In the mental health research theme, our interests cover the entire the lifespan, encompass a variety of methodologies and include several research areas. These include bipolar disorder and related conditions, chronic neurological conditions that cause disability and ill-health and organisational health and well-being.
Working within the Faculty's high-profile Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research, the Centre for Organisational Health and Well Being and the Clinical Psychology doctoral programme, our interests encompass:
- investigations of the psychological processes that underpin mental health conditions
- sleep and circadian rhythms
- development and evaluation of innovative treatments, ranging from collaborative care models through face-to-face therapy to web-based self-management approaches
- understanding work-based stress
- exploring effects of social media on well-being
- psychological aspects of living with a chronic illness
We conduct our research across a wide range of community, primary, secondary and tertiary care NHS settings and with local charities and third sector organisations. We attract funding from international and national funding councils as well as charities and other funders.
A key theme through our research is active engagement and collaboration with service users. This ensures that the focus of our work targets issues of genuine significance to those affected by the condition being studied.