Evidence Based Practice Unit



This three-year, full-time, highly selective research doctorate aims to develop the applied research skills needed for a career in child mental health research and will lead to the award of a PhD in Evidence Based Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 

The programme is a collaboration between UCL and the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, and is based at the Evidence Based Practice Unit. This is a busy and dynamic centre of research and service improvement comprises a growing team of dedicated researchers, project managers, clinicians, data analysts and others, working across a range of projects aimed at finding the best ways of helping young people, their families and those working with them to develop resilience and support well-being. The unit undertakes research projects, delivers training and runs national service improvement initiatives to help develop and disseminate effective provision and self-help resources. 

The PhD will include lectures and seminars to support academic development, the opportunity to gain a range of transferable skills (e.g., project management, public speaking) and peer-group learning. In the first year, students will be expected to complete a series of core topics on developing and engaging with applied research on child mental health, including both qualitative and quantitative options. 

There are currently no places available on funded projects on this programme. Any future studentship opportunities will be advertised on this webpage.  We are interested in hearing from self-funding applicants about other projects.  

For more information, please email us: s.dhiman@ucl.ac.uk.