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Trial including Oxford will test if drug can reduce depression following brain injury

5 April 2024

Up to 50 per cent of people who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) go on to develop some form of depression in the 10 years following the injury.


Blood tests for diagnosing dementia a step closer

4 April 2024

The University of Oxford and Oxford Health Clinical Research Facility is part of country-wide trials to identify accurate and quick blood tests that can diagnose dementia.


What is Patient and Public Involvement?

30 March 2024

Everyone benefits from research. Research provides evidence about what works best. Patients, carers, people who use social care services and health & social care professionals all use this evidence to make decisions about treatments and care.


Reflections on conducting inclusive, participatory research in NHS settings

27 March 2024

Dr Roisin Mooney, Project Manager and Postdoctoral Researchers in the CHiMES Collaborative and Co-Principal Investigator of the Co-Pact study, outlines her thoughts on important considerations for inclusive research, based on her experience.


Professor Rachel Upthegrove appointed Director Designate of the Oxford Health BRC

14 March 2024

We are delighted to announce that Professor Rachel Upthegrove has been appointed as the new director designate and Senior Clinical Researcher of the Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre (OH BRC) based at the University of Oxford’s Department of Psychiatry. She will officially start in August 2024, succeeding Professor John Geddes, who has led the BRC since 2017 and will step down by the end 2024.


Access to dementia research trials to be extended across the UK

7 March 2024

The announcement comes as the government announces nearly £50 million of new funding.


Recruitment for Alzheimer’s Disease study now open at Oxford Health Clinical Research Facility (OH CRF)

22 February 2024

Alzheimer’s Disease is a type of dementia in which abnormal proteins, called beta-amyloid and tau, accumulate in the brain and damage nerve cells. People with Alzheimer’s Disease often have trouble thinking, speaking, remembering things, and performing their daily activities. This condition is common in older people and gets worse over time.


New online tool that empowers parents to treat child anxiety could expand access to child mental health services

7 February 2024

New research from the University of Oxford has revealed that an online programme that empowers parents to apply Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) principles in their child’s day to day lives is just as effective as traditional talking therapies for child anxiety problems.


New data shows prevalence of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

29 January 2024

Around 1.6% of women and girls have symptomatic Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), according to a new review of global studies.


Next step in plans for Warneford Park

8 January 2024

Plans for Warneford Park took a step forward as partners in the project signed a Conditional Option Agreement (COA) and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), agreeing how they will work together going forward.