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Smartphone test predicts how symptoms develop in parkinson2019s

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Ps9 million investment for health and social care research

£9 million investment for health and social care research

Major Funding Awards Strategic Developments

The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for Oxford and Thames Valley will launch in October 2019. It is one of 15 ARC's across England, each will work with local and national partners to address some of the nation’s most pressing challenges faced by the health and care system over the next 5 years, including dementia, obesity and mental health.

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.

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