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Virtual reality could transform psychological therapy in the nhs

Virtual Reality Could Transform Psychological Therapy in the NHS

Research Highlights Strategic Developments

A new clinical trial is testing a virtual reality (VR) based psychological therapy for people with severe mental health difficulties. gameChange is the largest ever clinical trial of virtual reality for a mental health disorder. Automated delivery of therapy using VR has potential to transform NHS provision of psychological therapy.

Clinical guidelines for antidepressant dosage must reflect the evidence

Clinical Guidelines for Antidepressant Dosage Must Reflect the Evidence

Research Highlights

New analysis shows the lower range of the licensed dose of the most commonly used second-generation antidepressants achieves the optimal balance between efficacy, tolerability and acceptability in the acute treatment of adults with major depression.

Launch of oxford bioescalator

Launch of Oxford BioEscalator

Strategic Developments

Baroness Nicola Blackwood of North Oxford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Innovation, has officially opened the Oxford BioEscalator.

Cristal health uses industrial scale data science to improve lives

Cristal Health uses industrial scale data science to improve lives

Research Highlights Strategic Developments

New spinout enterprise from Oxford seeks to accelerate evidence based innovation for treatments and services in mental health and dementia.

Let2019s talk about loneliness 2013 the importance of social psychology

Let’s talk about loneliness – the importance of social psychology

Public Engagement Research Highlights

his year’s focal point of Loneliness Awareness Week , 17th -21st June, is about reducing the stigma about loneliness. We’re using the opportunity to shine a light on some of the psychological research that can be utilised to help tackle loneliness.

Bbc documentary on anxiety

BBC documentary on anxiety

Public Engagement Research Highlights

As part of its Mental Health Season, BBC 1 showed their documentary on anxiety presented by Great British Bake Off Winner, Nadiya Hussain. the show featured Professor of Experimental Psychology, David Clark, who discusses with Nadiya the various features of anxiety.

Professor andrew king delivers talk on the effects of auditory experience on the brain at oxford may music festival

Professor Andrew King delivers talk on the effects of auditory experience on the brain at Oxford May Music Festival

Public Engagement

The annual Oxford May Music Festival combines the very cutting edge of science alongside world class concerts and took place from May 2 - 6 2019.

The online psychologist mental health awareness week 2019

The online psychologist - Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Public Engagement

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, the Oxford Science Blog explores how the University of Oxford has been researching the potential of online psychological treatments to support better mental health care.

3 dimensional landscape of european data availability for alzheimer2019s disease research launched 3 dimensional landscape of european data availability for alzheimer2019s disease research launched

3-dimensional landscape of European data availability for Alzheimer’s disease research launched 3-dimensional landscape of European data availability for Alzheimer’s disease research launched

Research Highlights Strategic Developments

The ROADMAP project launches its Data Cube. The Cube offers a dynamic overview of the ‘landscape’ of data availability in Europe for Alzheimer’s disease research.

Dementias platform uk datathon understanding origins of dementia using machine learning

Dementias Platform UK datathon - understanding origins of dementia using machine learning

Events Strategic Developments

Using machine learning (AI) techniques to analyse complex cohort data, a group of researchers uncovered hidden patterns in cohort data that might identify those at risk of developing dementia, or indicate promising areas for research into treatments.

Illuminating the brain 2013 neuroscientist dr karl deisseroth

Illuminating the brain – Neuroscientist Dr Karl Deisseroth

Events

Dr Karl Deisseroth, D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, was in Oxford last week for the Kyoto Prize at Oxford.

Risk of dementia after tia or stroke

Risk of dementia after TIA or stroke

Research Highlights

Risk of dementia after stroke is a major concern for patients and carers. Reliable data on risk of dementia, particularly after TIA or minor stroke, are scarce.

Simon kyle named nihr oxford brc senior research fellow

Simon Kyle named NIHR Oxford BRC Senior Research Fellow

Awards and Honours

The Oxford BRC is delighted to announce the appointment of seven new Senior Research Fellows.

Thomas willis day 2019

Thomas Willis Day 2019

Events Research Highlights Strategic Developments

On 16 May the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences celebrated the work of the previous year, marking their successes in research, teaching and public engagement

First in europe to acquire latest meg technology from megin

First in Europe to acquire latest MEG Technology from MEGIN

Strategic Developments

The University of Oxford is the first in Europe to acquire the latest technology in functional brain imaging. TRIUX™ neo, a magnetoencephalograph (MEG), is a highly sensitive non-invasive system for mapping the human brain.

2018night time cat2019 a children2019s book to support improved grammar understanding

‘Night-time Cat’ - a children’s book to support improved grammar understanding

Public Engagement Research Highlights

Postdoctoral research associate publishes a children's book that enables greater exposure to complex grammar structures at a young age, supporting children's long-term reading and learning development.

Senior pain researcher to move to oxford

Senior pain researcher to move to Oxford

Strategic Developments

We are looking forward to welcoming Dr Ben Seymour to our Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging.

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