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Three new Associate Professors appointed


Rob McCutcheon, Vanessa Raymont and Andrea Reinecke have all been conferred the title Associate Professor by the Medical Sciences Division.

AI to help personalise treatment for depression as part of major trial

Depression Mental Health Randomised controlled trial

People with depression are being invited to be part of a clinical trial testing a new evidence-based AI treatment tool to personalise antidepressant treatment.

International consensus statement on ethics and psychedelics

An international consensus statement developed at the University of Oxford outlines the ethical hazards and opportunities relating to psychedelics at a time when research, clinical applications, and policy initiatives are quickly scaling up.

'Editorial independence promotes good science and prevents bad science'

Professor Kam Bhui argues that, given the contested nature of much mental health and brain research, the highest standards of research integrity and publication ethics must be maintained.

Brief online training can help teachers respond to pupils’ mental health

Brief, interactive online mental health training can help teachers better respond to their pupils’ mental health difficulties, according to a new study.

In Memoriam: Dr Valeria Frighi

A tribute following the death of our dear colleague and friend Valeria Frighi, Senior Clinical Researcher in the Department of Psychiatry.

Professor Mina Fazel appointed Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Child and adolescent Global child development

She will lead the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry research group, aiming to better understand how to prevent mental health difficulties in children and young people and how best to support them and their families

Alcohol and drug overdose a leading cause of death in people recently released from prison

Mental Health

In the first few weeks after release, alcohol and other drug overdoses were the leading causes of death in all countries analysed except for Brazil.

Trial including Oxford will test if drug can reduce depression following brain injury

Depression Public involvement

Up to 50 per cent of people who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) go on to develop some form of depression in the 10 years following the injury.

Blood tests for diagnosing dementia a step closer


The University of Oxford is part of country-wide trials to identify accurate and quick blood tests that can diagnose dementia.

People in prison have higher rates of mental illness, infectious diseases and poor physical health – new study

People in prison are in poor physical and mental health, with mental disorders twice as prevalent as in the general population, according to a study led by the University of Oxford.

Reflections on conducting inclusive participatory research in NHS settings

Public involvement

Dr Roisin Mooney, Project Manager and Postdoctoral Researchers in the CHiMES Collaborative and Co-Principal Investigator of the Co-Pact study, outlines her thoughts on important considerations for inclusive research, based on her experience.

"It was great to hear the positive response from the audience"

Child and adolescent Events

DPhil student Briana Applewhite recounts her experience attending and speaking at the 13th Oxford Neuroscience Symposium.

Race-related research in the Department of Psychiatry

Race-related research is happening across different themes, groups and methodologies in the Department of Psychiatry.

The importance of talking to children about serious illness

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Child and adolescent

Professor Louise Dalton and Professor Elizabeth Rapa lead a programme of work focussed on the importance of communicating with children about a loved one’s serious illness such as cancer.

New mental health toolkit available for Oxford students on University Mental Health Day

Anxiety Child and adolescent Depression Mental Health

A free digital mental health toolkit is now available to University of Oxford students as part of a research trial led by the university’s Department of Psychiatry.

Professor Rachel Upthegrove appointed Director Designate of the Oxford Health BRC

Mental Health

Professor Upthegrove will officially start in August 2024, succeeding Professor John Geddes, who has led the Oxford Health BRC since 2017 and will step down by the end 2024.

New online tool for child anxiety could expand access to child mental health services

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Child and adolescent Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)

New research from the University of Oxford has revealed that an online programme that empowers parents to apply Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) principles in their child’s day to day lives is just as effective as traditional talking therapies for child anxiety problems.

How gaming could have a positive influence on young people's mental health

Professor Minhua Eunice Ma talks about how the development of games technology could help young people who have had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

New data shows prevalence of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

Mood Disorders

Around 1.6% of women and girls have symptomatic Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), according to a new review of global studies.

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