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Addictions Service User Research Group (SURG)

Within the Addictions Department, we work closely with our own Service User Research Group (SURG). The central aim of the SURG is to build meaningful and reciprocal relationships between addiction researchers and service users when thinking through research problems, designing studies, preparing grant applications and ultimately conducting and disseminating research. Addiction researchers benefit from having expert service users on hand to advise on their studies and group members benefit from research training, access to cutting edge information on emerging drug treatments, and some work experience.

Centre for Affective Disorders

The Centre for Affective Disorders (CfAD) focuses on mood and anxiety disorders which are common disorders which cause great suffering for many people. 

Alcohol Research Group

Based in the Addictions Department, the Section of Alcohol Research is led by Professor Colin Drummond and comprises a multidisciplinary research team. The team has a national and international reputation in conducting research, teaching, training, and policy work. It has been successful in attracting substantial external research grant funding for its work, and has been recognised by the UK Department of Health as having demonstrated important outputs and impacts. The group has developed a large network of collaborations with other research groups in the field nationally and internationally. 

Altering Behaviour in Children

Improving understanding of children with behavioural difficulties by assessing brain changes following parenting interventions 

Centre for Anxiety Disorders & Trauma

The Centre for Affective Disorders (CfAD) focuses on mood and anxiety disorders which are common disorders which cause great suffering for many people.  

The CfAD is a centre of excellence for understanding the science related to these illnesses and uses this knowledge to help develop new treatments of all types including psychological and pharmacological. 

Autism & Related Disorders (ARD) Lab

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are two major neuropsychiatric conditions that quite commonly occur together. In both conditions, genetic and non genetic factors are implicated.

Autism and Development Team

We aim to increase the understanding of cognitive and behavioural development in individuals with autism and the factors that influence this over time. Our interests extend from the basic science of  cognitive development and behaviour to the clinical application of this work via screening, diagnostic, epidemiological, intervention, and 'at risk' studies.

Brain Imaging in Babies

The Brain Imaging in Babies study (BIBS) aims to improve understanding of how a baby's brain develops from before birth up until 3-4 years of age. Working with children from a variety of backgrounds and communities, we use a combination of state of the art diagnostic tools such as MRI scans alongside traditional behavioural assessments to capture the earliest information on infant brain development.



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