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Research project

Garner - MRC Neuroscience & Mental Health


Lead researcher

Professor Matthew Garner PhD

Head of School

Research interests

  • Neuropsychological mechanisms and treatment targets in anxiety disorders. 
  • Psychopharmacology/experimental medicine (acute pharmacological challenge).
  • Psychophysiology (e.g. interoception, autonomic markers of emotion processing),
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Other researchers

Professor Ruihua Hou MD, MSc, PhD, SFHEA

Associate Dean International

Research interests

  • 1) Psychoneuroimmunology studying how psychological processes, the central nervous system, and the immune system interact and impact mental health;          
  • 2) human psychopharmacology focusing on the role of the locus coeruleus in neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders, and novel interventions targeting the locus coeruleus-noradrenergic pathway;
  • 3) neuroinflammatory mechanisms underlying anxiety and affective disorders as well as comorbid anxiety, depression, and fatigue in inflammatory and autoimmune conditions.
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Professor David Baldwin

Professor in Psychiatry
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Research outputs