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Sackler Institute

The Sackler Institute was launched in 2013 and carries out multidisciplinary ‘translational’ studies of normal development, and how abnormalities in that process lead to high cost neurodevelopmental disorders.


We aim to provide new insights into the neurobiology of schizophrenia by combining imaging studies in humans with a range of other models.

Self Harm

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in adolescents in most Western countries. Self harm is the strongest predictor of eventual death by suicide in adolescence, increasing the risk up to ten-fold. Self harm is a common and a growing problem. Around 10% of adolescents will have self harmed by the time they finish school.


Self-harm is the strongest predictor of eventual death by suicide in adolescence, increasing the risk up to ten-fold.

Service User Research Enterprise

The Service User Research Enterprise (SURE) undertakes research that examines mental health services from the perspectives of those that use them, explores empirically and conceptually the impact of service user involvement in research (in terms of both process and outcomes), and critically interrogates how service users have changed knowledge production globally.


The SIPS alcohol screening and brief intervention (ASBI) research programme was funded by the UK Department of Health in 2006 as part of the national Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for England.


Our preclinical research investigates the sleep-wake cycle and how changes in lifestyle or brain activity can disturb sleep. In the clinic we are unravelling the secrets of sleep, the way the brain changes during different phases of sleep and how resolving sleep disorders can change our brains. We research sleep disorders such as narcolepsy and nocturnal seizures and look for solutions to help all those affected.

Social Epidemiology Research Group

The Social Epidemiology Research Group primarily focuses on how social contexts, interactions and experiences shape the occurrence, outcome, and management of mental health problems. 

Sound Young Minds

A proof of concept study of effective methodologies to evaluate musical interventions



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NIHR Maudsley BRC

NIHR Maudsley BRC

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