UCL Institute of Mental Health


IoMH Conference 2022

On 21st September 2022, Institute of Mental Health hosted our third (first in-person) International Conference responding to the big issues of the day

On 21st September 2022, UCL Institute of Mental Health (IoMH) hosted our third international conference to around 250 attendees. This was our first conference to be hosted in-person at UCL Darwin Lecture Theatre from 10am-5pm. 

The conference covered a diverse range of topics on mental health research across four sessions: COVID-19 and mental health; Pharmalogical and psychological treatments for depression; Conflict, war and trauma; and the future of psychiatry. 

You can watch the talks on our below and read our Blog post on the event. 

Our PhD Students also recorded podcasts with some of the conference speakers. You can listen to these via the link

What our attendees had to say about the conference:

  • Thanks so much for organising such a great conference yesterday – really good to see everyone in person.
  • Just want to say thanks again for such an interesting conference yesterday – it was a great range of topics and speakers.
  • It was an honor that our poster was presented at an interesting, well-organized, and informative conference! Thank you, Institute of Mental Health International Conference, for the opportunity to participate in the Conference.

During the conference, we presented 3 awards. The winners were:

Michael King PhD Prize 2022Aaron Kandola (UCL Psychiatry); Associations of physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and physical fitness with common health symptoms in the population(Supervisor: Prof David Osborn). Highly Commended:  Zixuan Wang (UCL School of Pharmacy); The safety of antipsychotic use during pregnancy. (Supervisor: Prof Ian Wong)

IoMH Conference Poster Prize: Ciaran O'Driscoll (UCL Psychology and Language Sciences); Symptom-Specific Effects of Counselling for Depression versus Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Mental Health Research UK audience choice mental health science poster prize: Ingrid Martin (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience); Theta Power Covaries With Expectancy Of Danger In Human Magnetoencephalography