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Annual Science Meeting 2016

At MQ’s second Annual Science Meeting we brought together leading experts from across the world of mental health research, from a diverse range of disciplines. This meeting wasn't just a talking shop, we took on the major challenges, covering everything from childhood mental health to the inner workings of the brain. And we discussed a range of conditions, from depression to schizophrenia. 

Beginning the Annual Science Meeting was a session focused on children and young people’s mental health. Speakers from both research and policy backgrounds kicked off conversation about how research can drive improvements to outcomes and inform policy to bring meaningful changes to services. 

You can take a look at some of our speaker presentations below:

  • Luciana Berger MP, Shadow Labour Minister for Mental Health
  • Dr Miranda Wolpert, Director of the Evidence Based practice Unit, University College London
  • Professor Emily Simonoff, Head of Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, King’s College London
  • Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Shadow Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health)
  • Lisa Doughty and Emma Wilson, Young People’s Mental Health Advisory Group
  • Dr Helen Fisher, MQ Fellow, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  • Professor Mark Johnson, MQ PsyIMPACT Researcher, MRC Director, Centre for Brain & Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Baroness Tyler, Liberal Democrat Peer in the House of Lords
  • Professor Francesca Happé, Director of the MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, King’s College London

Day two of the Annual Science Meeting focused on mental health science. International researchers in the mental health field were brought together to network, knowledge share and discuss the latest developments in mental health research.

Talks were given by MQ awardees from our Fellows and PsyIMPACT programmes and covered children and young people's mental health research, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and treatment efficiency and delivery. There was a wonderful buzz of stimulating ideas and discussion and we are looking forward to continuing this next year.

Last updated: 20 December 2016

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