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The Mood Disorders Research Group focuses on investigations of bipolar disorder and other related affective and psychotic illnesses, such as schizoaffective disorder and postpartum psychosis.  Our broad aims are to investigate genetic and other factors that may contribute to the causes of these illnesses.  It is hoped that by increasing our understanding of these factors, developments may be made in the prevention and treatment of these debilitating disorders. 

If you would like further information about any aspects of our research or about volunteering to participate please click on the links below.  You can contact us by clicking on the 'Contact Us' link. We would be delighted to hear from you.

Please also 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