NIHR Maudsley BRC Blog

Our latest news and events

Digital training programme improves quality of life for care residents with dementia – even during the Covid-19 pandemic

Quality of life for people with dementia living in residential and nursing home care substantially improved after staff took part in a digital training programme that was specially adapted to Covid-19 restrictions. The training also led to a significant drop in the prescription of potentially harmful sedative medications to residents.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 20 Dec 2023

2023: A year in review

This year marked the launch of our research themes (2022-27) campaign, and a number of projects to showcase and enable research taking place throughout our host organisations, such as a photography exhibition in the Maudsley Hospital and the launch of an NIHR Research Support Service at King's College London.

We made the headlines - from the news that 1 in 5 of us experience misophonia, to the links between mental illness and shorter life spans. Our blog explored topical issues, looking at how we can develop an ethical AI for healthcare, and the impact of the welfare system on mental health, among other subjects.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 15 Dec 2023

Changing Lives through Research photography exhibition

The Changing Lives through Research photography exhibition captures images of research from across the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. It includes portraits of Research Champions, colleagues from across the Joint Research and Development (R&D) Office for the Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), staff from the NIHR Maudsley BRC, and representation across the workforce – clinical, academic, corporate and beyond.


By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 1 Dec 2023

Breaking down barriers: Advancing gender equity in psychiatry

Professional development in psychiatry, as in other fields, has its challenges but are they experienced differently across genders? Our NIHR Maudsley BRC Champion for Culture, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Dr Pinto da Costa recently co-authored a study published in the journal European Psychiatry surveying over 500 psychiatrists on the gender-specific challenges currently faced by the profession. In this blog she discusses the insights from the study and calls for a more inclusive and equitable future.


By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 20 Nov 2023

Interview with Professor Mitul Mehta, Director of the Centre for Innovative Therapeutics (C-FIT)

Mitul Mehta is the Director of the Centre for Innovative Therapeutics, Professor of Neuroimaging & Psychopharmacology at King’s College London, and Lead of the NIHR Maudsley BRC's theme in Experimental Medicine and Novel Therapeutics.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 17 Nov 2023