Research Projects

Current projects in Epidemiology and Applied Clinical Research
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NIHR-funded study investigating Acute Day Units (ADUs). Led by Professor David Osborn.



A study to evaluate the effectiveness of long-term maintenance treatment for depression in the UK. Led by Glyn Lewis.



A pilot randomised controlled trial of one to one befriending by volunteers for people with intellectual disability and depressive symptoms. Led by Dr Afia Ali.

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for People with Mild Intellectual Disability and Mood Disorders. Led by Angela Hassiotis.

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Centre for Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Research (CIDDR)

Formerly CHSRID-Centre for Health Service Research in Intellectual Disabilities. Led by Angela Hassiotis.



Evaluation of Parent Intervention for Challenging Behaviour in Children with Intellectual Disabilities (EPICC-ID). Led by Angela Hassiotis.

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iCST Study

A feasibility RCT into Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for people with intellectual disability and dementia. Led by Afia Ali.

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Intensive Support Teams (IST-ID) Study

Intensive Support Teams for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Challenging Behaviour. Led by Angela Hassiotis.

Loneliness and “Complex Emotional Needs” (CEN)

Loneliness and “Complex Emotional Needs” (CEN)

This project aims to explore experiences of loneliness and what factors reduce or worsen feelings of loneliness among people with CEN.


Loneliness and Social Isolation in Mental Health Network

The Loneliness and Social Isolation in Mental Health is a research network that will bring together many different relative perspectives on this topic. Led by Sonia Johnson and Alexandra Pitman.

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Mental Health Policy Research Unit

Our aim is to help the Department of Health and others involved in making nationwide plans for mental health services to make decisions based on good evidence.

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The PETAL Programme

Personalised Treatment Packages For Adults With Learning Disabilities Who Display Aggression in Community Settings (PETAL)

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PrEgabalin for Treatment Resistant generalised Anxiety disorder (PETRA)

Can taking Pregabalin alongside an antidepressant help to treat resistant symptoms of Generalised Anxiety Disorder?

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The research aims to improve the detection and management of cardiovascular disease risk in people with severe mental illnesses in primary care. Led by David Osborn.

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We investigate how social, economic and environmental factors contribute to mental health and illness over the life course. Led by James Kirkbride.

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Research into Antipsychotic Discontinuation and Reduction (RADAR)

Research study that will evaluate a structured antipsychotic medication reduction and discontinuation programme for people with long-term schizophrenia and similar problems. Led by Joanna Moncrieff.

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The School Attendance and Home Learning Experiences Study

A new study to understand the educational experiences of children with an intellectual disability and/or autism a year after the COVID-19 pandemic started in the UK. Led by Vaso Totsika.

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Support for families with a child with an intellectual or developmental disability

New study looking into different types of supports and interventions in an effort to increase the range of supports we know work well for families. Led by Vaso Totsika.

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North London Service User Research Forum. Led by Helen Killaspy.

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Past project

Find out more about our previous research projects