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Collaborating with Youth is Key to Studying Mental Health Management

Research Highlights

The Global Mental Health Databank, a feasibility study, hopes to enable youth from the United Kingdom, South Africa, and India to work directly with mental health researchers to better understand how young people can manage their own mental health.

SSRI Treatment in Young People with Depression and Anxiety

Research Highlights

Results from an insight review commissioned by the Wellcome Trust, highlights what is currently known about the benefits and risks of using selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for the treatment of depression and anxiety in young people.

Kate Nation awarded a prestigious ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize

Awards and Honours

World-leading researchers in the science of reading, Kate Nation and collaborators, Kathy Rastle and Anne Castles, have been awarded this year's prestigious ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize.

The brain understands relationships in the same way as it understands how to move in space

Research Highlights

Researchers led by a team at the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging at the University of Oxford have developed a new framework that binds together the way the brain forms maps of space to the way the brain understands relationships of any kind – general mental maps.

Emerging Leaders Prize celebrates outstanding pain researchers

Awards and Honours

2020’s Emerging Leaders Prize awards £200,000 to outstanding scientists from the University of Oxford, University College London and King’s College London, who are all working in the field of pain research.

Recognition of Distinction Awards 2020

Awards and Honours Strategic Developments

It is a great pleasure to announce that a number of Neuroscience researchers have been successful in the recent assessment process for the conferment of the title of full Professor.

2020 Most Highly Cited Researchers

Awards and Honours

Our researchers feature strongly in the Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list.

Ambitious Oxford initiative launched to address graduate under-representation

Strategic Developments

Oxford University and its colleges have announced a major new scholarship scheme for black graduate students as part of a programme to transform its graduate population by creating more funding opportunities for under-represented groups.

Researchers reveal surprising simplicity behind our ability to hear

Research Highlights

A computational modelling study from the King Group demonstrates that the way sounds are transformed from the ear to the brain’s auditory cortex may be simpler than expected. These findings not only highlight the value of computational modelling for determining the principles underlying neural processing, but could also be useful for improving treatments for patients with hearing loss.

Junk’ DNA could be rewiring our brains

Research Highlights

A new study by Waddell Group Neuroscientists at the Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour shows that mobile genetic elements that were active in the genomes of our ancestors could be closely linked to important functions in our brain and might help diversify our behaviour, cognition and emotions.

The transient blueprint of the brain

Research Highlights

Transient neurones match the spontaneous and sensory driven activities to shape cortical circuits: a landmark collaborative review published in Science from Professor Zoltán Molnár, Professor Patrick Kanold and Professor Heiko Luhmann.

Tiny brain “tweezers” could hold the key to treat Parkinson’s

Research Highlights

A collaborative study led by the OPDC's Dr Nora Bengoa-Vergniory has shown that compounds known as molecular tweezers could become a promising disease modifying therapy for Parkinson’s.

Einstein Visiting Fellowship awarded to Zoltán Molnár

Awards and Honours Strategic Developments

Professor Zoltán Molnár has been awarded an Einstein Visiting Fellowship to Charité - University Medicine, Berlin. This award sees him join the dynamic Oxford | Berlin collaboration, a strategic research partnership that supports high quality joint research initiatives across all disciplines of its member institutions, of which Neuroscience is a major focus.

First of its kind in UK - Innovative New Brain Health Centre

Strategic Developments

New Oxford Brain Health Centre (BHC) open. Developed with the involvement of members of the public with lived experience of memory problems, the centre is a combined clinical and research service which has the potential to revolutionise NHS memory services.

Psychological Therapy Innovator Wins BPS President's Award

Awards and Honours

Professor Daniel Freeman, an innovator in the research and treatment of psychosis, is the 2020 recipient of the British Psychological Society's President's Award.

First of its kind digital therapeutic research identifies poor sleep as target for improving depressive symptoms

Research Highlights

The effects of the digital therapeutic Sleepio (a digital sleep programme) may extend to depressive symptoms, according to new research published in the Journal of Sleep Research.

Impact of returning to school on adolescent mental health the subject of a new study Public Engagement Research

Research Highlights

Researchers from Department of Experimental Psychology have found that, during lockdown, teenagers mental health is struggling compared to their parents.

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