BDRN PhD student wins research prize

In October 2019, one of our PhD students, Jo Johnson, travelled to Harrogate for the Unite-CPHVA (Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association) annual conference to present some of the findings from her research which seeks to understand perinatal mental healthcare referral decisions among health visitors and midwives. The conference was well attended by health visitors Read More …

Presenting our research on physical activity and mood to the Midlands Partnership NHS Trust

In July 2019, one of our PhD research students, Gemma McCullough, delivered a seminar on her early research findings on physical activity and mood in bipolar disorder to clinical staff at the Midlands Partnership Trust in Stafford. The seminar was very well attended by staff from various specialties, including mental health nurses, psychiatrists and physiotherapists. Read More …

Postgraduate Research Conference: University of Worcester 20 June 2019

There was fantastic representation from BDRN at the annual University of Worcester postgraduate research conference yet again this year. We are very proud of our BDRN PhD students – Kim Caldwell, Krista Easton, Jo Johnson, Gemma McCullough and Emma Radclyffe all presented their work.  Kim, Gemma and Emma won prizes for their presentations (see photographs Read More …

Genome-wide association study identifies 30 genes linked to bipolar disorder

A global team of researchers have identified 30 areas of the human genome where variations in genetic code can increase the risk of developing bipolar disorder. The study, conducted by the Bipolar Disorder Workgroup of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, compared genetic variations in over 29,000 people with bipolar disorder, including more than 4,000 from the Read More …