Archived Braincast webinars

Our archived BRΛINCAST webinars

Date & time: Monday, June 14, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: The Female Brain

Guest speaker: Dr. Marija Kundakovic, Department of Biological Sciences, Fordham University (NYC, USA)


Date & time: Monday, June 07, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Functional Neurological Disorders

Guest speakers: Professors Alan Carson (Neuropsychiatry) and Jon Stone (Neurology), University of Edinburgh


Date & time: Monday, May 24, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Benzodiazepines

Guest speaker:  Professor Edward K. Silberman

Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts Medical Centre, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA


Date & time: Monday, May 17, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Suicide

Guest speaker: Professor Gustavo Turecki, MD PhD, Chair Department of Psychiatry, McGill University (Montreal, Canada), Scientific Director Douglas Institute


Date & time: Monday, 26 April, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Headache

Guest speaker: Professor Peter Goadsby, The Brain Prize 2021                                                                                    

Director of the National Institute for Health Research-Wellcome Trust King’s Clinical Research Facility (NIHR CRF)     Pain Research theme lead at the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Honorary Consultant Neurologist at King’s College Hospital and Great Ormond Street


Date & time: Monday, April 19th, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Imaging Cognition

Guest speaker: Professor Aristotle Voineskos, MD, PhD, FRCP(C)


Date & time: Monday, April 12th, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Eating Disorder

Guest speaker: Professor Nadia Micali, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Date & time: Monday, March 29th, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Alzheimer’s not as typical as you think

Guest speaker: Dr Melissa E Murray


Date & time: Monday, March 22, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: About Race: ethnic inequalities in mental health

Guest speaker: Professor James Nazroo, PhD, MBBS FBA FaCSS; Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester, Deputy Director of the ESRC Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE), co-Director of the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA)


Date & time: Monday March 15, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Symptoms in the mind: are we doing a good job describing them?

Guest speaker: Professor Femi Oyebode, Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham


Date & time: Monday, March 08, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Gaming Addiction

Guest speaker: Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Founder and Director of the National centre for Gaming Disorders, the first and only NHS clinic to treat Gaming Disorder


Date & time: Monday March 01st, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Mental Health in the Ancient Times

Guest speaker: Dr Moudhy Al-Rashid, Assyriologist, Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College (University of Oxford)


Date & time: Monday, 22nd February, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: World Encephalitis Day: Experts take over!

Guest speakers: Professor Tom Solomon, Professor of Neurology at the University of Liverpool and Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Director of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections, and host of the Scouse Science podcast


Dr Tom Pollak, PhD, MRCPsych, NIHR Clinical Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, Specialty Registrar general adult psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.


Date & time: Monday February 15th, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: “What about our children?”: education and mental health

Guest speaker: Dr Tamsin Ford CBE, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Cambridge


Date & time: Monday, 08th February, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title:  Unlocking the mysteries of Catatonia

Guest speaker: Dr Jonathan Rogers, MRCP MRCPsych, Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellow & Specialty Registrar, UCL Division of Psychiatry & SLaM


Date & time: Monday, 01st February, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: “Get Your Body Moving!”, Exercise + Mental Health

Guest speaker: Dr Brendon Stubbs, Head of Physiotherapy, SLaM and NIHR Clinical Lecturer in the department of Psychological Medicine, IoPPN, KCL


Date & time: Monday, 25th January, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Health Economics, the ally you never thought you had!

Guest speaker: Professor Sarah Byford, Head of King’s Health Economics and Deputy Head of the Health Service & Population Research Department at the IoPPN, KCL

Date & time: Monday, 18th January, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Domestic Violence and Mental Health

Guest speaker: Professor Louise Howard, Professor in Women’s Mental Health and Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, NIHR Senior Investigator (2019-23), President-elect of the International Marcé Society

Date & Time: Monday December 14th, 1pm-1.30pm

Title: LGBT+, beyond the rainbow

Guest speaker: Dr Mike Farquhar, Consultant in Sleep Medicine, Evelina London Children’s Hospital.



Date & time: Monday December 7th, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Eat Yourself Happier: Nutritional Psychiatry

Guest speaker: Professor Felice Jacka, Director, Food and Mood Centre, IMPACT, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, President, International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR)


Date & time: Monday November 30th, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Precision Psychiatry

Guest speaker: Professor Andrea Cipriani, MD PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford


Date & time: Monday November 23rd, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Deep Brain Stimulation: The Memory Chapter

Guest speaker: Dr Wissam Deeb, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Group, USA


Date & time: Monday November 16th, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Your brain on a dish…stem cells in Psychiatry!

Guest speaker: Professor Jack Price, Professor of Developmental Neurobiology, Institute for Psychiatry, Psychology, & Neuroscience


Date & time: Monday November 09th, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: The Virus and The Brain: neuropsychiatric complications of COVID-19 

Guest speaker: Dr Tim Nicholson, Clinical Lecturer, IoPPN


Date & time: Monday November 02nd, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Physical Health ↔ Mental Health

Guest speaker: Dr Toby Pillinger, MRCP PhD, Department of Psychosis Studies, IoPPN, KCL and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


Date & time: Monday October 26th, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Tics: blinking, jerking, clicking, coughing and beyond

Guest speaker: Dr Christos Ganos, Movement Disorders and Body Control Lab, Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation Unit at Department of Neurology, Charité, University Medicine, Berlin


Date & time: Monday October 19th, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: “EXCITED”: Glutamate in schizophrenia; treatment target or biomarker?

Guest speaker: Dr Kate Merritt, Research Fellow, Division of Psychiatry, UCL


Date & time: Monday October 12th, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Ayahuasca, Psilocybin and the Peruvian Amazon

Guest speaker: Dr Simon Ruffell, Senior Research Associate – The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London


Date & time: Monday October 5th, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Love thy sleep!

Guest speaker: Dr Guy Leschziner, MA PHD FRCP, Consultant Neurologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London Bridge Hospital and the Cromwell Hospital


Date & time: Monday September 28th, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Emotions, Molecules and Psychosis: translational neuroscience and psychopathology

Guest speaker: Dr Gemma Modinos, Sir Henry Dale Fellow, IoPPN, KCL


Date & time: Monday September 21, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Illegal Drugs as Treatment in Psychiatry

Guest speaker: Professor David Nutt, DM, FRCP, FRCPSYCH, FSB, FMEDSCI, The Edmond J Safra Chair in Neuropsychopharmacology, Imperial College London


Date & time: Monday 14th September, 1pm – 1.30pm

Topic: “I can’t help it…”, Impulse Control Disorders

Guest speaker: David Okai, Clinical Lead for Maudsley Neuropsychiatry, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Date & time: Monday September 7th, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Talking Lebanon with The Wounded Healer

Guest speaker: Dr Ahmed Hankir MBChB MRCPsych, Senior Research Fellow, Author of The Wounded Healer.


Date & time: Monday July 27th, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Let The Music Do The Healing

Guest speaker: Shabaka Hutchings, Jazz Musician, Sons of Kemet 


Date & time: Monday July 20th, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Addicted

Guest speaker: Dr Emmert Roberts, MRC Clinical Research Fellow (IoPPN) and Hon. Specialist Registrar in Substance Misuse Psychiatry (SLaM)


Date & time: Monday July 13th, 1pm – 1.30pm 

Title: “From OCD to FND”: the multiple facets of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Guest speaker: Professor Trudie Chalder, Professor of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy , IoPPN


Date & time: Monday July 6th, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Forensics In The Pandemic

Guest speaker: Dr Shubulade (Lade) Smith, Clinical Director for the Forensic Service, SLaM


Date & Time: Monday June 29th, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Dear Madam President,…

Guest Speaker: Professor Wendy Burn, President of Royal College of Psychiatrists


Date & Time: Monday June 22nd , 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Cannabis in lockdown times…

Guest Speaker: Dr Marta Di Forti, MD, PhD, BRC Senior Clinical Lecturer, Dept of Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry, IoPPN


Date & time: Monday June 15th, 1pm – 1.30pm

Title: Let’s talk about death

Guest speaker: Dr Christian Schulz-Quach, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Canada


Date Aired: Monday 8th June, 2020

Title: Guns, suicides and the pandemic in the USA!

Guest speaker: Dr Paul Nestadt, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA


Date aired: Monday 1st June, 2020

Title: “Is it possible not to talk about the pandemic?”: the impact on mental health services, academia and…me

Guest speaker: Professor Sir Simon Wessely



Date aired: Tuesday 26th May, 2020

Title: The ethics of pandemics

Guest speaker: Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram



Date aired: Tuesday 19th May, 2020

Title: Immunopsychiatry, infections inflammation & the link with mental health

Guest Speaker: Professor Michael Eriksen Benros



Date aired: Tuesday 12th May, 2020

Title: The Psychopharmacology of Covid-1

Guest Speaker: Dr Siobhan Gee




Date aired: Tuesday 5th May, 2020

Title: The psychiatric presentations of coronavirus outbreaks

Guest Speaker: Dr Jonathan Rogers



Date aired: Tuesday 28th April, 2020

Title: The neuropsychiatric legacy of pandemic influenza

Guest Speaker: Dr Thomas Pollak





























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