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Department of Psychiatry

Our mission is to conduct world-class research, teach psychiatry to medical students, develop future researchers in our graduate programme, teach doctors in training, promote excellence in clinical practice, and develop and provide innovative clinical services.
We work in close collaboration with clinical services particularly Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, with our leading clinical and translational academics providing a link with the world-class discovery science groups working in Oxford. We are committed to the translation of scientific discovery into benefits for patients. Our role is to champion our patients' interest by making basic research applicable to the causes, the diagnosis, and the treatment of disease. We use clinical and patient observation and experience to motivate and direct basic research, where it is likely to help real life problems. We have built expertise and extensive networks in a variety of research fields from molecular biology to brain imaging, from behavioural research to epidemiology, bringing together clinicians and scientists in all our research groups, and collaborating with leading experts in other departments and institutions. We have especially strong links within Oxford Neuroscience, for example with Experimental Psychology, with the Nuffield Department for Clinical Neuroscience, the Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain (FMRIB), the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity (OHBA), and the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine and Oxford Clinical Trials.

Series associated with Department of Psychiatry

Psychiatry
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Dementia, future treatments and research Prof. Klaus Ebmeier is the Foundation Chair of Old Age Psychiatry. In this interview he gives his point of view on dementia, normal aging and why new treatments are not yet effective. Klaus Ebmeier 21 Mar 2017
2 The Microbiome and the Brain An interview with Professor Phil Burnet, who discusses his research into the influence of the gut microbiome on brain health. He talks about novel findings, potential future work, and takes questions from trainee psychiatrists and researchers. Phil Burnet 30 Jan 2017
3 Cognitive approaches to treating psychosis Professor Daniel Freeman discusses his research into how psychosis can be treated through the use of cognitive behavioural techniques Daniel Freeman 12 May 2016
4 Creative Commons Exploring psychiatry through images and objects Dr Charlotte Allan, Academic Clinical Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry, gives a talk in conjunction with the University Engagement Programme at the Ashmolean Museum. Charlotte Allan 13 Oct 2015
5 Creative Commons The Oxford Conference on Ageing and Psychiatry Closing Remarks Dr Charlotte Allan, Academic Clinical Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry, closes The Oxford Conference on Ageing and Psychiatry. Charlotte Allan 09 Oct 2015
6 Creative Commons MRC Dementia’s platform Dr Clare Mackay, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, gives a talk for the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing. Clare Mackay 09 Oct 2015
7 Creative Commons Meeting the challenges of dementia research Dr Emma O’Brien, Science Communications Officer, Alzheimer’s Research UK gives a talk for the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing. Emma O’Brien 09 Oct 2015
8 Creative Commons Brain imaging and the Whitehall II Study Prof Klaus Ebmeier, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, gives a talk for the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing. Klaus Ebmeier 09 Oct 2015
9 Creative Commons Engaging with the community Marianne Talbot, author and philospher, gives a talk for the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing. Marianne Talbot 09 Oct 2015
10 Creative Commons Ethical and legal challenges in old age psychiatry Dr Hugh Series, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Oxford Health NHS FT, gives a talk for the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing. Hugh Series 09 Oct 2015
11 Creative Commons Psychological medicine: the importance of crossing boundaries Dr Bart Sheehan, Consultant in Psychological Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT, gives the fifth talk in the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing. Bart Sheehan 08 Oct 2015
12 Creative Commons Working in low and middle income countries Dr Philip Wilkinson, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Oxford Health NHS FT, gives the fourth talk for the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing, Phillip Wilkinson 08 Oct 2015
13 Creative Commons Older people's views of integrated care Mr Chris Graham, Director of Research and Policy, Picker Institute, gives the third talk in the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing. Chris Graham 08 Oct 2015
14 Creative Commons Policy challenges in population ageing Dr Laurel Hixon, Research Fellow, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, gives the first talk for the Oxford Conference on Ageing and Psychiatry. Laurel Hixon 08 Oct 2015
15 Creative Commons The Oxford Conference on Ageing and Psychiatry Opening Remarks Dr Charlotte Allan gives the opening remarks to the Oxford Conference on Ageing and Psychiatry, held in Wolfson College, Oxford on 28th September 2015. Charlotte Allan 08 Oct 2015
16 Creative Commons Creating the evidence base for prescribing in psychiatry Associate Professor Andrea Cipriani discusses his research that involves synthesising evidence for psychiatric medications Andrea Cipriani 01 Jun 2015
17 Creative Commons Early Intervention in Psychosis Dr Matthew Broome discusses what is known about predicting the risk of transition to psychosis in high risk groups Matthew Broome 14 May 2015
18 Creative Commons Impact of genetics on neuropsychopharmacology Professor Paul Harrison discusses the genetics of mental health conditions Paul Harrison 24 Mar 2015
19 Using ketamine in treatment resistant depression Dr Rupert McShane is interviewed about his current research into the antidepressant effects of ketamine infusion Rupert McShane 24 Feb 2015
20 Creative Commons Mental health and suicide in prisons An interview with Professor Seena Fazel, who discusses his research into prison populations; their mental health problems and suicide risks. Seena Fazel 10 Feb 2015
21 Creative Commons Antidepressants, neurobiology and therapeutics Professor Phil Cowen discusses the neurobiological basis of antidepressants and future treatment mechanisms Phil Cowen 08 Dec 2014
22 Creative Commons Psychological mechanisms of antidepressants An interview with Catherine Harmer, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford discussing her research investigating the psychological mechanisms of anti-depressant drug action. Catherine Harmer 02 Jul 2014
23 Creative Commons The mental health of refugee and asylum seeking children An interview with Dr Mina Fazel, senior research fellow and consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry, discussing her research developing school-based mental health services. Mina Fazel 17 Jun 2014
24 Creative Commons Measuring social outcomes in psychiatry Francis Vergunst is a DPhil student at Oxford University. He speaks to Dr Daniel Maughan about his research into how mental health care affects social outcomes such as housing and employment. Francis Vergunst 14 Apr 2014
25 Creative Commons Continuity of care Stephen Puntis is a DPhil student at Oxford University. He speaks to Dr Daniel Maughan about his research into the benefits of continuity of care for patients with severe and enduring mental illness. Stephen Puntis 14 Apr 2014
26 Creative Commons Assertive outreach in psychiatry Dr Thurston is a psychiatrist at Oxford who has worked in assertive outreach for many years. He discusses the benefits of assertive outreach and their place in modern psychiatry and gives an overview of how psychiatry has changed over the past 20 years. David Thurston 25 Mar 2014
27 Creative Commons Suicide Assessment Professor Hawton is a world leading expert in suicide research. He has written books on the subject and has contributed to UK policy in this area. He speaks to Dr Daniel Maughan about this controversial area of psychiatric research. Keith Hawton 25 Mar 2014
28 Creative Commons Sustainable mental health An introduction to key aspects of sustainable mental health, and how this can be applied across the NHS more widely. Daniel Maughan 21 Jan 2014
29 Creative Commons The causes of early onset psychosis An interview with Dr Lennox discussing her career in academic psychiatry, and her current research into the causes of early onset psychosis. Belinda Lennox 21 Jan 2014
30 Creative Commons Psychological medicine Interview with Professor Sharpe about psychological medicine and his randomised controlled trial investigating the treatment of depression in people with cancer. Michael Sharpe 15 Oct 2013
31 Creative Commons Community treatment orders An interview with Professor Burns about social psychiatry and his randomised controlled trial into community treatment orders. Tom Burns 15 Oct 2013
32 Creative Commons Dementia An overview of the aetiology, clinical diagnosis and management of dementia. Charlotte Allan, Daniel Maughan 15 Oct 2013
33 Creative Commons Delirium An overview of the clinical diagnosis, investigation and management of delirium. Charlotte Allan, Daniel Maughan 15 Oct 2013
34 Creative Commons Anxiety disorders An overview of the aetiology, clinical diagnosis and management of anxiety disorders. Charlotte Allan, Daniel Maughan 15 Oct 2013
35 Creative Commons Schizophrenia An overview of the aetiology, clinical diagnosis and management of schizophrenia. Charlotte Allan, Daniel Maughan 15 Oct 2013
36 Creative Commons Bipolar Disorder An overview of the aetiology, clinical diagnosis and management of bipolar disorder. Charlotte Allan, Daniel Maughan 15 Oct 2013