Research in the Centre for Psychiatry (CfP) focuses on the prevention of negative outcomes and promotion of life-long health and wellbeing for individuals with mental disorders
Our research areas include:
- Interface between mental and physical disorders: Understanding the shared aetiology and coexistence of mental illness with other disorders to inform development of preventive interventions e.g.:
o Cancer (SURECAN)
o Traumatic injury and surgery (Maxillofacial Surgery and Trauma Centre)
o Psychodermatology (Royal London)
o Coronary Heart Disease (ALSPAC, Cambridge)
o Covid-19 (PHOSP network)
o Brain/Mental Health Research Group (PNU Wolfson)
- Focusing on public mental health and health inequalities, investigating how cultural factors and psychosocial adversity lead to poor health outcomes and multi-morbidity.
- Understanding the impact of life stress/genetic factors on mental illness (e.g. depression and bipolar disorder) and other medical conditions (e.g. cardiovascular disorders, diabetes, cancer) to reduce risk for premature mortality.
- Prevention of violence and radicalisation: Preventing violence in psychiatric, prison and community settings and understanding the role of mental disorders and social factors in radicalisation risk.