Our Research

Our Research

View of the brain from above, courtesy of an MRI scanner

The overarching aim of our research is to better understand the effects of lithium on the brain so that it might reach its full potential in the treatment of people with bipolar disorder.


We believe that lithium is an effective and appropriate treatment for a number of mental illnesses. In bipolar disorder, a good response is seen in about a third of cases but an equal proportion do poorly with lithium. With our current research program, funded by the Medical Research Council, we are trying to understand why this is the case.


Find out more about our individual research projects:


Current Projects


Past Projects


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