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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.

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.

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.

£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

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.

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

Research Highlights Strategic Developments

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Future of Mindfulness research at Oxford secured with new professorship

Strategic Developments

A generous gift from The Sir John Ritblat Family Foundation has enabled the creation of a new Professorship in Mindfulness and Psychological Science.

New small bore MRI scanner

Strategic Developments

The new small-animal scanner for the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging is lifted into place at the Biomedical Services Building

New 'MRC talks' podcast - Career Inspirations

Public Engagement Strategic Developments

The new MRC talks podcast tells Professor Daniel Freeman’s career story – helping to improve lives through medical research.

6th Course on Network Meta-Analysis: 24-26 June 2019

Events Strategic Developments

Led by Professor Andrea Cipriani the 3-day interactive course will give participants knowledge and practical skills on how to understand, critically appraise and publish a network meta-analysis.

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