The Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: School of Medicine

Abstract

The goal of the Centre is to understand the genetics of a range of common causes of psychiatric disorders and dementia and to use this understanding to improve the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. Genes play an important role in disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, attention deficit disorder, Alzheimer disease and Parkinson disease. The genetics of these common disorders is complex and it is likely that many genes are involved. However, using modern genetic methods it is now possible to begin to identify the specific genetic abnormalities that underlie common diseases. The core of the Centre?s mission over the next 5 years will be to continue work aimed at identifying genes underlying all of the above disorders. However, there will be an increasing emphasis upon using the knowledge gained to benefit patients via improved understanding of disease mechanisms, better diagnosis and ultimately the development of new treatments.

Technical Summary

The overarching mission of the proposed Centre will be to use genetics and genomics to inform our understanding of the aetiology, pathogenesis and classification of the major psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders, and to train a cadre of clinical and non-clinical scientists capable of delivering the discovery and translational agenda.

Research will focus upon common psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. It will be organised around 5 major themes.
1. Psychosis and Major Affective Disorders- schizophrenia, bipolar and unipolar mood disorders;
2. Neurodegenerative Disorders- Alzheimer?s disease, Huntington?s disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Parkinson?s Disease;
3. Developmental Disorders- dyslexia, ADHD, childhood depression, pre-natal environmental influences on behaviour;
4. Genetic Mouse Models- genetics of impulsive behaviours, familial dementias (Alzheimer?s Disease, FTDP-17), sex chromosome effects on behaviour, genomic imprinting, behavioural epigenetics;
5. Biostatistics and Bioinformatics- this supports research in the above areas. This will be consolidated and developed, particularly in regard to bioinformatics, by institutional and MRC support if Centre status is awarded.

Our objectives over the next five years are to deploy the new opportunities afforded by technological advances and large sample sizes to identify new risk genes for psychiatric disorders and to explore the impact of specific genes across diagnostic boundaries and in relation to specific symptoms and dimensions. While much of the Centre?s work will remain focused on the identification of risk genes, we envisage an increasing emphasis on translational work over the next 5 years. The latter will be built upon a number of existing projects as well as several new strategic appointments and collaborations.

We request funding in order to: 1) enhance our training capability in particular by establishing a 4 year Centre PhD programme, 2) establish a new senior post in Bioinformatics at Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level in order to enhance our ability to compete in a very data rich environment, and to deliver the added value arising from our synergistic research programmes as well as to our training agenda, 3) establish an innovative public engagement and communications strategy in order to bring the results of our research closer to the patient and to application, 4) develop collaborations allowing us to explore the factors that mediate the effects of risk genes on clinical phenotypes in longitudinal, population-based cohorts.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description Academy Medical Sciences Council Member
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Academy Medical Sciences Fellow
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Academy Medical Sciences Wales Ambassador
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description EPAD LCS sample access committe
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Early Intervention for Psychosis in Wales
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact I sit on the Welsh Early Intervention in Psychosis steering and advisory group. This is led by Public Health Wales and oversees a commitment of £1M from Welsh government which has been committed in recent years following consultation and lobbying by the national group on which I am the psychiatric lead.
 
Description Medicines Discovery Institute MDI
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description NMHRI management
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Paper in Archives of Disease in Childhood entitled "What causes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Stem cells for HD (SC4HD)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Welsh Assembly Government Advisory Group on Dementia
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description A stem cell model to study human cortical interneuron function
Amount £556,602 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/L020807/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2017
 
Description ABBUK Brains for Dementia Research Programme (extension)
Amount £404,390 (GBP)
Funding ID 504291 
Organisation Alzheimer’s Brain Bank UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2013 
End 03/2018
 
Description Autophagic dysfunction in cellular models on inherited MND/FTLD
Amount £179,505 (GBP)
Funding ID Blake/Mar12/815-791 
Organisation Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2012 
End 09/2015
 
Description Behaviour and neurophysiological effects of schizophrenia risk genes: A multi-locus pathway based approach
Amount £704,571 (GBP)
Organisation Wessex Medical Research 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2013 
End 03/2017
 
Description Brains for Demention Research Programme
Amount £225,571 (GBP)
Organisation Alzheimer's Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2013 
End 03/2018
 
Description CRESTAR - Pharmacogenomic biomarkers as clinical decision making tools for clozapine treatment of schizophrenia
Amount £780,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 279227 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 11/2011 
End 10/2015
 
Description CUBRIC - Advancing the frontiers of neuroimaging in experimental medicine
Amount £6,700,929 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2014 
End 11/2017
 
Description CUBRIC 2 - Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre
Amount £1,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Wolfson Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2014 
End 11/2017
 
Description CUROP: Summer projects
Amount £1,360 (GBP)
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2014 
End 06/2015
 
Description Cardiff Network Centre Grant
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Alzheimer's Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2014 
End 08/2017
 
Description Chronic irritability in ADHD: Examining clinical and genetic links with depression (Olga Eyre)
Amount £196,865 (GBP)
Funding ID 104408/Z/14/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2017
 
Description Clinical Neuro-Immunological Aspects of Rapidly Evolving MS Syndromes
Amount £341,490 (GBP)
Organisation Sanofi 
Department Genzyme Corporation
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 06/2008 
End 10/2016
 
Description Clinical Research Assistantship
Amount £35,000 (GBP)
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2015
 
Description Clinical research training fellowship
Amount £246,000 (GBP)
Organisation Epilepsy Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2013 
End 02/2016
 
Description DEFINE - Defining Endophenotypes from Integrated Neurosciences.
Amount £2,739,223 (GBP)
Funding ID 100202/Z/12/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2013 
End 08/2018
 
Description DEFINE-Defining Endophenotypes from Integrated Neurosciences
Amount £5,234,843 (GBP)
Funding ID 100202/Z/12/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2018
 
Description Defining genetic, polygenic and environmental risk for Alzheimer's disease using multiply powerful cohorts, focussed epigenetics and stem cells
Amount £810,998 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/L501517/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2017
 
Description Defining the disturbance in cortical glutamate and GABA function in psychosis, its origins and consequences, Experimental Medicine Challenge
Amount £4,252,721 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/K020803/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2014 
End 02/2018
 
Description Dementias Platform
Amount £6,618,190 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2014 
End 06/2019
 
Description Developing targeted pharmaceutical strategies for restoring hippocampal learning in temporal lobe epilepsy
Amount £250,589 (GBP)
Funding ID F1204 
Organisation Epilepsy Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 03/2016
 
Description Diverse serotonin 2C receptor mediated behaviours resulting from snoRNA regulated post-transcriptional modification
Amount £379,844 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/J016756/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 10/2015
 
Description EEG nuerofeedback as a treatment method for Parkinson's disease?
Amount £58,974 (GBP)
Funding ID HS-14-20 
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description European HD Network
Amount £1,391,977 (GBP)
Organisation University of Ulm 
Sector Academic/University
Country Germany
Start 06/2010 
End 12/2015
 
Description Excitatory-inhibitory balance in adolescents at high genetic risk of mental disorder: a study of
Amount £307,019 (GBP)
Funding ID 102003/Z/13/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2013 
End 08/2016
 
Description FP7 Consortium
Amount £1,487,200 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2017
 
Description Framework Program 7
Amount € 5,900,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 602186 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 11/2013 
End 10/2017
 
Description Further defining the genetic architecture of Alzheimer's disease
Amount £2,739,223 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/K013041/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2013 
End 08/2018
 
Description GW4 Initiator Fund
Amount £18,800 (GBP)
Organisation GW4 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2014 
End 08/2014
 
Description Health
Amount € 6,000,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2013 
End 10/2017
 
Description ISFF
Amount £193,977 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2016
 
Description ISSF
Amount £188,985 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2016
 
Description ISSF funding
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2014
 
Description Identification of novel candidate genes in dystonia-plus disorders
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Funding ID SGL011\1015 
Organisation Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2014 
End 08/2016
 
Description Identifying clinical and cognitive endophenotypes for bipolar disorder: Genetic risk score analysis of tow large poplulation charts
Amount £73,207 (GBP)
Organisation Mental Health Research UK (MHRUK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2019
 
Description Identifying susceptibility genes for ADHD with antisocial behaviour as a covariate
Amount £856,936 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Institutional Strategic Support Fund
Amount £46,918 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Department Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 03/2013
 
Description International consortium on brain and behaviour in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome
Amount £487,945 (GBP)
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
Department National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 09/2013 
End 07/2018
 
Description Investigating novel means and sources of identifying biomarkers in Multiple Sclerosis
Amount £39,368 (GBP)
Funding ID 13.0 
Organisation Multiple Sclerosis Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2015
 
Description Investigating the dysregulation of gene expression in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome with human IPS and ES cells and its link to schizophrenia
Amount £183,963 (GBP)
Funding ID 102428/Z/13/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2017
 
Description MRC
Amount £789,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description MRC Programme Grant
Amount £2,320,146 (GBP)
Funding ID G0800509 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Measuring complement activation in diagnosis and management of neuromyelitis optica
Amount £64,633 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2015
 
Description Mechanisms and roles of microglial pring activation in experimental demyelination.
Amount £104,350 (GBP)
Organisation Multiple Sclerosis Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2015
 
Description Molecular analysis of 22q11 deletion syndrome
Amount £61,600 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2015
 
Description Molecular genetics in schizophrenia
Amount £2,341,839 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2011 
End 11/2016
 
Description Moondance Centre for Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease
Amount £500,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Moondance Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2015 
End 07/2020
 
Description Neuropsychiatric problems in children with intellectual disability
Amount £157,064 (GBP)
Organisation Baily Thomas Charitable Fund 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description PERADES: Defining genetic, polygenic and environmental risk of Alzheimer's disease using multiple power cohorts, focussed epigentics and stem cell metabolomics
Amount £389,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ARUK-PG2014-1 
Organisation Alzheimer's Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2013 
End 11/2016
 
Description Parkinson's repository of bio samples and network datasets: PRoBaND
Amount £363,280 (GBP)
Funding ID J-1101 
Organisation Parkinson's UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2012 
End 12/2016
 
Description Pathways to psychosis: Investigating environmental, cognitive and genetic mechanisms underlying development of psychotic experiences in young adults
Amount £1,062,530 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/M006727/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 02/2020
 
Description Peer groups influence on the relationship between depressive symptoms and alcohol misues in adolesence
Amount £76,530 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Department European Research Advisory Board (ERAB)
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 01/2011 
End 09/2015
 
Description Powerful study of rare variants in Alzheimer's disease (R Sims)
Amount £200,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 164 
Organisation Alzheimer’s Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2012 
End 02/2016
 
Description Predicting the individual's potential for functional recovery in Multiple Sclerosis: A novel clinical and neuroimaging strategy
Amount £263,362 (GBP)
Organisation Multiple Sclerosis Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description Project Grant
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Organisation Epilepsy Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description Project Grant
Amount £120,000 (GBP)
Organisation Campaign for Alzheimer's Research in Europe 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2010 
End 12/2015
 
Description Project Grant - Generation and characterisation of cortical interneurons from human pluripotent stem cells
Amount £171,841 (GBP)
Funding ID 099823/Z/12/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2016
 
Description Psychosocial resilience in adolescent offspring of mothers with depression: Testing causal mechanisms
Amount £213,892 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/J011657/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2013 
End 04/2015
 
Description Quantitative functional MRI: Developing non-invasive neuroimaging to map the human brain's consumption of oxygen
Amount £570,242 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/K020404/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2013 
End 08/2016
 
Description Registry Study
Amount £162,105 (GBP)
Organisation CHDI Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2019
 
Description STRATA - Schizophrenia: Treatment resistance and therapeutic advances
Amount £611,520 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/L011794/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2019
 
Description STRATA - Schizophrenia: Treatment resistance and therapeutic advances
Amount £489,216 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/L011794/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2019
 
Description STRIVE
Amount £12,790 (GBP)
Funding ID HTA/11/129/148 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 03/2019
 
Description Schizophrehia and psychosis cognition and genetics
Amount £25,905 (GBP)
Funding ID 26420 
Organisation Brain & Behaviour Research Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 04/2013 
End 03/2018
 
Description Seed Funding
Amount £40,584 (GBP)
Organisation European Huntington's Disease Network (Euro-HD) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Germany
Start 07/2013 
End 09/2015
 
Description Stem Cell Differentiation
Amount £116,954 (GBP)
Organisation CHDI Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 01/2012 
End 09/2015
 
Description Taking imaging into the therapeutic domain: self-regulation of brain systems for mental disorders
Amount £1,056,470 (GBP)
Funding ID FP7-HEALTH-F2-2013-602186 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 11/2013 
End 10/2017
 
Description Waterloo Foundation
Amount £1,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Waterloo Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2014 
End 04/2019
 
Description Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship
Amount £193,209 (GBP)
Funding ID 201171/Z/16/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 01/2020
 
Description Wellcome Trust Integrative Neuroscience PhD
Amount £80,703 (GBP)
Funding ID 093766/Z/10/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2011 
End 09/2014
 
Description Wellcome Trust Integrative Neuroscience PhD
Amount £66,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 093765/Z/10/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2011 
End 09/2014
 
Description Wellcome Trust PhD Studentship
Amount £120,000 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Department Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2016
 
Description Wellcome Trust Seeding Drug Discovery Award Scheme
Amount £4,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID G1345 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Department Wellcome Trust Translation Award
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2014 
End 07/2017
 
Description Wellcome Trust Strategic Award
Amount £5,200,000 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Whole genome methylomic profiling in Parkinson's disease: An integrated genetic-epigentic approach
Amount £130,161 (GBP)
Funding ID G-1309 
Organisation Parkinson's UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2013 
End 11/2015
 
Title AD Genetics Scotland 
Description Blood samples are collected from participants and sent directly from research sites to European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC), a Culture Collection of Public Health England. Upon arrival, ECACC process the blood and transform into cell lines- peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) and Lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs). Cell lines are frozen and stored at ECACC until they are required by the team at Cardiff. 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Ongoing collection of samples, no publications to date. 
 
Title DLB Genetics 
Description Blood samples are collected from participants and sent directly from research sites to European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC), a Culture Collection of Public Health England. Upon arrival, ECACC process the blood and transform into cell lines- peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) and Lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs). Cell lines are frozen and stored at ECACC until they are required by the team at Cardiff 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Ongoing collection of samples, no publications to date 
 
Title Plcg2 animal models 
Description To establish a functional pipeline for the study of disease associated genes and polymorphism in microglia and MØ in the context of dementia-related disease in vivo. The initial concentration is on the impact of coding mutations of PLCG2. In parallel, studies were initated on SPI1 and ABI3. Large scale 'omic and functional assay data derived from these studies will be used to bioinformatically identify potential causative abnormalities, by association with patient data 
Type Of Material Model of mechanisms or symptoms - mammalian in vivo 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact n/a 
 
Title Alzhemer's Disease Polygenic Risk Profiling 
Description This model used data from the powerful dataset comprising 17 008 cases and 37 154 controls obtained from the International Genomics of Alzheimer's Project (IGAP). Alzheimer's disease (AD) Polygenic risk scores were generated for 3177 cases and 7277 controls (GERAD data) and tested whether the alleles identified to associate with disease in IGAP sample are significantly enriched in the cases relative to the controls in the GERAD sample. The disease prediction accuracy was investigated in a sample of 3049 cases and 1554 controls (for whom APOE genotype data was available) by means of sensitivity, specificity, area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) and positive and negative predictive values. The best prediction accuracy AUC = 78.2% (95% confidence interval 77-80%) was achieved by a logistic regression model with APOE, the polygenic score, sex and age as predictors. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This approach is used to create SNP arrays for AD prediction (for research only so far). 
 
Description ADES Collaboration 
Organisation Erasmus MC
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A way to make aware our different institutions and funders of that we are working hard to a better organisation of the AD genetic field worldwide and we need strong support for this.
Collaborator Contribution as above
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description ADES Collaboration 
Organisation Hospital de Sant Pau
Country Spain 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution A way to make aware our different institutions and funders of that we are working hard to a better organisation of the AD genetic field worldwide and we need strong support for this.
Collaborator Contribution as above
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description ADES Collaboration 
Organisation National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A way to make aware our different institutions and funders of that we are working hard to a better organisation of the AD genetic field worldwide and we need strong support for this.
Collaborator Contribution as above
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description ADES Collaboration 
Organisation Pasteur Institute, Lille
Country France 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution A way to make aware our different institutions and funders of that we are working hard to a better organisation of the AD genetic field worldwide and we need strong support for this.
Collaborator Contribution as above
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description ADES Collaboration 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A way to make aware our different institutions and funders of that we are working hard to a better organisation of the AD genetic field worldwide and we need strong support for this.
Collaborator Contribution as above
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description ADES Collaboration 
Organisation University of Bonn
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A way to make aware our different institutions and funders of that we are working hard to a better organisation of the AD genetic field worldwide and we need strong support for this.
Collaborator Contribution as above
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description ADES Collaboration 
Organisation University of Pennsylvania
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A way to make aware our different institutions and funders of that we are working hard to a better organisation of the AD genetic field worldwide and we need strong support for this.
Collaborator Contribution as above
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description ADES Collaboration 
Organisation VU University Medical Center
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A way to make aware our different institutions and funders of that we are working hard to a better organisation of the AD genetic field worldwide and we need strong support for this.
Collaborator Contribution as above
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Aetiology of psychosis - Cambridge 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Grant lead, analysis of data, writing papers
Collaborator Contribution n/a
Impact MRC Research Grants, publications
Start Year 2010
 
Description Aetiology of psychosis - UCL 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Grant lead, analysis of data, writing papers
Collaborator Contribution n/a
Impact MRC research grants & publications
Start Year 2013
 
Description Beacon for Wales 
Organisation Beacon for Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The centre works in conjunction with beacon for wales in order to improve the way that we engage with the public.
Collaborator Contribution The Beacons for Public Engagement are funded by the Higher Education Funding Councils, Research Councils UK and the Wellcome Trust to change the culture of universities so that they value and reward public engagement.
Impact Not Known
Start Year 2009
 
Description Bipolar - Glasgow 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Grant lead, co-supervising student
Collaborator Contribution n/a
Impact MHRUK studentship and publications
Start Year 2015
 
Description Broad Institute collaboration 
Organisation Broad Institute
Department Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provided well characterised samples for genotyping.
Collaborator Contribution SNP genotyping and exome sequencing.
Impact none as yet
 
Description Collaboration with Eisai AiM Institute 
Organisation Eisai Inc
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Consultancy on Polygenic risk score for clinical trials
Collaborator Contribution We are in the process of negotiations
Impact potentially this collaboration will pay for a time of a postdoctoral researcher
Start Year 2018
 
Description Foundation for Prader-Willi Research "Pre-Clinical Animal Network" (FPWR-PCAN) 
Organisation Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Our expertise has been used to shape the decision making with regards to animal models to be generated and the phenotyping pipeline.
Collaborator Contribution FPWR facilitated the formation and meetings of the FPWR-PCAN and drove the decision-making MRC Harwell, IIT & INMED helped shape the decision making with regards to animal models to be generated and the phenotyping pipeline
Impact Generation of new PWS mouse models by MRC Harwell - these are underway currently
Start Year 2016
 
Description Foundation for Prader-Willi Research "Pre-Clinical Animal Network" (FPWR-PCAN) 
Organisation Italian Institute of Technology (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia IIT)
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our expertise has been used to shape the decision making with regards to animal models to be generated and the phenotyping pipeline.
Collaborator Contribution FPWR facilitated the formation and meetings of the FPWR-PCAN and drove the decision-making MRC Harwell, IIT & INMED helped shape the decision making with regards to animal models to be generated and the phenotyping pipeline
Impact Generation of new PWS mouse models by MRC Harwell - these are underway currently
Start Year 2016
 
Description Foundation for Prader-Willi Research "Pre-Clinical Animal Network" (FPWR-PCAN) 
Organisation MRC Harwell
Department MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our expertise has been used to shape the decision making with regards to animal models to be generated and the phenotyping pipeline.
Collaborator Contribution FPWR facilitated the formation and meetings of the FPWR-PCAN and drove the decision-making MRC Harwell, IIT & INMED helped shape the decision making with regards to animal models to be generated and the phenotyping pipeline
Impact Generation of new PWS mouse models by MRC Harwell - these are underway currently
Start Year 2016
 
Description Foundation for Prader-Willi Research "Pre-Clinical Animal Network" (FPWR-PCAN) 
Organisation National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)
Department Neurobiology Institute of the Mediterranean
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our expertise has been used to shape the decision making with regards to animal models to be generated and the phenotyping pipeline.
Collaborator Contribution FPWR facilitated the formation and meetings of the FPWR-PCAN and drove the decision-making MRC Harwell, IIT & INMED helped shape the decision making with regards to animal models to be generated and the phenotyping pipeline
Impact Generation of new PWS mouse models by MRC Harwell - these are underway currently
Start Year 2016
 
Description GW4 epigenetics consortium 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Overview of Research Discussion of proposal for GW4 Epigenetics consortium doctoral training scheme, how this would be structured and where to go for further funding. Discussion of establishing an "GW4 Epigenetics club" for junior scientists to discuss research; application for this from the GW4 Accelerator fund
Collaborator Contribution Overview of Research Discussion of proposal for GW4 Epigenetics consortium doctoral training scheme, how this would be structured and where to go for further funding. Discussion of establishing an "GW4 Epigenetics club" for junior scientists to discuss research; application for this from the GW4 Accelerator fund
Impact Discussion of proposal for GW4 Epigenetics consortium doctoral training scheme, how this would be structured and where to go for further funding. Commitment to apply for GW4 Accelerator funding to establish an "GW4 Epigenetics club" for junior scientists to discuss research; application for this from the GW4 Initiator fund
Start Year 2014
 
Description GW4 epigenetics consortium 
Organisation University of Bath
Department Department of Biology and Biochemistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Overview of Research Discussion of proposal for GW4 Epigenetics consortium doctoral training scheme, how this would be structured and where to go for further funding. Discussion of establishing an "GW4 Epigenetics club" for junior scientists to discuss research; application for this from the GW4 Accelerator fund
Collaborator Contribution Overview of Research Discussion of proposal for GW4 Epigenetics consortium doctoral training scheme, how this would be structured and where to go for further funding. Discussion of establishing an "GW4 Epigenetics club" for junior scientists to discuss research; application for this from the GW4 Accelerator fund
Impact Discussion of proposal for GW4 Epigenetics consortium doctoral training scheme, how this would be structured and where to go for further funding. Commitment to apply for GW4 Accelerator funding to establish an "GW4 Epigenetics club" for junior scientists to discuss research; application for this from the GW4 Initiator fund
Start Year 2014
 
Description GW4 epigenetics consortium 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Overview of Research Discussion of proposal for GW4 Epigenetics consortium doctoral training scheme, how this would be structured and where to go for further funding. Discussion of establishing an "GW4 Epigenetics club" for junior scientists to discuss research; application for this from the GW4 Accelerator fund
Collaborator Contribution Overview of Research Discussion of proposal for GW4 Epigenetics consortium doctoral training scheme, how this would be structured and where to go for further funding. Discussion of establishing an "GW4 Epigenetics club" for junior scientists to discuss research; application for this from the GW4 Accelerator fund
Impact Discussion of proposal for GW4 Epigenetics consortium doctoral training scheme, how this would be structured and where to go for further funding. Commitment to apply for GW4 Accelerator funding to establish an "GW4 Epigenetics club" for junior scientists to discuss research; application for this from the GW4 Initiator fund
Start Year 2014
 
Description GW4 epigenetics consortium 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Overview of Research Discussion of proposal for GW4 Epigenetics consortium doctoral training scheme, how this would be structured and where to go for further funding. Discussion of establishing an "GW4 Epigenetics club" for junior scientists to discuss research; application for this from the GW4 Accelerator fund
Collaborator Contribution Overview of Research Discussion of proposal for GW4 Epigenetics consortium doctoral training scheme, how this would be structured and where to go for further funding. Discussion of establishing an "GW4 Epigenetics club" for junior scientists to discuss research; application for this from the GW4 Accelerator fund
Impact Discussion of proposal for GW4 Epigenetics consortium doctoral training scheme, how this would be structured and where to go for further funding. Commitment to apply for GW4 Accelerator funding to establish an "GW4 Epigenetics club" for junior scientists to discuss research; application for this from the GW4 Initiator fund
Start Year 2014
 
Description JPND PERADES 
Organisation JPND Research
Country Global 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Coordinator of the EU Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research PERADES project
Collaborator Contribution Containing researchers from 11 countries. Exploiting new statistical approaches to genetic data, researchers will calculate polygenic risk scores and use these to identify individuals at both high and low risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Impact The JPND project brings together researchers across Europe to perform vast replication studies of variants of interest in Alzheimer's disease. The project is also the first to begin exome sequencing of the EOAD cohort, which we hope will shed light on the early stages of disease. Importantly, this project brings together the areas of genetics, a variety of omics, polygenic scores, and population studies in a powerful combination to further our knowledge of Alzheimer's disease.
Start Year 2013
 
Description PROBAND 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department School of Medicine Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Grant co-applicant and laboratory lead
Collaborator Contribution Grant lead
Impact Collection and analysis of 2000 PD patients
Start Year 2012
 
Description PROTECT / CHARIOT-Pro / Cardiff DPUK 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Genotyping of 1,000 research participants from the PROTECT (KCL & Exeter) and CHARIOT - Pro (Imperial) research studies will be completed by Cardiff Univ as part of a collaboration funded by Dementias Platform UK. Polygenic risk scores will be calculated for these individuals and data made available via DPUK Platform.
Collaborator Contribution DNA samples from 1,000 research participants from the PROTECT (KCL & Exeter) and CHARIOT - Pro (Imperial) research studies will be sent to Cardiff Univ for genotyping
Impact None to date - work in progress. Collaboration is multi-disciplinary - Neurology, Neuroepidemiology & Ageing; Genetics & Genomics; Psychiatry
Start Year 2018
 
Description PROTECT / CHARIOT-Pro / Cardiff DPUK 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Genotyping of 1,000 research participants from the PROTECT (KCL & Exeter) and CHARIOT - Pro (Imperial) research studies will be completed by Cardiff Univ as part of a collaboration funded by Dementias Platform UK. Polygenic risk scores will be calculated for these individuals and data made available via DPUK Platform.
Collaborator Contribution DNA samples from 1,000 research participants from the PROTECT (KCL & Exeter) and CHARIOT - Pro (Imperial) research studies will be sent to Cardiff Univ for genotyping
Impact None to date - work in progress. Collaboration is multi-disciplinary - Neurology, Neuroepidemiology & Ageing; Genetics & Genomics; Psychiatry
Start Year 2018
 
Description PROTECT / CHARIOT-Pro / Cardiff DPUK 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Genotyping of 1,000 research participants from the PROTECT (KCL & Exeter) and CHARIOT - Pro (Imperial) research studies will be completed by Cardiff Univ as part of a collaboration funded by Dementias Platform UK. Polygenic risk scores will be calculated for these individuals and data made available via DPUK Platform.
Collaborator Contribution DNA samples from 1,000 research participants from the PROTECT (KCL & Exeter) and CHARIOT - Pro (Imperial) research studies will be sent to Cardiff Univ for genotyping
Impact None to date - work in progress. Collaboration is multi-disciplinary - Neurology, Neuroepidemiology & Ageing; Genetics & Genomics; Psychiatry
Start Year 2018
 
Description Psychiatric Genetics Consortium 
Organisation Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC)
Country Global 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution I am a PI in the PGC and lead the PGC Cognition in Schizophrenia sub-group as well as lead the treatment-resistant schizophrenia analytic group
Collaborator Contribution This is an international collaboration of hundreds of investigators. Within the cognition group we have been joined by 8 other groups and 12 investigators. In the treatment-resistant schizophrenia group there are another 14 investigators
Impact Biological insights from 108 schizophrenia-associated genetic loci Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium Nature 511 (7510), 421-427
Start Year 2015
 
Description Psychiatric epidemiology - UoB 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Social and Community Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Grant lead, analysis of data, writing papers
Collaborator Contribution n/a
Impact MRC Research Grants
 
Description Psychosis epidemiology - KI 
Organisation Karolinska Institute
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Analysis of data, writing papers, contribution to grant
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of data, writing papers, leading grant
Impact Grants and publications
 
Description Public Engagement 
Organisation Science Made Simple
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The centre works in conjunction with beacon for wales in order to improve the way that we engage with the public.
Impact Not Known
Start Year 2009
 
Description Takeda Partnership for Psychiatric Drug Discovery 
Organisation Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
Department Takeda Global Research & Development Centre (Europe)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Clinical and preclinical resources related to psychiatry neuroscience research and drug discovery
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative efforts in biotechnology
Impact Nil so far
Start Year 2018
 
Description The Philosophy Cafe 
Organisation The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The centres link with the gate arts centre has allowed us present at the cafe on several occasions
Collaborator Contribution The Gate Arts Centre hosts a monthly philosphy cafe. Philosophy Cafe is a space for sharing and exploring ideas, which affirms that we are all philosophers, even if we don't quite know it yet. It aims to exploit the enthusiasm of academic philosophers and social scientists for their subject to create stimulating debates in which anyone can participate. Topics up for discussion will range from the ethics of global warming to the nature of democracy and freedom, and from corporate social responsibility to the rights and wrongs of new technologies such as genetic engineering and nanotechnology.
Impact This has allowed us to disseminate research findings to the general public and therefore increase public awareness of Neuropsychiatric Genetics & Genomics
Start Year 2009
 
Description sciSCREEN 
Organisation Cardiff University
Department Wales Gene Park
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Over the past year several public talks have been presented as part of the sciSCREEN series.
Collaborator Contribution Providing advertising and speakers
Impact This has provided a forum in which to increase public awareness of Neuropsychiatric Genetics & Genomics
Start Year 2009
 
Description sciSCREEN 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council
Department ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (Cesagen)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Over the past year several public talks have been presented as part of the sciSCREEN series.
Collaborator Contribution Providing advertising and speakers
Impact This has provided a forum in which to increase public awareness of Neuropsychiatric Genetics & Genomics
Start Year 2009
 
Description sciSCREEN 
Organisation The Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Over the past year several public talks have been presented as part of the sciSCREEN series.
Collaborator Contribution Providing advertising and speakers
Impact This has provided a forum in which to increase public awareness of Neuropsychiatric Genetics & Genomics
Start Year 2009
 
Title POLARIS 
Description We developed a novel approach to genetic set-based analysis and polygenic risk scoring, which accounts for linkage disequilibrium between SNPs and informs the analysis with previously reported effect sizes of a SNP's association to disease. We call this method POLARIS: POlygenic Linkage disequilibrium-Adjusted RIsk Score. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2017 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact NA 
URL https://github.com/BakerEA/POLARIS
 
Description 11 new susceptibility genes linked with Alzheimer's disease 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In the largest ever study of its kind, an international collaboration of scientists, jointly led by Cardiff, has uncovered 11 new susceptibility genes linked with Alzheimer's disease.


Worldwide TV and Newspaper Coverage received
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 2013 Open Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact 150 people attended an open day which included a series of talks, poster presentations, lab tours and informal question and answer sessions.

The event was featured on the BBC Radio Wales Science Cafe Show which resulted in increased enquiries from members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/news-detail/10941/Public-invited-to-day-of-dementia-talks-tours-...
 
Description A Single Man 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Panel participant at a SciScreen workshop, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff


Unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue - DPUK Annual Conference 2018: The power of cohorts 23 April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attended one-day conference on using DPUK platform.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ADR Mental Health User Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Member of the ADR Wales Mental Health User Group. Considered utility and scope for future of administrative data for mental health research with ONS and Welsh Government colleagues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description ART in the Bay 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We held a week long art exhibition as part of the MRC Centenary celebrations

Increased awareness of MRC research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Alzheimer's gene study achieves landmark breakthrough 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Cardiff University publicised publication in Nature Genetics "Genetic meta-analysis of diagnosed Alzheimer's disease identifies novel risk loci and implicates Abeta, Tau, immunity and lipid processing" - aiming to raise public awareness of research being undertaken at UK Dementia Research Institute Cardiff
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description An invited interview at the Alzheimer's Research UK (ARUK) 2019 the Video Journal of Dementia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact An interview for Video Journal of Dementia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.vjdementia.com
 
Description An invited interview on issues facing researchers in Brexit for the Cross Party Group on Medical Research for Alzheimer's Society, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Have provided an opinion on issues facing researchers in Brexit for the Cross Party Group in the Welsh Assembly looking at Medical Research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Art Exhibition: Julia Thomas(Aletheia: In Unconcealment) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Exhibition involved two events (i) session with Mind Cymru (ii) session for participants in NCMH research for Bipolar Awareness Day.

unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description BAP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Bridgend College 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Event on psychiatric genetics and stigma for A Levels students in Bridgend

Unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Cardiff University Summer School in Brain Disorders Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In June 2014 we held the 5th annual Summer School in Brain disorder Research. For the 5th year 30 participants attended the school which exposed them to the research that is carried out within the centre in an innovative and engaging way

As in previous years we received excellent feedback with students reporting that they found it a highly valuable experience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010,2011,2012,2014
URL http://medicine.cf.ac.uk/cngg/research-opportunities/summer-school/
 
Description Cardiff sciScreen 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact sciScreen cross-disciplinary programme running since March 2010 and ongoing

Twitter, Facebook and blogspot followers and mailing list
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011,2012,2013
URL http://cardiffsciscreen.blogspot.co.uk/
 
Description Cheltenham Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact sciScreen and session on Postpartum Psychosis

Featured in MRC blog http://www.insight.mrc.ac.uk/2012/07/26/more-than-the-baby-blues/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.insight.mrc.ac.uk/2012/07/26/more-than-the-baby-blues/
 
Description Comment on the Polygenic Hazard scores for AD study by Tan et al (2019), Brain 142; 460-470 for Alzforum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I have commented on a study which was covered on Alzforum about polygenic hazard scores for AD, and shared my opinion on their availability to the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.alzforum.org/news/research-news/multi-gene-score-predicts-cognitive-decline-independentl...
 
Description DRI workshop on Parkinson's disease 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Presented and engaged regarding future genetics of Parkinson's disease
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dementia - A National Symposium 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Delivered a talk entitled "Identifying and understanding genes which increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other dementias"

Unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.open.ac.uk/science/main/files/science/file/Dementia%202013%20-%20Programme.pdf
 
Description ESRC Society Now article and news release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in ESRC Society Today magazine about mental health resilience study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.esrc.ac.uk/files/news-events-and-publications/publications/magazines/society-now/society-...
 
Description Epigenetics workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 80 PhD students and post-doctoral researchers attend one of two workshops are the MRC Centre open day

Further interest in topic area
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Estonian PWS society - carers, patients and parents lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A lay talk to carers, parents and individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome, organised by the Estonian PWS Society. The talk was entitled:

"What can animals tell us about Prader-Willi syndrome?"

no actual impacts realised to date
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Flagship centre secures funding renewal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Funding renewal for Wales's leading research centre examining the genetics of mental illness will help 'nurture the next generation of world-leading scientists', according to Cardiff University's Professor Sir Michael Owen.

Wales's leading Medical Research Council centre, The MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (MRC CNGG), based at the University's flagship Hadyn Ellis Building, has secured additional funding over the next five years.

Nationwide media coverage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description GEHC/CU Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Provided a talk entitled "Opportunities in Wales: WG" at the Joint GE Healthcare / Cardiff University Symposium (Theme: Stem Cell technologies)

Unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Giving talk at South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS as part of the National Speaker Programme on 20 November 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk entitled "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: what do research findings mean for clinical practice?" The audience comprised mainly medical students, trainees in psychiatry, SAS doctors and consultant staff from both general and specialities in psychiatry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Global Parkinson's Genetics Program 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Steering committee meetings for this international endeavour
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Hay Literary Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation on Postpartum Psychosis

unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Interview on study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact To engage public in research study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited member of Polygenic Risk Scoring Expert Panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited member of Polygenic Risk Scoring Expert Panel for Illumina company, Batimore, USA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited seminar at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited seminar at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, USA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited speaker at Alzheimer's Research UK conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker at Alzheimer's Research UK conference, Harrogate UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited speaker to FBRI Alzheimer's Disease Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker to FBRI Alzheimer's Disease Workshop, Boston, USA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Keynote invited speaker, Genetics and epigenetics of mental disorders international conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote invited speaker, Genetics and epigenetics of mental disorders international conference, St Petersburg 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Keynote speaker at The University of Reading SIAM-IMA student chapter conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Keynote speaker at The University of Reading SIAM-IMA student chapter conference, Reading, UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Local news item on brain donation for dementia research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Older people in Wales are being urged to think about donating their brains after they die to help scientists researching dementia. This has sparked questions and debates - 80 comments within 24 hours. It will definitely influence people by raising awareness of the disease, the process of donation, benefits of donation/research and also opting in/out law change. We are confident this will increase the number of healthy/diseased donations and positively impact research field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-43084710
 
Description MRC CNGG Summer School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 20-30 F1 and F2 clinicians, PhD and undergraduate student attended a summer school I co-organised. The summer school lasted 4 days. In addition to co-organising, I ran workshops and gave a lecture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015
URL http://medicine.cardiff.ac.uk/event/cngg-summer-school/
 
Description MRC Centenary celebrations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Approximately 40 people attended the art gallery exhibition and listened to 3 academic talks

The event was recorded by an artist
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/lightgetsin/
 
Description Malta Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Malta talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Mental health resilience (School Ysgol Plasmawr) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Invited talk for school Inset day to train teachers in relation to youth mental health resilience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description National Safeguarding Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation about promoting mental health resilience in at-risk young people today followed by debate. Around 40 social care and educational practitioners attended this session as part of National Safeguarding Week
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.cardiffandvalelscb.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Final-Programme-of-Events.pdf
 
Description Organiser of ESRC Festival of Social Science. 'How can science improve mental health' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A level students from two secondary schools attended an event in which they were able to engage with researchers in psychology, mental health and neuroscience with interactive displays showcasing mental health research. Students were given guided tours of the genetics labs and the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre. The second part of the visit involved a debate about youth mental health with an expert panel comprising researchers and clinicians. Feedback from students and their teachers was very positive, and students reported better understanding about mental health, both schools agreed to strengthen links with our department, and one of the schools has already helped by participating in research since the event. Other plans are to have a youth advisory group to guide future research studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Parents advisory group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Parent advisory group to inform design and implementation of Mental Health Genes and Environment Study (MAGES)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Personally Invited Speaker at Euroqual 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation about Cardiff sciSCREEN

Unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Philosophy café Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk to public on neuropsychiatric genetics and personal genomics and talk on stem cells

Unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010
 
Description PostGraduate Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk to Postgraduates working in neuroscience.

Unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Pratchett play for Alzheimer's 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A researcher at Cardiff University's National Centre for Mental Health has produced a play adapted from a Terry Pratchett novel in a bid to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK.


Unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/articles/pratchett-play-for-alzheimers-11246.html
 
Description Presentation at BAP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to Birmingham University Neuroscience and Neurology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to Professionals and students and Birmingham University on challenges of clinical translation of cell therapies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to the general public on the DRI program at the DRI launch in Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I have presented on my DRI program "Bioinformatics and Functional genomics" to patients, their families, journalists and other invited guests from the general public at the DRI launch in Cardiff, October 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public engagement event for patients and carers 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Public engagement. Plenary talk to give overview of research progress in Huntington's disease, followed by stands and exhibitions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Queen's Birthday Honours 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Michael J Owen from the School of Medicine has received a Knighthood for services to Neuroscience and Mental Health

Nationwide media coverage of Michael Owen's highly prestigious award
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-27848153
 
Description Quote for This is Wales publication 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Quotation provided on the subject of innovation in Wales for trade magazine, emphasising research focus on dementia, specifically Alzheimer's disease
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Research Issue (Hafal) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Prof Ian Jones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.hafal.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Summer-15-1.pdf
 
Description Research talk to the Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact International meeting (held in the Netherlands) attended by scientists, clinicians and students. Research seminar sparked much discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ssbpconference.org/2017/index.html
 
Description Royal Society for Medicine discussion panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Was a panel member discussing the role of the environment and mental illness at the Royal Society of Medicine meeting on "Functional symptoms in neurology and psychiatry" meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.rsm.ac.uk/events/events-listing/2016-2017/sections/clinical-neurosciences-section/cnh06-...
 
Description Rugby legend's research donation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A Wales and British Lions rugby legend will help boost the University's world-leading Alzheimer's research by chipping-in with a charity donation.

Charitable donation received
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/articles/rugby-legends-research-donation-9461.html
 
Description Schizophrenia International Research Society Biennial meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a presentation at the SIRS biennial meeting in Florence which resulted in research related questions and debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description School Visit (Treorchy Comprehensive) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presentation on genetics of Parkinson's disease followed by debate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Schools advisory events 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact School leaders from 5 schools attended workshop and University facilities tour to advise on planned Mental Health in Adolescence Genes and Environment Study (MAGES). Discussion resulted in significant amendments to study research protocol. Three schools now agreed to take part in study. One school requested formal links with Cardiff University as 'twinned' school.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Science Café - Fears and Phobias 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public Engagement Seminar Series


Unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Scientific Talk (Haifa) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Around 200 scientific delegates attended talk as part of the Haifa (Israel) Forum on Brain and Behaviour

Possible future scientific collabroations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://elsc.huji.ac.il/content/good-stress-bad-stress-and-very-bad-stress
 
Description Scientists at Cardiff University say they are a step closer to understanding the causes of dementia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Scientists at Cardiff University say they are a step closer to understanding the causes of dementia, thanks to a grant of nearly £250,000. The money will fund its brain bank, a centre which encourages people to donate their brains for medical research. Professor Julie Williams comments (BBC Wales On-line, 04.07.2013

Unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-22288025
 
Description Scout evening - genetics workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Educational workshop around genetics with scouts group comprising presentation and practical activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Talk on research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk to Huntington's Disease (lay) Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Presentation to HD lay organisation on clinical progress in Huntington's disease research?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk to Parkinson's patient group in Hing Kong 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Talk to Parkinson's patient group in Hong Kong consisting of approximately 100 patients, carers, with some professionals, third sector etc. The talk was to explain the place of cell therapies in PD and resulted in a substantial number of questions from the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Techniquest, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact With Techniquest, developed a 2-hour "Contemporary Science Debate" on ADHD

Delivered to 503 16-18 year olds from 15 different schools from convergence areas of Wales in 24 sessions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description The First Minister for Wales Carwyn Jones has appointed Cardiff University's Professor Julie Williams, School of Medicine, as Wales' Chief Scientific Adviser. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The First Minister for Wales Carwyn Jones has appointed Cardiff University's Professor Julie Williams, School of Medicine, as Wales' Chief Scientific Adviser.

Unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Translation: From Bench to Brain Arts Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Arts exhibition including poetry workshop, primary school workshop, artist walk and talk, session for medical students etc

A report of the event has been written and can be found here: http://www.genomicsnetwork.ac.uk/media/Translation%20Report_1.0.pdf. The event was reported in the Western Mail (http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health-news/2011/10/31/exhibition-of-art-that-explores-developments-in-mental-health-at-bay-art-gallery-91466-29688284/) and the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/walesarts/2011/10/art_meets_science_translationbench_to_brain_exhibition.html)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.genomicsnetwork.ac.uk/media/Translation%20Report_1.0.pdf
 
Description UK-Japan workshop on 'Neural epigenetics: From mechanism to disease' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact My talk resulted in discussion with other researchers in the field from both the UK and Japan

2nd UK-Japan workshop on 'Neural epigenetics: From mechanism to disease'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://etb2014.brain.riken.jp
 
Description Unravelling Eye with Joan Malloy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact PP workshop. BBC Radio 4 documentary (http://www.app-network.org). Also delivered session at Cheltenham Science Festival.

Artwork to be exhibited in Cardiff and London summer 2013
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.app-network.org
 
Description Winter School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Delivered talk: Psychosocial interventions - a basic introduction
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Youth Mental Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting to devise policy recommendations to present to EU government
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Youth advisory group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Youth advisory group to inform design and implementation of MAGES schools study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description interview on paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact To educate readers about our research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description public engagement for PTSD event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact An introductory talk about the National Centre for Mental Health which supported an engagement day about PTSD
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description the country needs more scientists 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Wales' new chief scientific adviser, Prof Julie Williams, says the country needs more scientists. The Merthyr-born academic was appointed a CBE for her Alzheimer's research at the School of Medicine in Cardiff, and her appointment was announced last month (BBC Wales Today; BBC Wales On-line, 16.09.2013

Unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-24111210#?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
 
Description winter school in psychiatry 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact this winter school runs over a weekend and is targeted at medical students in their initial years. We aim to garner an interest in psychiatry and psychiatric/neuroscience research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2016,2017