioned by United States President’s Emergency Plan

    25 July 2014

    The journal AIDS has produced a special edition on children and it is being launched at the International AIDS conference currently being held in Australia. This edition contains two papers authored by Alan Stein. One of the papers, for which Alan was principal author and Elizabeth Rapa a co-author, was a review paper commissioned by United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)/United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Originally PEPFAR commissioned nine papers from world experts from different fields of child development and health to synthesise insights from their knowledge relevant to children affected by HIV and AIDS. These 9 papers were then drawn together in this single summary paper.

  • Oxford researchers say they know why people get paranoid on pot

    17 July 2014

    Scientists claim to have discovered why exactly people get paranoid when they smoke pot. Professor Daniel Freeman of the University of Oxford in England led a team in the largest and most in-depth study on the effects of THC, the main ingredient in marijuana.

  • Prof Michael Sharpe shortlisted for two RCPsych 2014 Awards

    15 July 2014

    Michael Sharpe, our Professor of Psychological Medicine, has been shortlisted for two RCPsych awards.

  • Simple blood test gives early warning of Alzheimer's

    8 July 2014

    BBC News online, 08/07/14, James Gallagher: Scientists have made a ‘major step forward’ in developing a blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Research in more than 1,000 people has identified a set of proteins in the blood which can predict the start of the dementia with 87% accuracy. The findings, published in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia, will be used to improve trials for new dementia drugs.

  • Kia Nobre appointed Statutory Chair in Translational Cognitive Neuroscience

    4 July 2014

    Professor Nobre is appointed the first Statutory Chair in Translational Cognitive Neuroscience at Oxford

  • Dr Rebecca McKnight shortlisted in the RCPsych Awards 2014 !

    4 July 2014

    Becky has entered the final round - shortlist of 4 - in the category Core Psychiatric Trainee of the Year