The importance of research in psychology and mental health issues continues to spread farther in today’s global society. As both TU Dresden and King’s College London are pioneering work in several research fields within Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurosciences, with the goal to deepen the understanding of the single aspects, the transCampus network is expanding its horizon in this field. Starting with various single collaboration projects, a new network on Mental Disorders has been established in 2019 with the aim of building new interdisciplinary research centres and jointly training students and PhD-students.
With the first transCampus Workshop on Mental Disorders in 2019 the groundwork for the next joint PhD programme Group on Risks and Pathomechanisms of Affective Disorders within the transCampus had been built. Under the guide of Prof. Michael Bauer (TUD), a joint PhD agreement in Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience has been signed. Involved are the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s, and the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University Hospital Dresden as well as the Faculty of Psychology at TU Dresden. Since the start of funding in July 2022, the members of the International Research Training Group 2773 “Risk Factors and Pathomechanisms of Affective Disorders” have already met in person during a kick-off event at KCL in September 2022. The students and their PIs from both locations London and Dresden are now working on their research projects innovating the field of mental health. Learn more about the IRTG 2773 visiting their project page.