Meet some of the BDRN research team members who are based at both Cardiff University and the University of Worcester.
Professor Ian Jones
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
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
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.
Professor Arianna DiFlorio
Professor of Psychiatry
Arianna is Professor of Psychiatry and honorary consultant psychiatrist and is continuing the longstanding work on bipolar disorder genetics.
Dr Katie Swaden Lewis
Katie is a Research Associate at Cardiff University. Her research explores how disruptions to sleep might impact individuals with bipolar disorder.
Dr Amy Perry
Amy is a Research Associate at the University of Worcester, where she is a member of the Mood Disorders Research Group.
Dr Francesca Serra
Honorary Research Fellow in Psychological Medicine
Francesca is a Honorary Research Fellow with the Mood Disorders Research Group, based at University of Worcester.
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.
Emma is a PhD student at the University of Worcester, examining the relationship between borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder.
Krista is a PhD student at the University of Worcester.
Alice is a PhD student at the University of Worcester
Some of our recent PhD graduates:
Dr Gemma McCullough – Physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and mood symptoms, in people living with bipolar disorder. https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/11413/
Dr Joanne Johnson – Understanding perinatal mental healthcare referral decisions among midwives and health visitors. https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/11553/
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss undertaking PhD research with us. We have a number of PhD projects that are ready to go, including:
– Trauma (both childhood and adult trauma) and bipolar disorder
– Suicidality and bipolar disorder
– Emotional intelligence and bipolar disorder
– Autoimmune diseases and bipolar disorder