Division of Psychiatry

We are an interdisciplinary centre for research and teaching concerned with mental health and illness. Our aim is to  address clinical problems in order to achieve benefits for patients and public health, using insights from basic science. We deliver innovative teaching, relevant to clinical practice, that is informed by our research.



The Division of Psychiatry offers a range of Postgraduate Taught Courses, Research Degrees and Undergraduate Courses. Visit our 'Study' page for more information. For example, find out more about about our New MSc in Dementia here.



The Division of Psychiatry is made up of four Research Departments: Mental Health of Older People Department, Mental Health Neuroscience Department, Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department and Epidemiology and Applied Clinical Research Department. Visit our ‘Research’ page to find out more.



Intracerebral haemorrhage in Down syndrome: protected or predisposed?

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Lewis Buss, now in the final stages of his medical training joined Dr André Strydom and the LonDownS Consortium to investigate the prevalence of intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) in people with Down syndrome. ICH in Down syndrome is an interesting phenomenon: Down syndrome is nearly always caused by a triplication (rather than the usual 2 copies) […]

Week 2 – Community Navigator Study Working Group

Monday, 06 June 2016

Getting Inspired We kicked off our second working group meeting by reflecting on the model that we began building in our first session. It was a useful reminder of how much was achieved in just a single meeting, and provided a framework on which to build. Model from Week 1   We then heard from […]

Seminars and Talks


13 July, 2016 - New developments in understanding and treatment of eating disorders

Location: room 508, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE
Event contact: Berni Courtney (b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk)

20 July, 2016 - Joint Mental Elf/Lancet Psychiatry/UCL Psychiatry Public Event

On Weds July 20th from 6pm we are co-hosting an inaugural joint public event with the Mental Elf and Lancet Psychiatry. It is entitled Preventable Harm and is a public discussion in a Question Time style format on whether risk assessment in mental health can be rooted in evidence. www.nationalelfservice.net/mental-health/self-harm/preventableharm-discussion-20716-can-risk-assessment-in-mental-health-be-evidence-based/
Here is the Eventbrite for booking tickets (free): www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/preventable-harm-tickets-26411134414