Division of Psychiatry
- Formerly known as UCL Mental Health Science Unit -
The Mental Health Sciences Unit became the Division of Psychiatry on 1st January 2014.
We specialise in psychiatric epidemiology, molecular genetics, health services research and randomised trials of complex treatments in primary and secondary health care. The Head of the Division is Professor Michael King.
Together with other UCL Institutes/Divisions (listed below), it constitutes as part of the UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences:
- UCL Institute of Neurology
- UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
- UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
- UCL Ear Institute
The Division has multi-disciplinary research and teaching staff located across two campuses: Bloomsbury and Whittington.
The Division is part of a Consortium of Mental Health Sciences with academic psychiatrists based at the Institute of Neurology and the Institute of Child Health. The psychiatrists based in the postgraduate institutes have particular interests in biological and developmental psychiatry, and in neuro-cognition and neuro-imaging.
The Division hosts the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Unit which leads the Palliative Care Research Consortium within UCL and the Unit is a key part of PRIMENT Clinical Trials Unit.
The Division forms a part of the North London Hub of the Mental Health Research Network. It is the coordinating centre for the North London hub of DeNDRoN (Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network). It has multiple academic links with a range of university departments in the UK, on the Continent, India, Sub-Saharan Africa and in South America. There are particularly strong links with the Department of Primary Care and Population Health, UCL.
Page last modified on 03 feb 14 14:41