2023 Programme Schedule and Recordings

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Access recordings below - please note that these become accessible around 1-2 weeks after the webinar has taken place.

Friday 8th December



Examining Early Risk Factors for Psychosis Spectrum Symptoms Using ABCD Data

Prof Nicole Karcher

Instructor in Psychiatry, Washington University, St. Louis


Friday 1st December



Avatar Therapy: Making the invisible, tangible: using avatars to help people with distressing voices

Prof Rus-Calafell

Clinical Psychology and Digital Psychotherapy, Mental Health Research and Treatment Center, Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum


Friday 24th November


The role of adolescent self-harm in early detection and intervention

Professor Michael Kaess

Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Bern

Director of the University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Bern, Switzerland

Friday 17th November



Digital Mental Health: Challenges and next steps

Dr Katharine Smith

Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist

Clinical Lead, NIHR Oxford Health Clinical Research Facility, Research Delivery Team, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Friday 10th November



Evolutionary Theory Can Advance and Revitalise the Biopsychosocial Model

Dr Riadh Abed (FRCPsych)

Retired Psychiatrist and Senior Clinical Lecturer

Chair of the Section of Evolutionary Psychiatry at the WPA Co-editor of ‘Evolutionary Psychiatry: Current Perspectives on Evolution and Mental Health’

Friday 3rd November


Understanding the Role of Social Media in Youth Mental Health Help-Seeking: Case Examples of Dissociative Symptoms

Dr Leslie Horton

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Principal Investigator, Youth Emotions, Thoughts, and Interactions Lab (YETI Lab) Director, Hope Team University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Friday 27th October



Mindfulness for Life

Prof Willem Kuyken

Ritblat Professor of Mindfulness and Psychological Science, University Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital


Friday 20th October


Irritability in young people: Its clinical importance and management

Dr Katharina Kircanski

Staff Scientist and Chief of Experimental and Quantitative Methods, National Institute of Mental Health Emotion and Development Branch (NIMH EDB), United States

Friday 13th October


Clinical and methodological challenges on the pharmacological maintenance treatment of schizophrenia

Dr Giovanni Ostuzzi

MD, PhD Assistant Professor, WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health and Service Evaluation Department of Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences Section of Psychiatry, University of Verona, Italy

Friday 6th October


Lifecourse and Intergenerational Health Consequences of Historical Trauma from South African Apartheid 

Dr Andrew Wooyoung Kim

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley SAMRC Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit (DPHRU), University of the Witwatersrand


Friday 29th September


Reducing Self-harm in Adolescents: An Individual Participant Data meta-analysis

Prof David Cottrell

Emeritus Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry University of Leeds


Friday 22nd September 


Sakshi and Dhyana: the origin of mindfulness-based therapies

Prof Swaran Singh

Professor of Social and Community Psychiatry WMS - Health Sciences Warwick Medical School


Friday 15th September


WARN-D: building a personalized early warning system for depression

Dr Eiko Fried

Associate Professor Department of Clinical Psychology Leiden University


Friday 8th September


Major mental illness; how does it affect physical health

Prof Fiona Gaughran

Lead Consultant Psychiatrist, National Psychosis Service and Director of Research and Development, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Professor of Physical Health and Clinical Therapeutics in Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London

Theme Lead Applied Informatics, NIHR Applied Research Collaboration, South London


Friday 1st September


The problem with mental health interventions in schools

Dr Lucy Foulkes

Prudence Trust Research Fellow, Dept of Experimental Psychology Supernumerary Fellow, St John's College University of Oxford


Break for August

Friday 28th July


Scaling-up Health-Arts Programmes: the largest study in the world bringing arts-based mental health interventions into a national health service

Dr Kristi Sawyer

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Perinatal Psychiatry IoPPN, King’s College London

Friday 21st July


Sink or Swim: Demonstrating the Impact of a Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Service

Dr Patricia Ibeziako

Associate Chief for Clinical Services and Director of the Quality Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Boston Children’s Hospital

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


Friday 14th July



Beyond Telehealth: Advances in Digital Mental Health Research and Practical Clinical Considerations for Smartphone Apps in Care

Dr John Torous MD MBI

Director of the Digital Psychiatry Division, Staff Psychiatrist and Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BDIMC)


Friday 7th July


The biopsychosocial model: not dead but in need of revival

Dr Simon Williamson

Academic Clinical Fellow in General Psychiatry, University of Warwick

Core Psychiatry Trainee, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Friday 30th June



Exclusion Culture & Moral Injury

Dr Chloe Beale

Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist

Homerton Psychological Medicine, Homerton University Hospital

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Wolfson Institute, QMUL


Friday 23rd June



Psychodynamic Approaches to Schizophrenia

Dr Mark L. Ruffalo


Instructor of Psychiatry, University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Adjunct Instructor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine


Friday 16th June



ADHD over the life course among girls and women

Dr Jessica Agnew-Blais

Lecturer in Psychology

School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences, Queen Mary University London


Friday 9th June



Climate change, biodiversity loss and mental health: a global perspective

Prof Paolo Cianconi (Md Phd Ma)

Clinical Psychiatrist, Mental Health Department ASL Roma1 Regina Coeli Prison Phd neuroscience Catholic University of the Sacred Heart Rome


Friday 2nd June


Psychotropic medication in pregnancy and lactation and early development of exposed children

Prof Sarah Kittel-Schneider 

Head of Developmental Psychiatry
Centre of Mental Health
Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine
University Hospital Würzburg


Friday 26th May


Recovering from body image disturbances in anorexia nervosa

Manja Engel

PhD student | Neuropsychologist  | Utrecht University | Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences | Experimental Psychology 


Friday 19th May


Modular Interventions in Children with Chronic Illness: the Mental Health Interventions for Children with Epilepsy (MICE) Trial

Dr Sophie Bennett 

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
KCL Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Honorary Associate Professor
Population, Policy & Practice Dept
UCL GOS Institute of Child Health


Friday 12th May

Online remote behavioural intervention for tics (ORBIT) trial: The voyage from research to practice

Dr Charlotte Hall

Principal Research Fellow

NIHR MindTech MedTech Cooperative

University of Nottingham

Dr Tara Murphy

Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist
Co-lead of the Tic Disorder and Paediatric Neuropsychology Services, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust



WARN-D: building a personalized early warning system for depression

Dr Eiko Fried

Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, Leiden University


Friday 28th April

Psychiatry and Mental Illness in Popular Culture: The case of Spanish popular music

Dr Fabián Pavez

Psychiatrist, Mental Health Centre of Lorca (Health Service of Murcia, Spain)

Dr Adelaida Barros Cajdler

Psychiatrist, The Catholic University of Chile


Friday 21st April

'Self-binding directives' - should it be possible to request involuntary treatment in advance?

Dr Tania Gergel

Director of Research at Bipolar UK

Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University College London

Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London


Friday 14th April

Studying autonomic arousal and emotional regulation to further understand neurodevelopmental conditions

Dr Alessio Bellato

Assistant Professor & Course Director, MSc Developmental Disorders Director of Postgraduate Studies, University of Nottingham Malaysia


Friday 7th April - Break for Good Friday

Friday 31st March

Risk, Resilience and Bullying

Prof Lucy Bowes

Professor of Developmental Psychopatholpogy, Department of Experimental Psychology

University of Oxford Fellow of Magdalen College, University of Oxford

Principal Investigator of oRANGE Lab


Friday 24th March



Psychopathology of Rare & Unusual Syndromes

Prof Femi Oyebode


Former Professor of Psychiatry and Head of Department, University of Birmingham


Friday 10th March



Climate Change and Mental Health in Africa

Prof Lukoye Atwoli

Professor and Dean, Medical College East Africa
Associate Director, Brain and Mind Institute
The Ag‚Äča Khan University
Medical College East Africa


Friday 3rd March



Why are girls less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD 

Dr Joanna Martin

Research Fellow, Health and Care Research Wales/NIHR Advanced Fellow, Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health, Cardiff University


24 February 2023



Mental Health of Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Dr Matthew Hodes

Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Westminster Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Division of Psychiatry, Imperial College London


17 February 2023


Difficult to Treat Depression: A Reconceptualization of Treatment Resistant Depression of Clinical Significance

Prof Hamish McAllister-Williams

Professor of Affective Disorders in the Northern Centre for Mood Disorders, Translational and Clinical Research Institute, Newcastle University
Lead for the Mental Health, Dementia and Neurodegenerative Disorders Research Theme at the University


10 February 2023


ADHD in primary care and the risks associated with a lack of diagnosis 

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Dr Blandine French

Research Fellow on Optima Trial, The Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham


03 February 2023


OCD in Youth: From Conceptualization to Treatment 

Dr Katherine Durham

Clinical Psychologist, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Director of Clinical Training for the Translational Research on Affective Disorders and Suicide Laboratory


27 January 2023


Understanding and treating panic disorder in adolescents

Dr Polly Waite

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford
Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust


20 January 2023


‘Broken from the top-down': the work-related experiences of community healthcare workers during the COVID-19 response 

Dr Shane O’Donnell

Research Scientist & Newman Fellow, Coordinator of H2020 OPEN Project, School of Sociology/School of Medicine, University College Dublin

13 January 2023


Single session interventions: A scalable way to expand access to early help for adolescent depression?

Dr Maria Loades

Clinical Psychologist
Senior Lecturer/Clinical Tutor and NIHR Research Fellow
Department of Psychology
University of Bath