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Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience research environment

Researcher-lab-webThe Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) promotes cutting edge collaborative research within an interdisciplinary context.  

We have research centres which have secured positions at the forefront of international scientific research and which make major contributions to teaching, training and research by inspiring and nurturing the next generation of scientific leaders. For example:

  • The NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), seeks to accelerate the translation of biomedical research into improved treatments and care for people with mental health conditions. The BRC/U aims to speed up the pace with which the latest basic discovery science findings are pulled through into clinical studies and thereafter into the development and implementation of new tests and treatments for improved patient benefits. The Centre works across the spectrum of mental health disorders with particular emphasis on cutting edge technologies and training, proactively involving services users and carers in every aspect of its work.
  • The Medical Research Council (MRC) Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre, which looks at the impact and interplay between genes, the environment and developmental factors influencing common psychiatric disorders that emerge in childhood, including anxiety, depression, the autistic spectrum and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The centre's major strength is the synergy generated by bringing together diverse social, genetic and developmental perspectives, encouraging and facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration.
Other research facilities include:
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