Neuroscience Research at Leeds

NeuR@L: Neuroscience Research at Leeds

There is strong history of neuroscience research at Leeds - one example is Roy Hullin who with colleagues in the Biochemistry Department carried out work to understand the biology of bipolar disorder and develop lithium as a treatment for it.

In addition, the gold standard for the assessment of depression, the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (Hamilton M: A rating scale for depression. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1960; 23:56-62), was devised by Prof. Max Hamilton, who was Nuffield Professor of Psychiatry at Leeds. It is still the most widely used depression rating scale in psychiatry today.

Read about our Research Areas to see what we are up to currently!