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Cameras, bicycles, and lawn-mowers. To the untrained eye they might not have much in common, but for John Geddes, who happens to collect all three, each can embody the best principles of good design....

Lancet profile of john geddes

I just have this real delight in things that are built to last and properly designed”, he enthuses, and it's a passion that spans his personal and professional life. As the Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, and Director of the Oxford Cognitive Health and Neuroscience Clinical Trial Unit, Geddes has long been a strident critic of poorly designed clinical trials for the evaluation of mood disorders, as well as helping to design some of the most seminal randomised controlled trials (BALANCE, CEQUEL) of treatments for bipolar disorder