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

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…

New study sheds light on links between the immune system and mental illness.

August 14, 2014

When we are exposed to an infection, for example influenza or a stomach bug, our immune system fights back to…

Royal Institution article names Barbara Sahakian amongst the top women in science.

July 30, 2014

A recent article discussing top women in science includes within the list of possible candidates the Department of Psychiatry’s Professor Barbara Sahakian.…

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The Clinical School has been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award