The mental health group is a multidisciplinary collection of researchers who consider all aspects of mental health and neurodegeneration.
Particular strengths of the group include neurodegenerative disorders and ageing, and psychosis in young people. All the programmes of research underway in the group are committed to addressing common mental health difficulties that have huge implications in terms of quality of life and costs for individuals, their families and society. These programmes of research typically focus on building more accurate and richer models of disorder that in turn are translated into interventions that can be disseminated for use in real world settings.
Group members use a wide variety of methodologies in their research, including neuroimaging, computational modelling, explanatory and pragmatic randomised controlled trials, cohort studies and tools for evidence synthesis such as systematic reviews and meta-analysis. The group receives funding from NIHR, the MRC and the Wellcome Trust, amongst others.
Our key areas of research are:
- Dementia and aging
- Developmental psychology
- Mental health in older adults
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and adolescents
- Psychosis in young people.