Can Eye-Movements be Used to Diagnose Psychiatric Disorders?

Can Eye-Movements be Used to Diagnose Psychiatric Disorders?


An evening of mental health research and awareness with Q&A
June 29, 2017
Room G.03, 50 George Square, Edinburgh

6 - 7.30 pm, preceded by refreshments at 5.30pm.

Come and join us for an evening of discussions surrounding Mental Health research, care and services.

The evening will begin with a short presentation by Dr Philip Benson to outline the promising findings that eye-movements have the potential to be used as a tool to help with mental health diagnoses.  Dr Benson will then join an expert panel including:

  • Alison Cairns, Chief Executive, Bipolar Scotland
  • Dr Pauline McConville, Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal Edinburgh Hospital 
  • Jane Sutherland, Lead Occupational Therapist, South West Community Mental Health Team

All questions/comments welcome whether specific to the eye-movement study or more broadly about aspects of mental health/mental health research in general.

If you'd prefer to send your questions in advance, please email them to, these can also be asked on the night. 

Join us from 5.30pm for refreshments, the presentations will begin at 6pm.