The BAP is a learned society and registered charity. It promotes research and education in psychopharmacology and related areas, and brings together people in academia, health services, and industry. Formed in 1974, it is the largest such national association in Europe, and the second largest in the world.

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Not all in the mind – the contribution of brain science to modern psychiatry

Join Prof David Nutt at Imperial College London for his Public Lecture, 23rd July at 7.30pm
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Visualising Psychotropic Medicine (VPM)

Presenting what can be a complex set of data in a useful and engaging way
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BAP 2018 Programme at a glance

Download the summary programme for this year's Summer Meeting in London
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Summer Meeting 2018

Join us in London 22nd to 25th July 2018
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Online CPD Resource

RCPsych Online CPD Subscribers get a discount on the BAP Online Resource
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Fundamentals of Clinical Psychopharmacology

Buy a discounted copy of the new Fundamentals of Clinical Psychopharmacology
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The Ten Secrets of Success in Science

View Professor Trevor Robbins presenting his top tips
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Neuroscience-based Nomenclature (NbN) for JoP

Journal of Psychopharmacology chosen to trial new NbN
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Fundamentals Wins BMA Award

Fundamentals of Clinical Psychopharmacology wins BMA Medical Book Award in Psychiatry
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Benefits of BAP membership include:

  • FREE subscription and access to the Journal of Psychopharmacology (published monthly online).
  • Reduced registration fees for the annual Summer Meeting.
  • Half price subscription to the Online CPD Resource.
  • Eligibility for prizes and awards.
  • Student bursaries for the BAP Summer Meeting and international conferences.
  • Reduced registration fees for selected partner association events.
  • 50% OFF Royal Society of Biology membership (Read more)
  • BAP Newsletter.
  • Voting for BAP Officers and Council (full members only).
  • Being part of one of the largest national psychopharmacology associations in the world.


BAP at Cheltenham Science Festival 2018 – PTSD: 100 Years On
By Judith Pratt
Posted on 12th June 2018

Whether it is soldiers in combat or survivors of car accidents, post-traumatic stress disorder can be devastating.  How far has our understanding of the disorder advanced and how can those affected continue to be better supported? Professor Judith Pratt, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Noting that 2018 was 100 […]

Street Drugs in the Northern Powerhouse: Perspective and Policy
By Jo Neill
Posted on 9th April 2018

Launch of The BAP President’s Symposium Jo Neill, BAP President and Professor of Psychopharmacology at UoM, April 2018 Photos by Russell Bloor and Keith Nuttall On 28th March on an “almost sunny” day in Manchester, world experts in the field of substance misuse gathered for a ground breaking and unique event, a one day public […]

Journal of Psychopharmacology and Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology
By bapreports
Posted on 18th December 2017

Open Access A large number of new gold open access (OA) journals have been launched in recent years to provide immediate open access to research at the point of publication. It is estimated that 16% of peer reviewed journals are now gold OA. These use funding models that do not charge the reader or institution […]

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Frank Tarazi
When words fail, music speaks: How music can help children with autism connect
Drs. Samata Sharma and Frank Tarazi from Harvard Medical School wrote an article for the World Economic Forum on the use of music as adjunctive therapy for children with autism
14th June 2018

Ed Bullmore
The Guardian: This revolution in our understanding of depression will be life-transforming
Ed wrote an article for The Guardian about the genetics of depression.
29th April 2018

Antonio Gonzalez
Improving opioid painkillers: can they be made safer?
Antonio (along with Sera Moore, Jade Morgan, and Joe Chadwick) was involved in the development of an informative video on novel, low-abuse analgesics and accompanying questionnaire.
13th April 2018

Sarah Bailey
The Guardian: Why science is being more open about animals in research
Sarah wrote an article for the Guardian about animal research and openness.
6th April 2018

Hip Hop Psych (Akeem Sule and Becky Inkster)
Analysing Stan: Psychologists reveal what Eminem's hit track really means
Akeem and Becky explain what Eminem’s ill-fated fictional superfan can tell us about the brain and mental health.
5th March 2018

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2018 Statistical Excellence in the Pharmaceutical Industry Award
18th July 2018

Simon Bate and Robin Clark win 2018 Statistical Excellence in the Pharmaceutical Industry Award for their development of InVivoStat
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New Curriculum for Research Animals
13th June 2018

A new curriculum for University education in the use of research animals has just been launched.
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Alzheimer’s researchers win world’s top brain research prize
6th March 2018

Four neuroscientists working in the UK, Belgium and Germany have today (6 March) won the world’s most valuable prize for brain research
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Human Brain Project SP8 Open Calls now published
8th February 2018

Calls for Expression of Interest for SGA2 are no open
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Psychopharmacology is the study of drugs that affect mood, behaviour and cognition. It aims to develop our understanding of the actions and effects of such drugs, which may include treatments for psychiatric disorders as well as substances that can be abused.