Institute of Mental Health Sciences

Delivering socially and clinically relevant research that transforms lives, from Gene to Gym.

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Research Themes


We are focusing on the study of mental illness and well-being in special occupational groups with high rates of trauma exposure.

Mental Health in Later-life and Cognitive Decline

Examining ways in which the care of older people can be managed and carers can be supported.

Suicidal Behaviour

We are working with policy makers and health care providers who look after individuals in crisis.

Care and Recovery

Our researchers have conducted outstanding studies of service users’ perceptions of care and recovery.

Mental Illness

Our work in the Psychology Research Institute has influenced the classification systems used for psychiatric diagnosis worldwide.

Resilience and Well-being in the Young

We have a number of research studies on the impact of adverse childhood experiences on mental health outcomes.

Big Data and Population Sciences

Using of novel analytic methods such as machine learning to better understand behaviour and service use.