Development to Adulthood and Ageing
This theme aims to integrate the expertise already present in the School in development to adulthood and in neuroscience methods, and to combine both of these strengths into a distinctive approach to ageing. This will be supported with the addition of new appointments in the coming year.
Early evidence of success with this strategy comes from three recent grants: strategic network grants on the neurobiology and treatment of conduct disorder in female adolescents (De Brito et al.), on the neural basis of risk and transition to psychosis (S. Wood) and a Leverhulme Trust grant integrating expertise on cutting-edge cognitive and neuroscientific methods (McCleery, Apperly) and neurodevelopmental disorders (Oliver, Moss) to examine the development of social cognition. A key part of this strategy is integration of theories and methods innovated for studying early development into adulthood, which also enable new approaches to studying the elderly. Our diverse expertise will allow us to tailor applications to the many funding bodies that have placed research on ageing as a core strategic priority.
More themes will follow shortly.