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

Assessing the benefits of shunt surgery on normal pressure hydrocephalus.

May 31, 2015

Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a clinical condition resulting from an abnormal build up of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and ventricular…

The International Meeting for Autism Research 2015.

May 27, 2015

This month saw the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in Salt Lake City, Utah. The meeting is dedicated to…

Cambridge neuroscientists help improve brain training app

May 19, 2015

In a bid to stimulate the general public’s cognitive performance Cambridge neuroscientists, including Professor Barbara Sahakian are now collaborating with…

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The Clinical School has been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award