PsySTAR is an innovative clinical PhD Programme providing training in basic and clinical psychiatric research through collaborations between the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee.  

The goal of the PsySTAR programme is to engage and develop the next generation of academic psychiatrists through an innovative clinical research training PhD programme.  PsySTAR brings together leading basic science and clinical researchers and centres of excellence in psychiatric genetics, behavioural and clinical neuroscience, brain imaging, epidemiology, biomedical sciences, the quantitative sciences, social and public health sciences and clinical trial methods.

Trainees will receive teaching in biomedical and applied health sciences in their first year of specialist training and then embark on a 3 year PhD project with a supervisor from a world-leading research environment

Key features of PsySTAR are:

  • Outstanding basic-to-clinical translational research environment, in units rated world leading or internationally excellent in RAE2008.
  • Established excellence in clinical academic training in psychiatry in Scotland
  • Dedicated mentoring and guidance by clinically active translational researchers
  • Projects that integrate relevant aspects of basic science and academic medicine to tackle critical aspects of psychiatric disorders

Further information

For more information about PsySTAR@Dundee, please contact:

Professor Keith Matthews

Professor Sara Marshall