The aim of the UCL Division of Psychiatry is to use our expert research and education, and our clinical knowledge and experience, to improve mental health within society.

Mental health is one of the biggest global health problems facing society today. We are the most productive and influential mental health research institution in England (bibliometric analysis by RAND Europe, 2015) and one of the largest departments specialising in this area in the UK, with over 160 staff. 

We address clinical problems in order to achieve benefits for patients and public health, using insights from basic science. We also deliver innovative teaching, relevant to clinical practice, which is informed by our research. Our research programme is wide ranging and has strengths that include epidemiology, randomised controlled trials, health services research and molecular genetics and includes research into psychosis, depression and intellectual disability.

We have an inclusive, fair and respectful environment in which we support all staff and students to achieve their career goals.

We have active research programme funding from NIHR, MRC, ESRC and medical charities including Alzheimer’s UK.

Clinical partnerships

Our vision is to facilitate and advance 'bench to bedside' translational research. From basic science and applied research we aim to have an impact improving clinical practice.

Many of our staff members are practicing clinicians in our partner NHS Mental Health Foundation Trusts. However, at the UCL Division of Psychiatry we do not deliver direct patient care. For further information about the Trusts or if you are seeking clinical help in any capacity, please follow the links below.


Equality, diversity and inclusion

Our EDI committee represents all grades of staff within the Division. 

Green team

Green team

Help us optimise sustainability, both in the workplace and at home. 

training and development

Training and development

Find out how we support the professional development of our staff.

Contact us


UCL Division of Psychiatry
6th Floor, Wings A and B, Maple House,
149 Tottenham Court Road,
London W1T 7NF

Phone and email

You can find contact details for individual members of staff on the 'People' page