Psychiatrist Dr. Gareth Smith shares his experience of treating mental illness with the cast and creative team of The Effect.
Dr Mark Payton, the CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of the biopharmaceutical company Oxagen, explains how new drugs are developed and why drug development is vitally important for our future health.
Psychopharmacologist, Val Curran, on the science behind The Effect.
Aimee Dumbleton gives an insider’s view of what it is like to take part in a clinical drugs trial.
Dr.Chris Chambers explains how cognitive neuroscientists use techniques such as fMRI and TMS to investigate how our brains work.
Val Curran, Professor of Psychopharmacology (UCL), demonstrates the placebo effect.
Billie Piper (Connie), Jonjo O'Neill (Tristan) and Anastasia Hille in The Effect. Photo: Ellie Kurtz.
After 45 minutes of being lost in a bleak industrial estate, I eventually discover Hammersmith Medicines Research at the end of an intersection, just off the Park Royal roundabout, adjacent to a factory building pumping flumes of smoke. The building is exactly what I expect: large, non-specific, stark and cold. I’m feeling a little trepidatious, to say the least.