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.
Friday the 14th of March saw the Department of Psychiatry host the 26th annual Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar (CNS). As always, the seminar provided neuroscientists with a great opportunity to network and show off work. Organised in cooperation with Cambridge Neuroscience, this year’s seminar had the theme “Brain Science and Mental Health”. Attended by 370 scientists, the seminar comprised 11 talks and lectures and 67 posters. The seminar comprised three themed sessions on Developmental … [Read More...]
This Saturday the 15th of March, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen will be speaking about his latest research into the effect of prenatal sex hormones on brain development and behaviour. The lecture is entitled 'Do hormones in the womb affect how your brain and mind develops?'. Professor Baron-Cohen is a … [Read More...]