We promote mission of the University of Cambridge to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Our particular focus is on the determinants of mental health conditions, their treatments and the promotion of mental health.

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The Department of Psychiatry is part of the School of Clinical Medicine in the University of Cambridge. It is an internationally leading centre of research in academic psychiatry over the life course, including neuroscience, developmental psychiatry,  intellectual disabilities, old age and epidemiological research

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We offer two programs for prospective graduates, a Ph.D. (or M.D.) program and a research-based M.Phil.

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We publish research into psychiatric disorders with international impact in leading peer-reviewed academic Journals.

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Latest News

Computer game helps cognitive function in schizophrenia patients.

August 17, 2015

A computer-based cognitive therapy for schizophrenia patients has been developed and is described in a recent review by an interdisciplinary group of Cambridge researchers,…

Default mode network connectivity during task execution.

August 7, 2015

Neuroimage recently published a paper in which Cambridge researchers, including Deniz Vatansever, a PhD student at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences,…

PhD student Julia Gottwald awarded poster prize from the British Royal College of Psychiatrists.

August 5, 2015

Congratulations to Julia Gottwald, a PhD student from the Department of Psychiatry, who recently won a poster prize awarded by the…

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The Clinical School has been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award