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.
University of Cambridge scientists have welcomed the new psychiatry diagnostic manual that will have a strong impact on how autism is diagnosed. In a paper out this month they discuss not only the benefits but also the challenges faced in research by the new changes. The new edition of the widely used manual in psychiatry, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), will be published in May 2013. In the latest issue of the prestigious journal PLoS Biology, … [Read More...]
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