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 …

BDRN in Japan

Researchers in Japan have now joined the BDRN team.  BDRN Japan, led by Dr Tadufumi Kato at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Wako, is modeled on our work in the UK.  Over 100 people in Japan who have bipolar disorder have already joined the network.  Great to see BDRN going global.

BDRN team attend the 18th Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders

In July members of the BDRN team attended the 18th Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, held jointly with the 8th Biennial Congress of the International Society of Affective Disorders in Amsterdam. The conference provided the opportunity for both clinicians and researchers from across the world to present and discuss the latest leading research Read More …

BDRN at the Hay Festival

Professor Lisa Jones and Professor Ian Jones were delighted to talk about bipolar disorder and the work of BDRN at the Hay Festival in June of this year.  We are very grateful to Clare Dolman, Vice Chair of Bipolar UK, who joined them on stage to talk about her own experiences of bipolar disorder. The Hay Read More …

Bipolar Awareness Day

  In recognition of Bipolar Awareness Day (4th October) and Mental Health Day (10th October), Professor Lisa Jones and Dr Katherine Gordon-Smith, led a session for members of the public entitled ‘Understanding Bipolar Disorder’ at The Hive in Worcester – Europe’s first joint university and public library. The national charity organisation Bipolar UK also launched a Read More …

BDRN Speaking at the Hay Festival

Professor Lisa Jones and Professor Ian Jones from BDRN are speaking about bipolar disorder at the Hay Festival on Thursday 2nd June 2016.  They will be in conversation with Clare Dolman, Vice Chair of Bipolar UK. The Hay Festival is an annual literature festival that takes place in Hay-on-Wye and is widely regarded as one Read More …

Professor Ian Jones provides Eastenders storyline advice

An episode of Eastenders aired recently featuring a ground breaking storyline on postpartum psychosis written with guidance from BDRN Principal Investigator Professor Ian Jones. Over 6.2 million people watched as popular character Stacey Branning experienced a severe episode of the condition, leading to a dramatic rooftop cliffhanger that will be resolved in Monday’s episode. Professor Ian Jones and Read More …