The Department received the highest possible rating in the UK Research Assessment Exercise (5*and 4*) in the last two reviews 2001 and 2008, and attracts students and staff from all over the world. It currently holds approximately £15 million of research grant income, and collectively the Department produced over 400 publications and 15 books in the last five years.
Research in the Department is focused on understanding causes of psychosis and the mechanisms underlying psychosis, and includes work on all forms of psychosis, including subclinical symptoms, high risk groups, and schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Direct integration of research activity with high quality clinical services for psychosis ensures that clinical practice is informed by the latest research findings, and that research and teaching reflect current clinical priorities. The overall research approach within the department is multidisciplinary, with an emphasis on the integration of data across different research modalities, including neuroimaging, electrophysiology, genetics, epidemiology, psychopathology, cognition, endocrinology, and psychopharmacology.