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New appointments in Experimental Psychology

Strategic Developments

The Department of Experimental Psychology has recruited two senior researchers.

Improved Risk Estimation of Bipolar Spectrum Disorders in Adolescent Offspring of Bipolar Parents

Research Highlights

This new study using Canadian and Swiss data showed that the risk calculator used to predict the likelihood of developing a major mood disorder was correct approximately 70% of the time. The study results suggest this may be a useful clinical tool in routine practice for improved individualised risk estimation of bipolar spectrum disorders among the adolescent offspring of a parent with a bipolar disorder.

New study on link between autoimmunity and pain

Research Highlights

Patients with autoantibodies which target neuronal proteins can have pain as an under-recognised clinical manifestation.

Alexander Davies wins top UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship

Awards and Honours

Alex is one of eight Oxford University academics who have been awarded significant financial funding from the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships Scheme

Understanding the mechanisms involved in Alzheimer's disease

Research Highlights

A new study from the Department of Pharmacology sheds light on the link between the two major Alzheimer's disease pathologies.

Oxford Course on Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analysis: 4-6 October 2021

Events

This 3 day course, led by Professor Andrea Cipriani, will feature an engaging programme of lectures, hands-on tutorials, group discussions and supervised statistical sessions on systematic reviews and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials (RCTs).

Lecture Theatre renamed to honour Sir Colin Blakemore FRS

Awards and Honours Strategic Developments

The Large Lecture Theatre in the Sherrington Building is being renamed the Blakemore Lecture Theatre in tribute to the longest serving Waynflete Professor of Physiology Sir Colin Blakemore FRS following a prestigious Festschrift event held in Professor Blakemore's honour.

Continued ethical animal research needed to advance treatment of brain disease, researchers argue

Research Highlights Strategic Developments

More research is needed to improve the treatment of brain diseases such as depression, Alzheimer’s or ADHD. A widely held view within the scientific community is that this cannot be done without ethically conducted animal research.

The prime of Professor Dame Kay Davies

Awards and Honours

Professor Dame Kay Davies, Professor of Genetics, first woman appointed Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy at Oxford, first woman to become Head of Department for DPAG, University-wide champion of equality, and award winning scientist known for her work on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, has 'retired' after a lifetime's research, but remains Professor Emeritus at DPAG.

Ground-breaking Treatment Offers New Hope for Patients with Persecutory Delusions

Research Highlights

Feeling Safe is a new treatment programme for persecutory delusions, which promises a step change in the treatment of severe mental health problems.

The brain’s one-sided teaching signals

Research Highlights

A new study by the Lak group reveals a novel facet of dopamine signalling during visual decision making.

£36 Million Boost for AI Technologies to Revolutionise NHS Care

Major Funding Awards Research Highlights Strategic Developments

An Oxford project using artificial intelligence to develop digital triage tools for mental health clinicians (CHRONOS) is one of 38 projects support by the second wave of the NHS AI Lab's AI in Health and Care Award.

Professor Christopher Fairburn Awarded OBE for Services to the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Awards and Honours

Christopher Fairburn founded the Centre for Research on Eating Disorders (CREDO) at Oxford in 1986 and has continued pioneering work into the treatment of eating disorders.

Newborn brain scans clarify how some diseases develop

Research Highlights

Newborn brain scans from the Developing Human Connectome Project are now available online in large-scale open-source project, clarifying how some diseases develop.

New Head of the Department of Psychiatry – Professor Belinda Lennox

Research Highlights Strategic Developments

Professor Belinda Lennox has been welcomed to the role of Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford and will take over leadership in October 2021.

Sustainable funding needed to provide nursery places

Research Highlights

Extra funding should be made available for early years care in the wake of the pandemic, researchers say.

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