Shrink Rapt

Shrink Rapt

By Thalamos
Shrink Rapt is a fortnightly podcast created specifically for Psychiatrists. We share bitesized insight from leaders in your profession, our primary focus being to discuss innovation, technology and latest research.

Please do get in touch if there are any particular topics you'd like us to cover.

Shrink Rapt is brought to your by Thalamos. At Thalamos we create bespoke software solutions, supporting psychiatrists and helping to improve outcomes in the assessment and treatment of mental ill-health.
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Episode 6 - Clinical Infomatics - Rob Stewart
This week Arden speaks with Prof. Rob Stewart Professor of Psychiatry at Kings College London. A recipient of the Wellcome Fellowship Rob’s recent work has focused on Epidemiology and clinical Informatics alongside later life mental disorders. Rob is the clinical lead for Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS) a tool which allows researchers to access front line clinical data for their research. Arden speaks with Rob about how the ability to access data in the right format is crucial for his work. What he thinks the early break throughs are likely to be and the technology solutions he’s most excited about in the future. We hope you enjoy listening.
October 8, 2019
Episode 5 - Mental Health Apps - Kumar Jacob
This week Arden speaks with Kumar Jacob, Founder & CEO of Mindwave Ventures. Kumar has a career spent in technology and gaming, as well as a stint as a non-executive of South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. It was this experience which exposed Kumar to the lack of technology provision in the Mental Health world. Not one to sit still Kumar decided to address this shortage of innovation by creating Mindwave Ventures a company which focuses on creating tools for the NHS, Charities and private providers looking to cerate meaningful solutions in the space. Alongside working with Thalamos, one of their key projects is their open source Personal Health Record which they are building collaboratively with a number of NHS Trusts across the UK. Kumar and Arden discuss why he first got interested in technology in mental health, what he things the future holds, as well as some of the positives and negatives of bring innovation to the NHS. We hope you enjoy listening.
September 25, 2019
Episode 4 - Depression and Genetics - Prof. Andrew McIntosh
Andrew is at the forefront of research into depression and genomics. He’s a Professor with the Division of Psychiatry at Edinburgh University a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatry and Chair of Generation Scotland expert working group for Psychiatric disorders. Andrew is also this years host for the MQ Mental Health’s Data Science meeting held in Edinburgh this week.  Andrew and Arden discuss why he was first interested in Psychiatry and in turn why he decided to focus on research. We also speak about the ethics associated with gathering and sharing of the data researchers require to be better able to understand the causes and cures of Mental Ill-Health. We hope you enjoy listening
September 11, 2019
Episode 3 - Section 12 Approval - the do's and dont's with Hilary Eagles
Hilary Eagles is head of Business at Winterhead responsible for running the South of England panel for the approval of clinicians under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act. Hilary speaks with Shrink Rapt about the common mistakes doctors make when applying for approval, a few hints and tips for what they should be doing and also how to ensure they continue to practice legally.  We also hear from Hilary about using photography to unwind and her love of travel. We hope you enjoy listening and if you do please subscribe and share us with your colleagues.
July 2, 2019
Episode 2 - Technology and Mental Health - Dr MacRae & Dr Rigby
Dr Peter MacRae and Dr David Rigby are two North London Psychiatrists and gamers who are combining their passions to explore and research the affect technology is having and can have on our Mental Health. We discuss social media, gaming, mindfulness apps and virtual reality; spoiler alert their opinions aren't necessarily what you'd think.  We also speak about their PsychTech conference and what they do to switch off.  We hope you enjoy listening, please subscribe and share if you do.
June 18, 2019
Episode 1 - Dr Lesley Haines - PIPSIG Chair
Dr Lesley Haines is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Private and Independent Practice Special Interest Group. (PIPSIG). Lesley speaks with Thalamos Founder Arden Tomison about the work of PIPSIG, how she first got into Independent Practice and some of the things she's learnt along the way. Including how to find work as an Independent Practicioner, how to stay up to date with developments in the profession and where to find peer support.  Lesley is also hosting a working session at Thalamos' Introduction to Independent Practice Training Conference on 6th June. To hear about future conferences and podcasts please subscribe here. Thanks for listening.
May 27, 2019
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