We are an internationally leading centre for research, teaching and clinical practice in psychiatry and population-based neuroscience. The Department’s senior staff support several research groups, covering various aspects of mental health and disorder throughout the life course.
You can read our mission statement here.
In the most recent UK Government Research Assessment Exercise (2008) we achieved the highest quality ratings for the strength-in-depth of our research over the period since the previous RAE in 2001, where we were rated as 5*. See the results here. In 2010 the Times Higher Education Supplement ranked Cambridge first in European Psychiatry and Psychology over the decade.
We run and collaborate in a wide number of other inter-disciplinary research initiatives, including the CLAHRC for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and the Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). We also actively collaborate with other University departments, clinical partners in the NHS, other national and international academic institutions, the UK Government and various policy groups, as well as service users and carers.
The Department comprises around 140 staff and post-graduate students distributed across four sites: the Herchel Smith Building for Brain & Mind Sciences on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Douglas House on Trumpington Road, Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Downing Site in central Cambridge. See our locations here.
We are part of the University School of Clinical Medicine. The School has been awarded an Athena Swan Silver Award. You can read more about this by clicking on the badge below.
Professor Barbara Sahakian and Dr Annette Bruhl will speak alongside Professor David Baldwin from the University of Southampton at a Cambridge Science Festival event on Tuesday 11th March. During the talk, which is entitled ''Overcoming stress and anxiety: Healthy brains for a flourishing society'', the three expert speakers will discuss a range of questions relevant to the study and treatment of mental health difficulties. These include: Why is anxiety on the rise? Why do people react to stress … [Read More...]
A documentary made by young care leavers, in collaboration with researchers in the Department of Psychiatry and the NIHR CLAHRC for East of England, has won the British Film Institute (BFI) Future Film Festival 'best documentary' award in the 15 to 18 age category. The animated film, entitled … [Read More...]