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  • Mindfulness meditation adapted for South Asian city life

    10 June 2013

    Professor Mark Williams, director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre at Oxford University, is among the growing number of academics and scientists who have dedicated their careers to unlocking the potential of mindfulness meditation, a Western, non-sectarian form of meditation based on Buddhist practices.

  • BMA Margaret Temple Award 2013 for Dr Anthony James and colleagues

    21 May 2013

    Research to look at olfactory stem cells and induced pluripotential stem cells from skin fibroblasts of patients with adolescent-onset schizophrenia and matched healthy controls

  • Our necessary shadow - the nature and meaning of psychiatry

    21 May 2013

    Psychiatry has been under attack throughout its history, and the last generation, despite the enormous improvement in the effectiveness and safety of its treatments, has been no different. This book sets out to describe psychiatry, warts and all, for the general public so that they can make up their own minds when they read the various critiques that crowd our bookshops and newspapers.

  • Profile: Seena Fazel

    7 October 2015

    Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Oxford is in the spotlight for October’s 'The Lancet Psychiatry'

  • Waking up to the link between a faulty body clock and mental illness

    23 July 2013

    Professor Russell Foster, professor of circadian neuroscience at the University of Oxford, writes about our biological clocks and possible links to mental illness that are emerging: ‘Our lives are ruled by time and we use time to tell us what to do. But the digital alarm clock that wakes us in the morning and the wrist-watch that tells us we are late for a meeting are not the clocks I mean. Our biology dances to a profoundly more ancient beat that probably started to tick early in the evolution of all life.’ (The Guardian, 22/07/2013)

  • The other side of the magic mushroom debate

    18 May 2016

    Professor Phil Cowen, from the University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry, writes a response to the claims that magic mushrooms could offer a magic bullet for treatment-resistant depression.

  • Professor Michael Sharpe is made NIHR Senior Investigator

    18 April 2016

    The Department of Psychiatry’s Professor of Psychological Medicine, Michael Sharpe, has been acknowledged in this year’s appointments to the role of NIHR Senior Investigator.

  • .. and welcome to Simon Lovestone!

    10 January 2014

    From The Old Age Psychiatrist

  • Chief Medical Officer: Dementia study ‘will help many’

    22 March 2013

    Oxford Mail, 22/03/2013, p.2

  • Community treatment orders do not reduce hospital admissions

    15 April 2013

    Tom Burns, chair of social psychiatry at Oxford University, calls for a moratorium on the use of community treatment orders, pending further analysis.

  • Better Sleep Trial (BeST)

    1 November 2012

    Funded by the National Institute for Health Research.

  • Immersive Virtual Reality Cognitive Treatment (VRCT) for persecutory delusions

    1 November 2012

    Funded by the Medical Research Council.

  • Key Collaborators

    1 November 2012

  • Autism Family Support Oxfordshire

    19 May 2016

    Autism Family Support Oxfordshire use understanding, expertise, and a lot of fun and care to support the development and wellbeing of children and young adults on the autism spectrum, and their families.

  • IMFAR 2013

    13 May 2013

    International Meeting For Autism Research (IMFAR) annual conference in San Sebastian in Spain, 3 May 2013.

  • SOBP in NYC

    6 June 2018

    Biological Psychiatry in New York City 2018 was a fantastic conference. Oxford Psychiatry researchers were out in force, with a great session on mood instability chaired by Paul Harrison, and a computational psychiatry workshop organised by Mike Browning. Susannah Murphy was presenting recent data from our lab on the 5-HT4 agonist prucalopride.

  • Prucalopride study

    18 July 2018

    Healthy volunteers needed for emotional processing study

  • RESTAND Study

    18 July 2018

    We are looking for people who are experiencing persistent low mood and not taking antidepressants, to take part in a study investigating how a new medication affects emotional decision making.

  • Lamotrigine drug study

    18 July 2018

    Healthy volunteers aged 18-40 needed!

  • Mental Exercise Study

    18 July 2018

    We are looking for volunteers for a mental exercise study