UCL Institute of Mental Health


IoMH Special Interest Group in Neuroscience and Mental Health and Introduction to IoMH Small Grants

09 November 2021, 2:00 pm–3:30 pm

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Join us for our first Special Interest Group Meeting in Neuroscience and Mental Health: ‘Mechanistic Insights into Mental Health Dysfunction’. We are linking this to the next call for proposals under our IoMH Small grants scheme for the academic year 2021/2022.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff






Ana Antunes-Martins

The IoMH brings together the UCL mental health community spread across UCL’s eleven faculties. Our Directory of affiliates has over 40 affiliates with research expertise in a variety of areas of mental health.

Our Special Interest Group Meetings will be a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas, to encourage interdisciplinary thinking and foster scientific collaborations in mental health research. 

The first event of this kind, under the theme 'Mechanistic Insights into Mental Health Dysfunction' will bring together the perspectives of neuroscientists and mental health communities.  Speakers will showcase examples of neuroscience-based approaches that have shed light on the biology of mental disorders and will also discuss important questions and evidence gaps that may be potential avenues of research going forward.  

The event will also include an introduction to the IoMH small grants scheme, which this year will have ‘understanding the mechanisms underlying mental health dysfunction’ as a priority topic.

This event will be held via Zoom. Please register on Eventbrite.

2pmWelcome (Prof Tony David)

Session 1: Mechanistic insights into mental health dysfunction: lessons from Neuroscience

(Chair: Prof Elvira Bramon)
2.10pmProf Karoline Kuchenbaecker
2.15pmDr Matthew Nour
2.20pmDr Katharina Schmack
2.25pmDr Andrew MacAskill
2.30pmPanel Discussion

Session 2: Evidence gaps in the mechanistic understanding of mental illnesses

(Chair: Prof Tony David)
2.50pmProf Elvira Bramon
2.55pmDr Vaughan Bell
3pmDr Rick Adams
3.05pmPanel Discussion

IoMH small grants funding call 2021

(Ana Antunes-Martins)