Margherita Zenoni

Posted on April 28th, 2023 by orchard@admin

Margherita works for Orchard OCD and manages their communications and fundraising. She experienced severe OCD during her adolescence and young adulthood. She is passionate about Orchard’s work to collaborate closely with interdisciplinary professionals and progress in developing new and better treatments for patients suffering from OCD. If you have any communications or fundraising queries, please […]

National Lottery Awards for All

Posted on January 23rd, 2023 by orchard@admin

We have been awarded £10,000 from the National Lottery Awards for All scheme to fund part of our OCD video series. We are filming this series in 2023. A huge thank you to the National Lottery for making this happen.

Hospital Saturday Foundation

Posted on January 4th, 2023 by orchard@admin

We are pleased to have received funding from the Hospital Saturday Fund towards our OCD patient registry. The Hospital Saturday Fund is a registered charity whose aims are to provide assistance for registered health charities, hospices, medical organisations and individuals with a medical condition or disability.


Posted on June 8th, 2022 by orchard@admin

Tracy works in local government in a strategy and policy team. She has lived with OCD for over 30 years and continues to learn about how this can impact life, and how it can be tackled, from her own experiences and those of other people. Tracy wants to support the work to find new treatments […]

Faiz Aiz Kermani, PHD

Posted on June 8th, 2022 by orchard@admin

We are thankful to Faiz for his continuous help and suggestions. Faiz’s background is in medical research and the pharmaceutical sector. He has practical experience of launching and publicising the work of non-profit organisations, especially in the field of healthcare and education. Faiz has a PhD. in Immunopharmacology from St. Thomas’ Hospital London.

Cambridge Social Ventures

Posted on June 8th, 2022 by orchard@admin

We are pleased to be part of the Cambridge Social Ventures programme in the Centre for Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School.

Bally’s Foundation

Posted on June 8th, 2022 by orchard@admin

Orchard OCD is very pleased to be receiving funding from the Bally’s Foundation for a two-year project to build an international registry of OCD patients. Registries are crucially important for medical research as they can accelerate recruitment into clinical trials of potential treatments and increase our understanding of a disorder such as OCD by asking […]

Dr Lynne Drummond

Posted on June 7th, 2022 by orchard@admin

Dr Lynne Drummond is an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at SW London and St George’s NHS Trust and Visiting Professor at the University of Hertfordshire.  She has worked in the area of OCD, anxiety, and mental health over the past 4 decades as both a clinician and researcher.  Publishing well over 100 articles in the academic press. […]

Jim Hagan, PHD

Posted on June 7th, 2022 by orchard@admin

Dr. Jim Hagan is a Senior Research Fellow in Neurosciences at Sosei-Heptares, working on drug discovery programmes for neuropsychiatric indications. Previously, he was the CEO at GMEC, a not-for-profit company formed by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, Imperial College, UCL, King’s College London and Queen Mary College London to foster biomedical translational research. He was […]

Stuart Montgomery

Posted on June 7th, 2022 by orchard@admin

Stuart Montgomery is emeritus professor of Psychiatry at Imperial College London. He is a past President of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) and of the British Association of Psychopharmacology (BAP). His research in OCD has been seminal, as were his efforts in establishing educational charities in OCD. His rating scale in depression, the MADRS, […]

Carolyn Rodriguez

Posted on June 7th, 2022 by orchard@admin

Dr. Carolyn Rodriguez is assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Science at Stanford University, School of Medicine. She utilises her training as a psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and clinical researcher to innovate rapid-acting treatments to relieve the suffering of patients with severe mental illnesses, including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. More about Carolyn. Rodriguez Lab.

Trevor Robbins

Posted on June 7th, 2022 by orchard@admin

Prof Trevor Robbins is a professor of cognitive neuroscience with an international reputation in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, behavioural neuroscience and psychopharmacology. He is Director of the University of Cambridge’s Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute (BCNI) and is leading a multi-million-pound research study into the neuroscience of OCD.