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IoPPN Research Festival 2024 'Origins and new beginnings'

The 2024 IoPPN Research Festival covered the theme ‘Origins and New Beginnings.’ With more than 22 short talks on everything from the global health of people with Parkinson’s to a look at Long COVID 19 and the brain; from opportunities to ethically harness placebo effects to a dive into what ‘research culture’ means at IoPPN.

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Full line-up of speakers and topics:

Welcome - Professor Matthew Hotopf, Professor Mitul Mehta, Dr Paolo Deluca

Keynote - Professor Edgar Jones - The roots of research excellence at the Maudsley- IoPPN: challenges and turning points

Aneita Pringle - Research culture: what does it even mean?

Dr Leonie Brose - Tobacco addiction and policy research

Professor Ray Chaudhuri - Global health of people with Parkinson’s: an epidemic

Dr Martina Arenella - Immunogenetic underpinnings of autism spectrum conditions

Dr Daniel Martins Long - COVID-19 and the brain: charting origins to illuminate the path towards new beginnings

Dr Megan Earl - Brain and body: what can we learn from the liver

Dr Julia Ouzia - The IoPPN Bullying & Harassment Confidential Advisor Scheme – a brief overview

Dr Dimitar Kostadinov - Organization and dynamics of multiregional circuits for goal-directed behaviour

Dr Dimosthenis Tsapekos - Cognitive impairment in bipolar disorder: should we account for premorbid IQ?

Keynote Professor Melanie Abas - Global mental health and the ambition to end HIV/AIDS

Robert Patterson - Research Management: The Professionals

Dr James Badenoch - Biomarkers of neuropsychiatric symptoms in neurodegenerative movement disorders

Dr Cindy Pham - Maternal oxidative stress during pregnancy associated with emotional and behavioural problems in early childhood: implications for foetal programming

Dr Lauren Heathcote - Placebo: friend or foe? New opportunities to ethically harness placebo effects in healthcare

Dr Maria Dolores Villar Martinez - Vestibular migraine – this may be the reason why you’re dizzy

3MT Finalist Misha Bazarov - High Hopes: navigating the cloud of cannabis use disorder (CUD) with mobile health apps

Dr Laura Pellegrini - Exploring development and maturation of human choroid plexus with organoids

Dr Diana Shamsutdinova - Modern approaches to the sample size calculations for developing a clinical prediction model

Dr Udita Iyengar and Dr Eugenia Kravariti - SLaM IoPPN Collaborative (SLIC) project

Dr Matthew Anthony White - From origins to interventions: stem cell models bridge the gap from development to degeneration

Keynote Professor Emily Simonoff - The King’s Maudsley Partnership for Children and Young People- what is it for and what will we do?

In this story

Matthew Hotopf

Matthew Hotopf

Executive Dean, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Mitul Mehta

Mitul Mehta

Director, Centre for Innovative Therapeutics

Paolo Deluca

Paolo Deluca

Dr (PhD), Reader in Addiction Research

Edgar Jones

Edgar Jones

Professor in the History of Medicine & Psychiatry

Leonie Brose

Leonie Brose

Reader in Addiction Education and Nicotine Research

K Ray Chaudhuri

K Ray Chaudhuri

Professor of Movement Disorders and Neurology

Megan Earl

Megan Earl

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Dimitar Kostadinov

Dimitar Kostadinov

Wellcome Trust CDA Research Fellow

Dimosthenis   Tsapekos

Dimosthenis Tsapekos

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Melanie Amna Abas

Melanie Amna Abas

Professor of Global Mental Health

Lauren Heathcote

Lauren Heathcote

Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology

Diana Shamsutdinova

Diana Shamsutdinova

Postdoctoral Researcher

Udita Iyengar

Udita Iyengar

Lecturer

Eugenia Kravariti

Eugenia Kravariti

Reader in Cognitive Neuropsychology - Psychosis Studies

Emily Simonoff

Emily Simonoff

Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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