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  • Werther Fever

    7 April 2014

    Eminent figures such as Professor Keith Hawton of Oxford University have been warning the media for years about copycat suicide. We need to remember that one in six of those who read newspapers and watch TV has a mental health problem and that 6,000 people take their lives every year – that's 16 families bereaved every day.

  • Major new grant for Immersive Virtual Reality Cognitive Treatment

    15 March 2017

    Professor Daniel Freeman has secured an MRC grant for his work on persecutory delusions.

  • Undergraduate Research Internships 2014

    14 March 2014

    The Cognitive Health in Ageing research group at the University of Oxford’s Department of Psychiatry is offering up to two Undergraduate Research Internships to be undertaken over an 8-week period this summer. This an ideal opportunity for undergraduate students interested in research to gain hands-on experience and develop their potential. Successful applicants will be reimbursed £180 a week for the duration of the internship. Applicants must be currently studying for their undergraduate degree in psychology, and be able to work for an eight week period during the summer (between June and October, 2014) in Oxford.

  • Listen to Daniel Freeman on BBC Radio 4!

    22 May 2013

    Jenni Murray interviews Professor Daniel Freeman about his new book: "The Stressed Sex"

  • Prize for best scientific publication awarded to Prof. Alan Stein

    10 December 2013

    At the recent conference of the International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and Their Health (INDEPTH) my co-authors and I were awarded the prize for the best scientific publication over the past two years for our paper “Young children’s risk of dying before and after their mother’s death, a rural Southern African population - based surveillance study” (published in PLOS Medicine). This was a collaboration with the University of Witwatrsrand ( South Africa) and the University of Washington (USA).

  • The Gosling Fellowship

    27 February 2015

    Due to a generous gift from the Gosling Estate, the Royal College of Psychiatrists would like to award the sum of £5000 each to two Psychiatry trainees specifically for the purpose of enabling them to complete a research project in the area of Neuropsychiatry as part of their psychiatry training programme. The award can be used for anything that is directly needed for the research project, as justified in the application.

  • Depression linked to violent crime, study finds

    27 February 2015

    Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow Prof Seena Fazel said: "We wanted to determine whether there was an increased risk of violence in individuals with clinical depression, and without other factors which are known to contribute to this risk. "One important finding was that the vast majority of depressed persons were not convicted of violent crimes, and that the rates reported are below those for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and considerably lower than for alcohol or drug abuse. "There is considerable concern about self-harm and suicide in depression," he added. "We demonstrate that the rates of violent crime are at least as high, but they don't receive the same level of attention in clinical guidelines or mainstream clinical practice."

  • John Radcliffe Hospital’s Psychological Medicine Team awarded gold in the Trust's 'Team of the Year' category

    10 December 2014

    Trust lead for psychological medicine Michael Sharpe, who nominated the team, said it deserved recognition after transforming the care of patients over the past year.

  • Dementias Platform UK launches unparalleled resource for research

    20 October 2015

    The Data Portal is a secure research environment, using the latest privacy preserving methods to provide researchers with high quality information and tools to facilitate collaborative research.

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a substantial cause of disability (Seena Fazel)

    16 June 2013

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a substantial cause of disability with high societal costs worldwide. In the US, where surveillance started in 1989, 3.2 million persons or 1% of the population have sustained a TBI in their lifetime. Similarly large numbers have been reported in European countries. The public health burden may increase in the next few decades, as road traffic accidents, a leading cause of TBI and currently the ninth largest contributor to disability-adjusted living years globally, are estimated to become the third largest contributor by 2030 with a particularly large rise in middle income countries. One high risk group are prisoners, where high rates of TBI have been reported, including in juvenile prisons, and where little is known about this TBI contributes to adverse outcomes following release.

  • The influence of stress and genotype on the response to a dopaminergic drug (Paul Harrison & Liz Tunbridge)

    16 June 2013

    Tolcapone is an inhibitor of the dopamine-metabolizing enzyme catechol-o-methyltransferase (COMT), used in the adjunctive treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Our recent study (Farrell SM et al, Biological Psychiatry 2012; 71: 538-544), and others, show that it also has effects in healthy subjects on cognition and risk taking.

  • Parents and Carers of Young People who Self-harm:Summary of Research Findings for Clinicians

    14 January 2016

    A guide for clinicians describing the key results of a qualitative study designed to explore explore the experiences and perceptions of parents/carers of young people who self-harm, and aims to assist clinicians in helping families navigate through this experience.

  • Research Seminar

    14 October 2013

    Seminars this term will take place on the 4th May and the 1st June 2016

  • 20th Annual Meeting Cognitive Neuroscience Society

    18 June 2013

    Took place in San Francisco in April 2013

  • Neuroscience Seminar

    10 May 2016

    Dr. Josh Balsters will present a seminar on Tuesday 24th May from 1pm to 2pm in C113 Weiskrantz Room, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford.

  • Coping with Self-harm: A Guide for Parents and Carers

    14 January 2016

    A free, downloadable guide for parents and carers who have discovered a young person's self-harm

  • Dr Steven Chance

    19 June 2013

    Our studies of disease examine the neuroanatomy of Autism, Alzheimer's and Schizophrenia using post-mortem human brain material. We are interested in the relationship between brain structure and function - particularly language and social cognition.