NIHR Maudsley BRC Blog

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King’s College London announced winner of the Government’s AI Fairness Innovation Challenge

A project led by Dr Zina Ibrahim, Senior Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, has won the Government’s artificial intelligence (AI) Fairness Innovation Challenge. The winning project will use AI to address bias in early warning systems used to predict cardiac arrest in hospital wards. 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 9 Feb 2024

Patterns of brain connectivity differ between pre-term and term babies

A new King’s College London scanning study of 390 babies has shown distinct patterns between term and preterm babies in the dynamic (moment-to-moment) connectivity of brain networks. Supported by Wellcome and the National institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre, this is the first study to analyse how the communication between brain areas changes moment-to-moment in the first few weeks of life.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 8 Feb 2024

FREED launches online training resources to ease transition from child to adult eating disorder services

The transition from child to adult mental health eating disorders services can be challenging for service users and staff, however it can also offer opportunities to take a fresh approach to someone’s treatment and care. FREED (First Episode Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders) has launched online learning resources for professionals to be able to offer improved support during this time.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 7 Feb 2024

Pioneering link between census data and electronic mental health records

Researchers at King's College London, supported by the NIHR Maudsley BRC, are the first research team in England to link electronic mental healthcare records to census data, at an individual level. Published in the ‘BMJ Open’ and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) the study involved linking de-identified data (with personal information removed) of 459,374 patients from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust to census data from 2011.


By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 5 Feb 2024

Study estimates number of patients for potential new Alzheimer’s disease treatments

Researchers from King’s College London, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) have collaborated to model how many patients might receive new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, currently under review.


By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 1 Feb 2024