Division of Psychiatry

    The Division hosts the PRIMENT Clinical Trials Unit, which is part of the UCL Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology. 


    The UCL Division of Psychiatry is part of the Faculty of Brain Sciences in the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences. We carry out research into both the causes of psychiatric disorder and their management and treatment. Our interests include psychiatric epidemiology, molecular genetics, palliative care, health services research and randomised trials specialising in complex interventions in primary and mental health care. We receive funding from the MRC, NIHR, the Wellcome Trust as well as other medical charities. The PRIMENT Clinical Trials Unit is a partnership between the Division of Psychiatry, the Department of Primary Care and Population Health, and the Department of Statistical Science.

    We teach medical undergraduates on the MB BS course and run the MSc Clinical Mental Health Sciences and MSc Mental Health Sciences Research. We have an active postgraduate PhD research programme.

    Many members of the Division also work as clinicians in Camden and Islington, North East London or East London Foundation Trusts.

    The Director of the Division is Professor Glyn Lewis

    Division of Psychiatry Newsblog

    Still available – MSc Scholarships for UCL Psychiatry

    Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:50:07 +0000

    Applications are still being accepted from promising future researchers in mental health for our MSc Scholarships for 2014/15 entry. Applications will be open for a few more days for the UCL Division of Psychiatry MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences. It offers pathways both for clinicians who wish to develop their research-led advanced knowledge in [...]


    Liz Sampson awarded William Farr Medal

    Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:55:33 +0000

    Dr Liz Sampson (Marie Curie Palliative Care Department) awarded the William Farr Medal by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries. The William Farr Medal is for medical practitioners who have made a particularly significant contribution in any clinically related or research discipline to the management of elderly people as part of original work in the UK. [...]


    First meeting of Promoting Independence in Dementia (PRIDE) team

    Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:33:36 +0000

    The PRIDE project aims to find ways that people diagnosed with dementia can stay independent for longer. It is one of six ESRC-funded project in the UK (three more of them are within UCL) that together comprise the world’s largest study into dementia. The meeting yesterday had representatives from Universities of East Anglia, Manchester, Sheffield, [...]



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