Our strengths and futures
We are world leaders in studies of population mental health, including epidemiology and mixed methods research into mental health promotion; prevention of mental illness; and improving patient care in collaboration with public institutions, patient groups and communities of concern, government and industry. Our new lines of research focus on the relationship between chronic disease and mental illness, severe and multiple disadvantage; and tackling health inequalities using co-design and progressive theories of change.
The Centre provides an integrated research and teaching environment in which we deliver research training at MSc and PhD levels, and we coordinate high quality undergraduate education with our NHS partners for medical students, psychiatric trainees, and postgraduates wishing to improve their academic practice and clinical skills. May of our courses are interdisciplinary; for example, our MSc Creative Arts and Mental Health is run with the Department of English and Drama, and the MSc Forensic Mental Health in collaboration with East London NHS Foundation Trust. In the undergraduate medical programme, we lead on the theme of Brain, Mind and Behaviour, which comprises Neurology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Ophthalmology and aspects of Community Medicine. We also lead on the new curricula on Medical Professionalism (MedPro) and development of Wellbeing and Resilience in Students.