The Department of Psychiatry conducts research across the full spectrum of mental health outcomes from well-being through to mental disorders requiring clinical attention.
Our research on mental health and well-being spans the entire life course, from early childhood conditions, such as autism spectrum disorders, behavioural disorders and learning difficulties, through to adult onset syndromes (psychotic disorders, anxiety and depression, PTSD) and age-related mental disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Day-to-day research activity is led by our senior staff, who often work in one or more of our major research groups:
- Autism Research Centre – led by Prof Simon Baron-Cohen
- Brain Mapping Unit – Led by Profs Ed Bullmore & John Suckling
- Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group [CIDDRG] – Led by Prof. Tony Holland
- Developmental Lifecourse Research group – Led by Prof. Ian Goodyer
- Drug addiction research – Led by Dr Karen Ersche
- EpiCentre – investigating epidemiological aspects of mental health and well-being. Led by Prof. Peter B. Jones
- Health Neuroscience – Led by Prof. Paul Fletcher
- Neurosciences and Psychiatry Network – intradepartmental initiative led by Profs. Peter B. Jones, Ian Goodyer and Ed Bullmore.
- Old Age Psychiatry – Led by Prof John O’Brien.
- Sahakian group – Led by Prof. Barbara Sahakian
For more information about the specific research activites of each group, the links above will take you to that group’s own website. You can also view all publications by members of the Department.