BDRN at Science Night- The Hive, Worcester

Members of the BDRN team had an enjoyable evening holding a display at Science Night at the Hive library in Worcester. The popular annual event for families and adults featured hands-on interactive displays and free science talks. We were delighted with the numbers of children who joined in with our activities drawing pictures of what Read More …

Maternal Mental Healthcare

BDRN’s Professor Ian Jones has written a blog for The Conversation about his diagnosis on the state of maternal mental healthcare in the UK. You can read Ian’s blog here: https://theconversation.com/delivering-better-maternal-mental-health-care-a-diagnosis-73557

BDRN presentation at Mind Your Head York

Professor Lisa Jones was delighted to speak about bipolar disorder and our BDRN research at the University of York on 20th February 2017.  The event was in Mental Illness Awareness Week, part of the Mind Your Head York campaign: http://www.mindyourheadyork.org/ The aim of Mind Your Head York is to promote knowledge and understanding of mental Read More …

Francesca’s experiences with BDRN

A few months ago we introduced you to Francesca Serra who was visiting BDRN as part of her PhD studies at the University of Padua in Italy.  Francesca has now returned to Italy to complete the final stage of her PhD.  We were all very sad to say goodbye to Francesca, but our research collaboration Read More …

PhD Studentships Available

Two fully-funded PhD studentships are available in collaboration with BDRN.  Both studentships are full-time at the University of Worcester starting in October 2017. Closing date for applications is Monday 5th June 2017. Please click on each of the links for further information:   PhD Studentship: Exploring borderline personality disorder diagnosis in bipolar disorder http://www.worc.ac.uk/documents/Studentship_Advert_-_Lisa_Jones.pdf   Read More …

Postpartum Psychosis and the Menopause

BDRN’s Professor Ian Jones was recently interviewed by Jenni Murray on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and Professor Lisa Jones was interviewed for Free Radio about the relationship between the menopause and postpartum psychosis. BDRN recently presented some new research at the International Society for Bipolar Disorders Conference in Amsterdam to show that women who experience Read More …

Hello and welcome to Francesca Serra

We would like to introduce to you Francesca Serra, a visiting PhD student from the University of Padua in Italy.  Francesca will be based with the research group at the University of Worcester for six months and will be researching the clinical features associated with agitated depression among individuals with mood disorders. We will continue Read More …

BDRN team attend the Biennial Scientific Conference of the International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health

In September, BDRN members Professor Ian Jones, Dr Arianna Di-Florio and Amy Perry attended the biennial conference of the International Marcé Society in Melbourne, Australia. With a focus on maternal mental health, the Marcé conference provided a great opportunity to present our ongoing work at BDRN to other clinicians and researchers working in perinatal mental Read More …