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

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…

Congratulations to Mr Tilman Lesch on his dissertation submission.

January 19, 2015

Congratulations to Tilman Lesch on the submission of his dissertation, entitled Functional impulsivity and individual differences in decision-making under uncertainty. Can…

At the forefront of neuroimaging research in dementia.

January 19, 2015

We speak to Professor John O’Brien, the principal investigator leading the Old Age Psychiatry Group at the Department of Psychiatry,…

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The Clinical School has been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award