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.
Liz Sampson reflects on being awarded William Farr Medal: I was very honoured to be nominated by the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry for the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries’ William Farr Medal. Read Full Article.
Faculty of Brain Sciences Postgraduate Poster & Presentation Symposium 11th Feb 2015
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:08:24 +0000
The Dean would like to announce the third Annual Faculty of Brain Sciences Postgraduate Poster & Presentation Symposium which will take place from 1-5pm on Wednesday 11 February 2015 in the South Cloisters, Wilkins Building. The event will celebrate and showcase graduate research achievements and the unique multidisciplinary and integrative nature of research across the […]Read more...
Division of Psychiatry welcomes Sergi Costafreda-Gonzales
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:15:53 +0000
“I am an Old Age Psychiatrist, recently appointed Senior lecturer in the division. My research interests are in dementia diagnosis and treatment, and particularly brain scanning. I will be working most closely with Gill Livingstone.”Read more...
INTERDEM Academy Fellowships – Update
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:34:02 +0000
The INTERDEM Academy enables fellowships for young researchers allowing them to spend 3-6 months abroad. The Promoting Independence in Dementia (PRIDE) programme, led by Professor Martin Orrell from the Division of Psychiatry at UCL, is a partner in the INTERDEM scheme. We are delighted to announce that the very first of these fellowships has been […]Read more...
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