NIHR Maudsley BRC Blog

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How to Do Research and How to Be a Researcher

A new book by Professor Robert Stewart, Informatics Deputy Theme Lead at the BRC, offering accessible, engaging advice on how to do research has been published this month by Oxford University Press.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 2 Dec 2022

Feeling chirpy: Being around birds is linked to lasting mental health benefits

New research from King’s College London has found that seeing or hearing birds is associated with an improvement in mental wellbeing that can last up to eight hours.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 27 Oct 2022

NIHR Maudsley BRC receives new investment from Government

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has awarded £41 million to the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London. The NIHR funding is for five years from 1 December 2022 to 30 November 2027.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 14 Oct 2022

New study reveals possible brain mechanisms behind COVID-19 delirium

Researchers from King’s College London have shown that when brain cells are directly exposed to blood taken from COVID-19 patients with delirium, there is an increase in cell death and a decrease in the generation of new brain cells. Delirium represents a state of confusion indicating that, in these patients, the COVID-19 infection had impacted the brain.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 5 Oct 2022

The power of co-production: Building service user research skills with the Recovery College

Rachel Holden, Clinical Psychologist at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, and Nick Hunter, Peer Recovery Trainer at the Recovery College, have been working with clinicians, researchers and service users to develop a novel approach to co-produced research in collaboration with the Recovery College at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 28 Sep 2022