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

PhD retrospective with Kate McAllister.

February 3, 2015

We caught up with Kate McAllister, who recently completed her PhD, to talk about her research, future plans, and past…

Classifying research on the role of sex & gender in autism.

January 29, 2015

Researchers from the Autism Research Centre have proposed a new framework for the study of sex and gender differences and…

The ‘Midwich Experiment’: immersive science events for secondary school students.

January 23, 2015

The British Film Institute (BFI), with partners Cinelive, received a £30,000 Wellcome Trust People Award to run immersive science events…

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The Clinical School has been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award