Willingness to take PhD students
Lisa Jones's research and doctoral supervision interests lie in the aetiology of major mental illnesses (bipolar spectrum mood disorders and psychosis). She is the Principal Investigator of the Mood Disorders Research Group in collaboration with researchers at Cardiff University. The broad aims of the group are to investigate genetic and other factors that may contribute to the aetiology of bipolar disorder/manic depression and other related psychotic illnesses, such as schizoaffective disorder and puerperal psychosis. She has particular interests in enriching and refining phenotype definitions for molecular genetic studies, and in underlying cognitive and neuropsychological deficits.
Dr Jones is lead for the Psychiatry research theme in Neuropharmacology and Neurobiology and a founding member of the Bipolar Disorder Research Network (BDRN), a group of researchers and research participants in the UK involved in investigating the underlying causes of bipolar disorder. She currently has funding from two of the world’s leading medical research charities - the Wellcome Trust and the Stanley Medical Research Institute.