NIHR Maudsley BRC Blog

Our latest news and events

NIHR appoints Senior Investigators for 2023

Paola Dazzan, NIHR Maudsley BRC Co-Lead for the Psychosis and Mood Disorders Theme, and Professor of Neurobiology of Psychosis and Vice Dean (International) at Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London has been appointed to the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) College of Senior Investigators for 2023 in the 16th round of the Senior Investigator competition.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 1 Mar 2023

Mental health, welfare and state support: the potential of combining different datasets

Many of us will know someone who may have been affected by a mental health difficulty and as a result has been unable to work, whether that’s temporarily or permanently. This has a huge impact on the millions of lives of those affected as well as their families, friends and colleagues, and the wider society, as it costs billions of pounds each year. In this blog, Dr Sharon Stevelink, Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, and NIHR Advanced Fellow, looks at the potential for linking data sets to understand the impact of the benefits system on mental health and work.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 16 Feb 2023

£1.3 million Wellcome funding awarded to SlowMo

SlowMo, an inclusive, digitally supported therapy for paranoia, has been awarded £1.3 million funding by Wellcome to scale up in three NHS Trusts.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 20 Jan 2023

New framework aims to unlock the potential for social media research into young people's mental health

Research funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre proposes a new framework to empower young people in providing informed consent to social media data access by researchers to better understand the relationship between social media and young people’s mental health.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 10 Jan 2023

A Year in Review 2022

This year our research hit the headlines - from the benefits of birdsong to the predictive power of genetics; while our researchers took to our blog to discuss important issues - such as improving equality in pain management and diversity in research studies. At the end of the year we launched our new BRC and research themes for 2022-27, and our new microsite - Stories of Research - shows how we are making a difference to mental health.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 19 Dec 2022