NCMD Research Seminar Series


NCMD Research Seminar Programme

The Northern Centre for Mood Disorders (NCMD) was launched in 2015 with a remit to increase research into mood disorders, foster best clinical practice and support related educational activities for health care professionals and the general public.

Following on from an excellent cross-theme symposium on fatigue hosted by the NCMD last week, I am delighted to announce that we are relaunching the NCMD seminar programme next week. The NCMD seminar programme is open to all University and NHS based clinicians and academics interested in research and the treatment of mood disorders and related conditions.

The seminars will commence on Friday June 9th 2023. These will continue to be held online via Microsoft Teams on Friday lunchtimes 12-1pm, but will now run weekly during term-time. A recurring calendar invite will be sent, as well as a weekly reminder email with the upcoming agenda.

We have put together an exciting program of inter-disciplinary talks spanning psychiatry, psychology, neuroscience, and public health. Talks will be delivered by internal and external speakers ranging from established researchers to postgraduate students. The draft program for summer 2023 can be found below. Topics this term include sleep, nutrition, psychopharmacology, brain stimulation, neuroimagingand neuropsychology. We will finish the series with Dr Maria Balaet from Imperial College who is using data from the Great British Intelligence test to study the effects of psychedelics on mental health and cognitive function.

From autumn we will be adding a termly data science meeting, as well as sessions aimed at junior researchers (covering career pathways, funding and research skills). If you have any topics you would like to see covered in future, would like to volunteer to give a talk or to suggest a guest speaker please get in touch (

Lastly, if you are aware of any colleagues or trainees that would like to be added to the NCMD mailing list please contact Samantha Jewell, Research administration support (