James to speak at @royalsociety Cafe Scientifique

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This Monday, James will be discussing his research on the role the social environment plays in psychosis aetiology at the Royal Society’s latest Cafe Scientifique.

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Psychosis is a broad and complex set of mental disorders, characterised by a loss of contact with reality. Ranging from short term hallucinations to severely disruptive disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, the symptoms are wide-ranging and diverse. But how does our external environment affect the risk of experiencing a psychotic episode? And how can we study this within a population?

Dr James Kirkbride’s research seeks to answer these often complex and enigmatic questions. Join him for a discussion of the techniques that are helping to shape our understanding of psychosis and mental illness.

James appears on UCL Brain Sciences video

James has taken part in a new initiative for undergraduate students at UCL Brain Sciences to learn more about what research goes on in the Faculty. He was interviewed by Dr Jake Fairnie as part of the “Meet the Research” project. Full details of the project and recordings by other staff members are available on the Faculty website. You can watch James’ interview here (sorry about the moustache).