The proposed PMCYP Centre Director will collaborate with all CAGs in addition to the Child and Adolescent CAG, given the early onset in young people of numerous conditions such as psychosis, eating disorders, and autism, affective disorders.
School of Academic Psychiatry The School of Academic Psychiatry comprises six departments and includes more than 100 Principal Investigators, with research grants of £30-40 million. We have programs covering the whole spectrum of psychiatry from public policy to molecular genetics, from psychological treatments to brain imaging. Our work covers the life span, healthy adults and children as well as people with physical and mental health conditions:
- 75% of mental health disorders start in childhood and the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry is world-renowned for its basic and translational research in this field, including autism, ADHD, antisocial behaviour, intellectual disability, trauma, mood and eating disorders;
- The Addictions Department houses the National Addiction Centre, which over the last 30 years has developed a body of research evidence that has informed the development of new treatment services for alcohol, smoking and drug problems in the UK;
- The Department of Psychosis Studies is one of the world’s largest groups conducting research on psychosis and in 2013 launched the world’s first post-graduate course on early intervention in psychosis;
- Research in the Department of Psychological Medicine focuses on affective disorders, eating disorders, the interface between psychiatry and medicine, psychiatry and occupation, psychiatry and the military, and psychiatry in different settings and is pioneering translational research into the integration of mental and physical healthcare;
- The Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences is one of Europe’s largest research groups focusing on the development of prosocial and antisocial behaviours across the lifespan and world leaders in brain imaging of infants, and in relating differences in brain structure and function to social and cognitive development; and
- The Old Age Psychiatry Department’s research into the basic biology of Alzheimer’s disease, the clinical features and aetiology of psychosis in later life and the conduct of randomised controlled trials is internationally regarded and has changed the landscape of clinical care for psychiatric disorders in old age.