Mental Health

In the mental health research theme our interests include bipolar disorder and related conditions, chronic neurological conditions that cause disability and ill-health and addictive behaviours (particularly gambling).

Working within the Faculty's high-profile Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research, the Centre for Organisational Health and Well Being, the Clinical Psychology research group and the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) research group, our interests encompass:

  • investigations of the psychological processes that underpin mental health conditions
  • epidemiological studies
  • development and evaluation of innovative treatments, ranging from collaborative care models through face to face therapy to web based self-management approaches

We conduct our research across a wide range of community, primary, secondary and tertiary care NHS settings. A key theme through our research is active engagement and collaboration with service users to ensure that the focus of our work targets issues of genuine significance to those affected by the condition being studied.