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

    Liz Sampson reflects on being awarded William Farr Medal

    Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:07:00 +0000

    I was very honoured to be nominated by the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry for the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries’ William Farr Medal. This is awarded annually to medical practitioners who have made a significant contribution to the management of illness in elderly people. This can be in any research discipline as part of original […]


    Division of Psychiatry Research Seminar 3pm 10th Sept

    Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:54:12 +0000

    The nextDivision of Psychiatry Research Seminar will take place on Wednesday  10th September 3pm at Charles Bell House room G01  Liz Sampson will present ” Health outcomes for bereaved carers- what general practice data bases can and can’t tell us.”


    All welcome at September meeting of Research Department of Mental Health of Older People

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:52:31 +0000

    Please save the date for the September meeting of the Research Department of Mental Health of Older People in the Division of Psychiatry at UCL. All are welcome, no booking is required – please circulate through your teams and networks. Wednesday 24th September 2 – 4pm * G.01 Michael Hobsley Seminar room, Charles Bell House, […]



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