Dr Cousins is a clinical senior lecturer and honourary Consultant Psychiatrist working in the field of academic psychiatry. He is also director of Newcastle University's Magnetic Resonance Centre. His research is focused on lithium and aims to integrate various approaches to better understand its effect on the brain.
Pete is a professor of Magnetic Resonance Physics at Newcastle university and director of the Centre for In Vivo Imaging, where the MRI scans for our studies take place. His research centres on the development of innovative MR imaging and spectroscopy methods to characterise the structure, function and physiology of human tissues and organs.
Becci is a post-doctoral researcher who is helping coordinate the clinical research aspects of the pan-European RLiNK (Response to Lithium Network) consortium. She is also interested in examining the effects of lithium at very low doses.
As a Research Assistant with a background in neuropsychological assessment and administration, Carly is involved with recruiting and screening potential participants. She has the crucial role of keeping the projects running smoothly!
The most recent addition to our team, Eilidh is an undergraduate Psychology student at Newcastle University undertaking a professional placement with us as part of her degree. She is working on the R-LiNK study, and will be involved in setting up an exciting new project (keep an eye on our website for updates on this!)
Alongside our researchers, we have a team higher psychiatric trainees working with the team, who have an important role in the recruitment and screening processes.
We also have several collaborations, both nationally and internationally.