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Lucy Colbourne


Wellcome Doctoral Training Fellow

  • Speciality Registrar in Psychiatry

I am a first year DPhil student supervised by Professor Paul Harrison and Professor John Geddes.


I plan to explore the effect of nicardipine, a brain-penetrant calcium channel antagonist, on mood instability and its cognitive and neural correlates. This research, which forms part of the Oxford study of Calcium channel Antagonism, Mood stability and Sleep (OxCAMS), has a number of goals. In addition to studying effects of L-type calcium channel (LTCC) antagonism on mood instability, I will investigate effects on sleep and cognition, and on brain activity measured by functional imaging.


My clinical training is in Psychiatry and I am currently an ST4 Specialty Registrar. I have also gained valuable experience as a National medical director's clinical fellow in 2014/15.