Oxford Health and Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry researchers presented their work to the public at the BRC Public Open Day on Thursday 21st April.

Visitors to our stall got to try out the new mood-tracking app used in the COMET study, which explores changes in mood and cognitive function in those with and without mood disorders. Other attractions included the chance to try some ‘brain surgery’, by assembling a 3D model of the brain.

Researchers such as our R&D head, Professor John Geddes, and Dr Ivan Koychev, a specialist in Alzheimer’s Disease, were on hand to explain the intricacies of the brain and answer questions posed by the many interested visitors at our stall.

Also present were staff working at the our Clinical Research Facility, which provides clinical and scientific resources and patient facilities that enable cutting-edge research with patients. The facility is located at the heard of the Oxford Health Campus at our Warneford site, and will shortly be hosting an open day: watch this space for more information coming soon!