The programme for the International Clinical Trials Day has been unveiled. The day, which takes place on 20 May at the NIHR Oxford cognitive health Clinical Research Facility (based at the Warneford Hospital), offers the opportunity to come and learn more about clinical research.


09.45 – 09.55      Overview of the programme (Chair: Dr. Mary Jane Attenburrow, Consultant Psychiatrist)

09.55 – 10.05      Welcome and introduction (Martin Howell, Chairman, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust)

10.05 – 10.25      What is Research Governance? (Jennifer Lawson, Interim Research Governance Manager)

10.25 – 10:45      The NIHR Clinical Research Network and what it can do for you (Dr. Belinda Lennox, Clinical Director, NIHR Thames Valley & South Midlands Local CRN)

10.45 – 11.05       Mel’s Story :The highs and lows of clinical trials (Miss Melanie James, Research Participant)

11.05 – 11.25       Overview of the University Dept of Psychiatry & Clinical Research Facility (Professor John Geddes, Director of Research and Development)

11.25 – 11.45       Benefits of participating in research trials for clinicians and patients (Dr Andrew Molodynski, Consultant Psychiatrist, Community Adult Mental Health)

11.45 – 12.05      Preventing Alzheimer’s disease – a global initiative (Professor Simon Lovestone , Translational Neuroscience)


1.00 – 1.20          What is Research and Development? (Chair:Emma Stratful, Head of Research and Development)

1.20 – 1.40          Innovation in clinical Psychopharmacology – From placebo effect to stem cell research. (Dr. Andrea Cipriani, Consultant Psychiatrist, Senior Clinical Researcher)

1.40 – 2.00          Clinical Research from the Care Partner’s Viewpoint – An interactive session. (Mrs. Alison Nicolson, Carer of Research Participant)

2.00 – 2.20          Beating the blues: OXTEXT (Professor Guy Goodwin, Experimental Medicine and Neurobiology of Mood Disorders)

2.20 – 2.40          Predicting clinical response to antidepressant treatment with magnetic brain resonance (Dr. Beata Godlewska, Senior Clinical Research Psychiatrist, Honorary Consultant in Psychiatry)

2.40 – 3.00         Psychological treatment of sleep problems in people with mental health problems (Dr Felicity Waite, Research Clinical Psychologist)

3.00 – 3.20         What is the CRF? What do the research team do and offer? (Cindy Whitbread, Matron NIHR Oxford cognitive health Clinical Research Facility)

3.20 – 3.30         Closing Summary (Emma Stratful, Head of Research and Development)