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NIHR Global Health Research Group

Research activities

The research activities mirror our three aims:

1. Buliding research capacity

  • Employing researchers in partner countries

In each partner country we have established research groups involving a team of researchers who will plan, organise and implemement the research activities.

  • Seminars and training activities in partner countries

This involves training events and workshops targeted towards members of the research team, and wider staff and student populations of our partner institutions.

  • Annual teaching weeks and residential stays

Each year we host an annual teaching and discussion week at the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry in London for our partner countries, and then longer (4-5 weeks) residential stays for researchers. The idea is  to bring together researchers from all countries, to develop research interests and skills, and for us to learn from one another.

2. Exploring and advancing understandings of global mental health

  • PhD studentship

A three year Studentship starting in Februay 2019.

  • Regular global health seminars in London

Seminars are hosted at the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry every 3 months, and focus on promoting discussions and thinking around global health across different disciplines. We include updates from the group and invite in external speakers to promote these discussions.

  • Future Scentarios project

This project invited experts from across the world in Global Mental Health, and using Scenario Planning methodology, explored what the future of global mental health may be in 30 years' time.

3. Improving care for patients with severe mental disorders

Using three resourse-oriented psycho-social interventions: DIALOG+, Volunteer Support and Family Involvement which is being tested using a range of RCTs and proof of concept studies across the different sites.

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