NIHR Maudsley BRC researchers in Parade of Stars

Researchers from the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) took part in the annual Parade of Stars event at King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience on Wednesday 26 April.

The event, which celebrates staff and student research from across the Institute, is a showcase of exciting and innovative research.  It celebrates academic excellence and offers researchers at all levels – from student to professor – the opportunity to present their work to colleagues and visitors.

From the NIHR Maudsley BRC, Dr Gail Gilchrist spoke about advancing theory and treatment approaches for men in treatment for substance use who perpetrate intimate partner violence (Programme ADVANCE).

Dr Grainne McAlonan talked about the brain in autism across the life spectrum, outlining how researchers are uncovering the earliest signs of autism and new approaches to shifting brain biology.

The final NIHR Maudsley BRC presentation came from Dr Sara Hitchman, who spoke about her research into standardising packaging of tobacco products.

As part of its remit to support the next generation of researchers, the NIHR Maudsley BRC also sponsored two of the eight Independent Researcher Awards presented at the event.  These awards recognise an independently-developed grant proposal for a small pilot study, and allow the winner to undertake the preparatory work needed for a future fellowship application.

The winners of the BRC-sponsored awards were Dr Faith Matcham and Dr Emma Molyneaux.  Dr Matcham’s award will allow her to undertake early research into how the RADAR-CNS platform for wearable technology can be used to assess rheumatoid arthritis patients.  Dr Molyneux’s award will allow her to visit the University of Melbourne, working with Professor George Patton to examine mechanisms for the persistence of mental health problems from adolescence into parenthood.

The event was co-hosted by Dr Thalia Eley, who is funded by the NIHR Maudsley BRC, Professor Patrick Leman, acting Executive Dean for the IoPPN, and Professor Carmine Pariante, who leads the NIHR Maudsley BRC’s mood disorders research theme.

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By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 2 May 2017, 14:40 PM

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