Dr Wilf Assin
Dr Radha Bhat
Dr Scott Cherry
Dr Jennifer Cooke
Dr Adrian Galea
Dr Daniel Hume
Dr Lisa Page
Dr Hugh Williams
Psychiatry at BSMS has strengths in affective neuroscience, biological psychiatry, neuropsychiatry and psychological medicine. Neuroimaging research programmes run by Prof Hugo Critchley, Dr Nick Medford, Dr Ayana Gibbs and Dr Neil Harrison seek to define brain mechanisms underpinning normal and aberrant behaviours in psychiatric and neurological populations.
Dr Ayana Gibbs and Dr Richard Whale lead on psychopharmacological research, Prof Hugo Critchley leads in psychosomatic medicine, and Dr Neil Harrison leads in psychoneuroimmunology. A shared interest in emotional neuroscience is complemented by clinical and applied research strengths in affective disorders (Dr Richard Bowskill).
BSMS Psychiatry is a partner in the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex which supports research into dissociation in psychosis, self representation, awareness and disintegration (Radulescu, Critchley, Medford). Clinical academics also run specialist (research-active) clinical services within Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust; including Neuropsychiatry Clinic (Medford), Neurobehavioural Clinic (Critchley, Harrison), Forensic Prison Psychiatry (Gibbs), Old Age (Tabet), and First Episode Psychosis (Whale). BSMS Psychiatry is linked to the Sussex Psychosis Interest Group.
BSMS has built a strong research and clinical relationship with the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in the area of psychiatry.