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

Congratulations to Jo Illingworth on submitting her PhD.

September 9, 2014

Congratulations to Jo Illingworth, who has recently submitted her PhD thesis! We caught up with Jo to find out more…

Early intervention reduces time spent untreated for young adults with psychosis.

August 27, 2014

New research has shown that specialised teams for the treatment of early psychosis, known as Early Intervention Services (EISs), are…

Empathy scores reduced in parents of children with autism.

August 19, 2014

A recent study published in Molecular Autism finds that parents of children with autism fall between typical controls and individuals…

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The Clinical School has been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award