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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Unit for Psychological Medicine


A cherry tree in a park

The Unit for Psychological Medicine is one of three units based within the Centre for Psychiatry and Mental Health and is led by Professor Ania Korszun

Our unit focuses on the prevention of negative outcomes and promotion of health and wellbeing for individuals with mental health disorders, dementia and multiple long-term conditions.


Whilst we have a broad programme of work that is ever developing; the key themes are:

  • Developing complex interventions to prevent and slow cognitive decline and dementia: hosting DeNPRU-QM and dementia care trials including NIDUS and APPLE-Tree.
  • Investigating the relationship between cultural factors and psychosocial adversity with violence and victimisation, and severe mental illness across the lifespan: UPM hosts ASSET research group that undertakes much of this research.
  • Understanding the specific and combined impact of environmental, cognitive, and biological factors on mental illness.
  • The interface between mental and physical disorders including multiple long-term conditions.
  • Perinatal mental health care including developing and implementing effective psychosocial interventions.
  • Exploring the interface between mental illness and forensic services


UPM is home to a large teaching group who deliver postgraduate taught courses in mental health such as the Forensic MSc and the Psychological therapies MSc, as well as short courses such as the impact of trauma on mental health

Find out more

To find out more about our unit click the links below:


Please see link to MSc courses


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