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Oxford is joint top recruiter to drug-resitant epilepsy study

Research Highlights Strategic Developments

The Oxford Epilepsy Research Group is at the forefront of some potentially ground-breaking work with patients who have drug-resistant epilepsy. Epilepsy affects over 50 million people worldwide and nearly one in three people with epilepsy are resistant to current drugs.

Advances made in understanding how eye movements are affected by medication in Parkinson's

Research Highlights

The Neurometrology Group has published findings from its OxQUIP study looking at how eye movements are affected by medication in Parkinson's.

How our brains remember things depends upon how we learn them

Research Highlights

Oxford University researchers have discovered that learnt knowledge is stored in different brain circuits depending on how we acquire it.

Dementias Platform UK 5 year celebration event

Events Research Highlights

At the five-year celebration event, scientists and health study volunteers from across the DPUK partnership came together to launch one of the world’s most in-depth study's into preclinical Alzheimer’s disease - one of the most important outcomes from DPUK's work to transform dementia research infrastructure in the UK.

Pathways to Mental Health and Academic Outcomes

Strategic Developments

The Oxford U-Flourish student wellbeing survey is part of a longitudinal study evaluating the scope of mental health need among undergraduate students. The study aims to better understand what factors determine student mental health and academic outcomes.

Building quality, diversity and publicity for mental health research

Strategic Developments

In a move that will transform future mental health research, Prof Elaine Fox has been made the national Mental Health Impact and Engagement Coordinator for UK Research and Innovation. Read more to find out more about what this means for supporting improved mental health research across the UK.

Zoltán Molnár is an Elected Member of Academia Europaea

Awards and Honours

Membership of the Academia Europaea is an award conferred to individuals that have demonstrated "sustained academic excellence".

Prize for work on gene therapy for retinal diseases

Awards and Honours

Dr Kanmin Xue has won the Ruskell Medal from the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers

2019 Teaching Excellence Awards Ceremony

Awards and Honours

The 2019 Teaching Excellence Awards have been celebrated in a ceremony at Merton College on Wednesday 23 October. The ceremony was hosted by the Head of Division, Professor Gavin Screaton, the Deputy Head of Division (Education), Professor David Vaux, and the Head of Education Policy and Planning, Jane Dale.

Smartphone test predicts how symptoms develop in Parkinson’s

Research Highlights

Researchers from the Nuffield Dept of Clinical Neurosciences have found that a simple test carried out on a smartphone can help to predict future change in people in the early stages of Parkinson’s.

SHElock Holmes - Inspiring Girls With Science

Public Engagement

On 27 July, 16 girls aged between 11-14 joined the SHElock team from the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging.

Robin Dunbar and his Life Scientific

Awards and Honours Public Engagement

Prof Robin Dunbar, Emeritus Professor of Evolutionary Psychology has been in conversation with Jim Al-Khalili on Radio 4's Life Scientific. This fascinating podcast gives takes us on a journey from his early beginnings in science, and his fascinating research and groundbreaking discoveries he's made deciphering the mysteries as to why humans and animals evolve the social habits to exist in friendship circles.

Paul Salkovskis joins the Department of Experimental Psychology

Distinguished clinical psychologist, Paul Salkovskis joins the department, bringing his clinical and research expertise, heralding a significant evolution in its clinical psychology teaching and research.

Oxford Short Course in Experimental Medicine for Mental Health - OxCEMM

Events Strategic Developments

This new course ran for the first time in January 2019, with an engaging and thought-provoking programme of talks, tours of facilities and group discussions. Feedback from participants was uniformly excellent. Applications for the January 2020 course opened on 15th August 2019.

Close Monitoring Essential to Ensure Safety of Ketamine for Depression

Research Highlights

Patients, carers and advocates say better evidence is needed on the safety of ketamine for depression after long-term use, and that those prescribed it must be closely monitored.

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