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The Department of Psychiatry aims to deliver major benefits for people with mental and cognitive health problems – including primary prevention. The department uses clinical and patient observation and experience to motivate and direct basic research, where it is likely to help real life problems. The department has built expertise and extensive networks in a variety of research fields including; adult disorders, ageing and dementia, child and adolescent psychiatry, epidemiology, ethics and society, experimental medicine, neuroimaging, psychological medicine, and psychological therapies.