V for Viva

By | A-Z

Alicia Peel and Meg Skelton describe their experiences of the PhD viva in the UK, having both passed theirs last year.           What is a viva? A viva is an examination of your thesis, where you are asked questions to demonstrate that your work meets the…

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Why we need cultural competency: racial disparities in mental health, their impact in clinical settings, and strategies for mitigation

By | Anti-racism

This Black History Month, placement students Aliyah (EDIT Lab) and Tin Tin (BioResource) highlight the complex racial disparities which exist within mental health treatment and care, and discuss a range of changes that can be made, on an individual and structural level, to address this systemically in the workplace.  …

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T for Treatment

By | A-Z

Evidence-based psychological treatments are now widely available within the NHS. In this blog, we explore the profound impact and potential of the Talking Therapies programme in effectively managing common mental health disorders.             Anxiety and depression are common mental health conditions that affect a significant…

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S for Sexual Orientation

By | A-Z

Next in the ‘A-Z’ series is S for Sexual Orientation. Higher rates of psychological distress among sexual minorities is not due to shared genetic influences. In this blog, Kunle looks at applying genetic research designs to investigate the links between sexual orientation and mental health difficulties.         …

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R for Reproducibility

By | A-Z

Reflecting on an interest gained during his MSc, EDIT Lab PhD student Tim explains what reproducibility is, what contributes to non-reproducibility, how the scientific community set about fixing it, and what the future holds for the quality of scientific output.  

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