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Ethics at Westminster: A Workshop on Public Values and the Pandemic

COVID-19 Events

At an event organised by the UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator at the House of Commons on 18 May 2022, parliamentarians, policy makers and academics joined together to discuss how to bring ethical thinking and debate into public policy on pandemic recovery and preparedness, and how to involve the public.

Career Recognition

Awards

Dr Sana Suri has been conferred the title of Associate Professor, in recognition of her exceptional contribution to research.

Kia Nobre Awarded Prestigious C.L. de Carvalho- Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science 2022

Awards

The award honours Professor Nobre's innovative approach to imaging and understanding the human brain as well as the impact of this work on numerous subfields of cognitive neuroscience, including attention, working memory, long-term memory, and language.

New Study Shows Simvastatin Can Change the Way People Experience Certain Emotions

Anxiety Depression Mental Health

This new study examines the effects of simvastatin on emotional processing, reward learning, verbal memory, and inflammation.

Oxford has Largest Volume of World-Leading Research - REF 2021

Awards

Results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 for UK universities indicate that Oxford has the largest volume of world-leading research*.

Cathy Creswell Elected Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences

Awards

Cathy Creswell, Professor of Developmental Clinical Psychology, Departments of Psychiatry and Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Oxford researchers part of major UK initiative to understand chronic pain

Mental Health

Oxford pain researchers are playing a major role in a new multi-million pound research programme launched by a consortium of funders, including UKRI, Versus Arthritis, Eli Lilly and the Medical Research Foundation.

Professor Irene Tracey CBE FMedSci Nominated as Next Oxford Vice-Chancellor

A renowned neuroscientist, Professor Tracey has led Merton College since 2019 and is also currently Professor of Anaesthetic Neuroscience in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, a department she led for several years whilst holding a Statutory Chair. She is also President-elect of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS).

Anxiety Disorders Among Children, Assessment and Working with Families

Anxiety Child and adolescent Early intervention Mental Health

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders among children, yet there is limited guidance on the process of assessing child anxiety disorders and sharing diagnostic outcomes with families.

Investigating the Psychiatric Sequelae of COVID-19

After 25 years as a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, Paul Harrison speaks to The Lancet Psychiatry about his inspirations from the early days to present-day.

Landmark New Clinical Trial Shows Benefits of Automated Virtual Reality (VR) Treatment for Severe Psychological Problems

Mental Health Psychological therapy Virtual reality

The gameChange automated VR program is designed to treat agoraphobia in patients with psychosis. In the largest ever clinical trial of virtual reality for mental health, gameChange especially helped people whose anxiety had previously left them virtually housebound.

UK-Japanese Collaboration Researches Mental Health Challenges Faced by Young People and their Families

Awards COVID-19 Child and adolescent Early intervention Global child development Mental Health

Dr Simona Skripkauskaite, Departments of Psychiatry and Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, is the UK lead for one of the ten collaborative research projects jointly awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), to address the challenges presented by the global pandemic.

Department of Psychiatry Recognition Awards

Awards Mental Health

Today we announce the prize winners of the first Department of Psychiatry Recognition Awards. One award is designed to offer early career researchers (ECRs) the opportunity to showcase their work, motivations and aspirations for research into mental health. Alongside this we launch the 'Good Citizen' award, where all department members have been able to make nominations.

New Public Engagement Ambassadors

Public involvement

Two of the 11 new Public Engagement Ambassadors selected in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging training programme are from the Department of Psychiatry.

Hearing Aid Use Linked to Slower Decline in Thinking Skills

Dementia Mental Health Old-age psychiatry

A new study, co-funded by Dementias Platform UK (DPUK), has found that hearing loss increased the risk of a precursor to dementia called mild cognitive impairment, but this increased risk is not present in people who wear hearing aids.

NIHR Awards Oxford Health Clinical Research Facility £4 million Over Next Five Years

Awards COVID-19 Early intervention Mental Health

The Oxford Health Clinical Research Facility (OH CRF) is one of 28 facilities across England to benefit from nearly £161 million that has been awarded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to expand early phase clinical research delivery in NHS hospitals.

Happier During Lockdown?

COVID-19 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Mental Health

A new study analyses responses of self-reported wellbeing from 17,000 UK school students (aged 8-18 years) during the COVID-19 lockdown. One third (33%) of students reported improved mental wellbeing during the first UK lockdown, similarly a third (32.9%) reported that mental wellbeing had remained the same, and another third (33.9%) of students reported their mental wellbeing had deteriorated.

Oxford Neuroscience Experience

Events Mental Health

This is a five-day programme of activities for Year 12 students based in Oxfordshire who are interested in brain research and are planning to go to university.

Taking Multispecies Probiotic Supplements May Improve Mood

Early intervention Mental Health

A new study has tested if a daily, 4-week intake of a multispecies probiotic improved emotional processing in people with untreated moderate depression.

Children and Young People's Wellbeing

COVID-19 Child and adolescent Mental Health

Leading child and adolescent experts, Professor Cathy Creswell and Associate Professor Polly Waite, have contributed important information from the Co-SPACE study findings to the recent - State of the nation 2021: children and young people's wellbeing - report.

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