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IoPPN Research Festival

IoPPN Research Festival 2019

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The inaugural IoPPN Research Festival is a celebration of the excellence, inclusivity and collaboration that makes the IoPPN such a wonderful institution for working and studying.

With a theme of ‘Impact through Innovation’, this year’s festival will feature two keynote talks from Professor Sir John Strang and Professor Ulrike Schmidt, alongside 24 five-minute talks from researchers at all levels from student to professor, as well as the professional services staff who support our work.

The event will be a unique chance to hear about the incredibly varied research here at the IoPPN, from reprogramming cell identity within the central nervous system, to evolutionary risk taking in brain development, to the impact of the urban environment on mental health.

Click here to read the programme

Full line up of speakers and topics:

Keynote: Professor Sir John Strang - 'Preventing deaths from heroin/opioid overdose: new thinking, experimental testing, policy influence and lives consequently saved'

Keynote: Professor Ulrike Schmidt - 'The story of FREED: a service-level innovation, its implementation and emerging impacts'

Dr. Claire Troakes - 'Banking on brains: tissue donation for neuroscience research'

Professor Benedikt Berninger - 'Brains in metamorphosis: reprogramming cell identity within the central nervous system'

Dr. Vanessa Lawrence - 'Qualitative methods and intervention studies: moving service users' experiences centre stage'

Dr. Christoph Mueller - 'How routinely collected data can improve dementia care'

Dr. Stephanie Forkel - 'Public outreach: the story behind an image'

Professor Alan Simpson - 'Innovation, impact and improvements in mental health care'

Dr. Debbie Robson - 'Implementing smoke-free polices in mental health settings'

Dr. Kris de Meyer - 'The Justice Syndicate: combining interactive theatre with psychology teaching and research'

Professor Louise Arseneault - 'With a little help from my friends: social relationships and their impact on mental health and wellbeing'

Dr. Sameer Jauhar - 'Sailing close to the wind of psychotic fire: a dopamine journey'

Professor Corinne Houart - 'Evolutionary risk taking in brain development'

Robin Bisson - 'Hitting the headlines – maximising impact through media exposure'

Dr Marta di Forti - 'Heavy cannabis use contributes to the high rates of psychotic disorders in London and Amsterdam'

Dr. Simone Fox - 'The impact of qualitative research in multisystemic therapy for young people at risk of care or custody'

Dr Ioannis Bakolis - 'The urban environment and mental health'

Dr. Philippa Warren - 'Drawing breath after spinal cord injury'

Professor Robert Plomin - 'The DNA revolution'

Dr. Penny Brown - 'Fitness to plead on trial'

Dr. Jemeen Sreedharan - 'TDP-43 gains function due to perturbed autoregulation in a Tardbp knock-in mouse model of ALS-FTD'

Dr Katharine Rimes - 'LGBT+ mental health research'

Dr Diana Cash - 'Stressed rats and empathic mice: translational neuroimaging at The BRAIN Centre'

Professor David Veale - 'Triple chronotherapy for the rapid treatment of depression'



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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