Psychological medicine and clinical neurosciences

Research aimed at understanding the fundamental mechanisms underlying major psychiatric and neurological disorders.

There are programmes of work on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression in children and adolescents, ADHD, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy among others.

There is a major focus on genetics and genomics but also interest in brain imaging, epidemiology, animal models and cell biology. In addition, there is also work on psychoeducation, health services, research and public engagement.


  • psychosis and mood disorders
  • developmental disorders
  • neuro degenerative disorders

The majority of the research is undertaken at the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (MRC CNGG).

Neurons under a microscope