Head shots of members of the Mood Disorders Research Group
The Bipolar Disorder Research Network logo


We founded the UK Bipolar Disorder Research Network with our colleagues at Cardiff University. With support from two of the world’s leading medical research charities, the Wellcome Trust and the Stanley Medical Research Institute, more than 7000 people have already participated in our research programme, which is now the largest individual such study anywhere in the world.

We are extremely grateful to everyone who has taken part in our research – without their help the research simply would not happen. Every person who helps will bring the possibility of much-needed scientific advances nearer. 

If you have bipolar disorder and would be interested in participating in our research, we would be delighted to hear from you. Taking part involves an interview lasting up an hour and a half and completion of a questionnaire pack. In some cases, we may ask if you would be willing to provide a small blood sample.


A presentation about some of the latest BDRN findings by Dr Katherine Gordon-Smith


If you would like more information, please contact us at: moodresearch@worc.ac.uk or 01905 54 2880