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Research groups within the Institute conduct large scale randomised prevention trials, screening research projects and epidemiological studies into the causation of disease.

In REF2014 90% of outputs in clinical medicine (UoA1) and 80% in health services (UoA2) were classified as 4*/3* with overall grade point averages of 3.28 and 3.29 respectively.

Below is a list of all current and past research projects undertaken by the Institute.

Project TitleProject InvestigatorCentre
Acceptance of covert coercion in mental health care in different countries: A focus group study with mental health professionals Stefan Priebe Centre for Psychiatry
Access to chemoprevention drugs in the NHS Dr Sam Smith Centre for Cancer Prevention
A model for good health-Modelling the effect of salt reduction on future burdens of disease in 30 countries Graham MacGregor Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Analysis and modelling of cancer statistics Peter Sasieni Centre of Cancer Prevention
A school based education programme to reduce salt intake in children and their families Graham MacGregor Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Automated text messaging trial to improve the use of medication David Wald Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
BEST3 Professor Peter Sasieni Centre for Cancer Prevention
British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers (BINOCAR) Joan Morris Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Body psychotherapy in the treatment of negative symptoms of schizophrenia Stefan Priebe Centre for Psychiatry
Brain in Pain II – The quantitative assessment of pain phenotypes in chronic fatigue syndrome (Bourke, White) Dr Julius Bourke Centre for Psychiatry
Brain in Pain III – The neurophysiology of chronic fatigue syndrome (Bourke, White) Dr Julius Bourke Centre for Psychiatry
Brain in Pain IV – The neurophysiology of chronic idiopathic pain (Bourke, White) Dr Julius Bourke Centre for Psychiatry
European randomised trial of screening for prostate cancer Professor Sue Moss Centre of Cancer Prevention
Chronic viral hepatitis B & C in ethnic migrants: a controlled randomised cross-sectional cluster trial to assess the impact of identifying, screening, and treating immigrants with viral hepatitis Graham Foster Centre for Psychiatry
Multinational study assessing the acceptability and determinanets of compliance to HPV vaccination to women in screening ages 24 to 45 years Professor Jack Cuzick Centre for Cancer Prevention
Combination of NRT and varenicline to increase cessation of tobacco Peter Hajek Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Comparing policy framework, structure, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of functional and integrated systems of mental health care (COFI) Stefan Priebe Centre for Psychiatry
A pilot trial to assess the effect of a structured communication approach on quality of life in secure mental health settings (ComQuol) Stefan Priebe Centre for Psychiatry
National Down Syndrome Cytogenetic Register (NDSCR) Joan Morris Centre for Environmental and Preventive Medicine
E-Cigarette - Potential toxins and nicotine delivery in users Peter Hajek Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Effective patient-clinician interaction to improve treatment outcomes for patients with psychosis Stefan Priebe Centre for Psychiatry
EPICure@19 - the extremely preterm young adult Joan Morris Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
The Depression in South Asians with Renal Failure:rfpb Kamaldeep Bhui Centre for Psychiatry
EUGATE Stefan Priebe Centre for Psychiatry
European Surveillance of Congenital Anomalies Joan Morris Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Evaluation of Fresh Start Programme (Obesity) Peter Hajek Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Financial incentives to improve adherence to anti-psychotic maintenance medication in non-adherent patients a cluster randomised controlled trial - FIAT Study Stefan Priebe Centre for Psychiatry
Pilot study of a randomised trial of a guided e-learning health promotion intervention for managers based on management standards for the improvement of employee wellbeing and reduction of sickness absence (GEM Study – Guided E-Learning for Managers) Stephen Stansfeld Centre for Psychiatry
GETSET Trial Peter White Centre for Psychiatry
PhD Studentship - Orfanos Stefan Priebe Centre for Psychiatry
Helping relationships for patients with psychosis Stefan Priebe Centre for Psychiatry
IBIS-1 Professor Jack Cuzick Centre for Cancer Prevention
IBIS-3 Professor Jack Cuzick Centre for Cancer Prevention
IBIS-II Professor Jack Cuzick Centre for Cancer Prevention
Inpatient and clinician perspectives on constant observation Stefan Priebe Centre for Psychiatry
Institutionalised care for people with mental disorders in South America: indicators and trends (INCAS) Stefan Priebe Centre for Psychiatry
Institutionalised care for people with mental disorders in South America: indicators and trends (INCAS) Stefan Priebe Centre for Psychiatry
Interact Trial Dr. David Wald Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
International Smoking Cessation Education Collaboration Peter Hajek Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Involvement of carers in acute treatment of patients with psychosis Stefan Priebe Centre for Psychiatry
LATTE Professor Jack Cuzick Centre for Cancer Prevention
Long term follow up of RCT of annual mammographic screening from age 40 Professor Sue Moss Centre for Cancer Prevention
Meta-analysis on the placebo effect in the treatment of mental disorders Stefan Priebe Centre for Psychiatry
Modelling of intensive group music therapy - Fellowship C Carr Stefan Priebe Centre for Psychiatry
The validation of interim outcome measures for the evaluation of interventions promoting increased cancer awareness and early detection Professor Sue Moss Centre for Cancer Prevention
Natural history estimation for screening evaluation and planning Stephen Duffy Centre of Cancer Prevention
The impact, assessment, and longitudinal course of negative symptoms of schizophrenia Stefan Priebe Centre for Psychiatry
Nicotine Content & Consistency of its delivery Peter Hajek Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
ORANGE Study Dr Peter MacCallum Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Evaluating of the impact of Olympic-led urban regeneration on young people and their families – The ORiEL (Olympic Regeneration in East London) study Neil Smith Centre for Psychiatry
Pace Trial Peter White Centre for Psychiatry
PANTERA Professor Peter Sasieni Centre for Cancer Prevention
Patient preferences for treatment expectations Stefan Priebe Centre for Psychiatry
Policy Research Unit on cancer awareness, screening and early diagnosis Stephen Duffy Centre of Cancer Prevention
PolyPill trials David Wald Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Predictors studies Professor Jack Cuzick Centre for Cancer Prevention
Preventive Angioplasty in myocardial infarction trial David Wald Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
PROVENT Professor Jack Cuzick Centre for Cancer Prevention
Public health centre of excellance Peter Hajek Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Quality and effectiveness of supported tenancies for people with mental health problems Stefan Priebe Centre for Psychiatry
Radicalisation, extremist violence and public health: developing a suitable measure of radicalisation to assess sympathies towards terrorist actors and vulnerability to radicalisation Kamaldeep Bhui Centre for Psychiatry
Ramdomised trial of nicotine patch preloading for smoking cessation Peter Hajek Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Rate of nicotine metabolism project & topography project Peter Hajek Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Reducing Suicidal Thoughts among Turkish Migrants in the Netherlands and in the UK: Effectiveness of an Online Intervention Ozlem Eylem Centre for Psychiatry
The Depression in South Asians with Renal Failure:rfpb Kamaldeep Bhui Centre for Psychiatry
Role of low penetrance SNPs in risk assessment of breast cancer Professor Jack Cuzick Centre for Cancer Prevention
Safety of medication use in pregnancy (EUROmediCAT) Joan Morris Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
SOUTH ASIAN VOICES ENABLING DEMENTIA CARE (SAVE-D) Kamaldeep Bhui Centre for Psychiatry
Smoking Cessation Service 2013 - 2030 Peter Hajek London Borough of Hackney
Social relations of people with severe mental illness Stefan Priebe Centre for Psychiatry
Statistical research for cancer screening Peter Sasieni Centre of Cancer Prevention
Statistical research for clinical trials Peter Sasieni Centre of Cancer Prevention
Studentship - Winnie Chow Stefan Priebe Centre for Psychiatry
Study of child-parent screening for familial hypercholesterolaemia David Wald Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Study on dual users: people who smoke and vape Professor Peter Hajek Health and Lifestyle Research Unit
Study on e-cigarettes Professor Peter Hajek Health and Lifestyle Research Unit
SUrivors’ Rehabilitation Evaluation after CANcer (SURECAN) Peter White Centre for Psychiatry
Tailoring varenicline to individual needs (TVIN study) Peter Hajek Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
The cure-it's egg : what do satirical cartoons add to the study of doctor-patient interactions? Stefan Priebe National Institute of Health Research
Therapeutic communication in black and minority ethnic populations Kamaldeep Bhui Centre for Psychiatry
Developing and piloting a new intervention to improve communication between psychiatrists and patients with psychosis - The TEMPO programme (Training to Enhance CoMmunciation with Patients with PsychOsis) Stefan Priebe Centre for Psychiatry
TransATAC Professor Jack Cuzick Centre for Cancer Prevention
Understanding the Increasing Rate of Involuntary Admission in NHS Mental Health Care: TheEnglish National Study of Compulsory Admissions (ENSCA) Kamaldeep Bhui Centre for Psychiatry
Volunteering in Mental Health Care for People with Psychosis VOLUME Stefan Priebe Centre for Psychiatry
How does dual use of e-cigarettes and conventional cigarettes change over time? Professor Peter Hajek Health and Lifestyle Research Unit
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