Division of Psychiatry
The UCL Division of Psychiatry is 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 Head of the Division is Professor Glyn Lewis.
Epidemiology and Applied Clinical Research Department: We focus on the social, psychological and biological factors that increase incidence of mental illness. We also investigate and evaluate interventions to manage and treat people with mental illness. Learn more about Epidemiology and Applied Clinical Research Department.
Mental Health Neuroscience Department: We research biological aspects of mental illness focusing on molecular genetics, cell biology and neuroimaging including neurophysiology. We study a range of disorders in adults from schizophrenia and bipolar illness to Down’s syndrome. Learn more about Mental Health Neuroscience Department.
Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department: We develop and test complex healthcare interventions at the end of life. Our focus is on maximising the quality and continuity of palliative care. Learn more about Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department.
Mental Health of Older People Department: We focus on social, psychological and biological aspects of dementia and devise and test interventions for people with dementia, their families and paid carers. Learn more about Mental Health of Older People Department.
Study Here: We offer a wide range of courses and research-based training in methodology and clinical aspects of mental health. We have two new MSc programmes as well as extensive teaching for BSc, medical and PhD students. Learn more about studying at the Division of Psychiatry.
UCL is the UK’s leader for Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience in terms of “research power” – the combination of quality and quantity. Read blog article.
UCL Qualitative Health Research Symposium: Enriching Qualitative Inquiry Health (18 Feb)
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:44:36 +0000
Interest in qualitative approaches is growing among research communities concerned with health, illness and care. This is clearly indicated by the rise of mixed methods studies, the proliferation of qualitative health research journals and conferences, and the marked presence of qualitative researchers in academic centres of health research. While this reflects the recognition and endorsement […]Read more...
Chris Anderson to RideLondon for Marie Curie Cancer Care
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:17:03 +0000
Division of Psychiatry researcher Chris Anderson writes: “I will be riding in the Prudential RideLondon 100 this August for Marie Curie Cancer Care as part of the Daffodil Team. I would really appreciate it if you could make a donation. I have set a very low target of £700 to raise but would really like […]Read more...
Lauren Yates reflects on iCST event concluding major research project
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:02:59 +0000
Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST) is a programme of mentally stimulating activities for carers and people with dementia to do together at home. Typically pairs complete up to 3, 20-30 minute sessions per week over 25 weeks. Each session is themed (eg: word games, current affairs, being creative) with a choice of activities to cater […]Read more...
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