Meet the Team

The BDRN research team members are based at the both Cardiff University and the University of Worcester.

Professor Ian Jones

Principal Investigator

Ian is Professor of Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist at Cardiff University. He is Director of the National Centre for Mental Health.

Professor Lisa Jones

Principal Investigator

Lisa is Professor of Psychological Medicine at the University of Worcester, where she is Principal Investigator of the Mood Disorders Research Group.

Professor Nick Craddock

Principal Investigator

Nick is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Cardiff University and Visiting Professor of Psychiatry at Oxford University.

Dr Katherine Gordon-Smith

Senior Research Fellow

Katherine is Senior Research Fellow in Psychological Medicine at the University of Worcester, where she is a senior member of the Mood Disorders Research Group.

Dr Liz Forty

Lecturer in Psychiatry

Liz is Lecturer in Psychiatry at Cardiff University, where she is a senior member of the Mood Disorders Research Group.

Dr Arianna DiFlorio

Research Psychiatrist

Arianna is currently a visiting scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the United States.

Christine Fraser

Research Assistant

Christine has worked as a Research Assistant with the BDRN for 16 years, conducting telephone and face to face interviews with participants.

Amy Perry

Research Associate

Amy is a Research Associate at the University of Worcester, where she is a member of the Mood Disorders Research Group.

Sarah Knott

Research Associate

Sarah is a Research Associate at the University of Worcester. Her research looks to explore the relationship between bipolar disorder and the neurological disorders, migraine and epilepsy.

Katie Lewis

PhD Student

Katie is a PhD student at Cardiff University. Her research explores how disruptions to sleep might impact individuals with bipolar disorder.

Holly Pearce

Assistant Research Psychologist

Holly is an Assistant Research Psychologist at Cardiff University, working for both the National Centre for Mental Health and the Bipolar Disorder Research Network.

Gemma Mccullough

PhD Student

Gemma is a PhD student at the University of Worcester.

Rebecca Lynch

Administrator

Rebecca is Administrator to the Mood Disorders Research Group, based at Cardiff University.

Lizzie Ludlow

Senior Administrator

Lizzie joined the Mood Disorders Research Group at the University of Worcester as Senior Administrator in April 2016.