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Primary supervisors

SupervisorResearch interests
Dr Afia Ali
  • Stigma and Discrimination in people with intellectual disability
  • Health inequalities in people with intellectual disability
  • Mental illness in people with intellectual disability
Dr Nick Bass
  • Genetics
  • Psychosis
  • Dementia
Dr Jo Billings
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Vicarious traumatisation
  • Wellbeing and resilience
  • Evaluating novel treatment interventions
  • Case series design research
  • Qualitative research
Professor Elvira Bramon
  • Schizophrenia
  • Biploar Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Genetics
  • Neurophysiology
  • Biomarkers
Dr Janet Carter
  • Stem cell research
  • Mouse models of Alzheimer's disease
  • Pre-dementia risk states and predictive markers
Professor Claudia Cooper
  • Dementia
  • Older People
  • Prevention
  • Carers
Dr Sergi Costafreda Gonzalez
  • Dementia
  • Diagnosis
  • Trials
  • Hearing and mental health
Dr Rebecca Gould
  • Psychological interventions
  • Older people
  • Dementia
  • Physical health conditions
  • Trials
Professor Angela Hassiotis
  • Health services research
  • Epidemiology
  • Qualitative research
  • Intellectual developmental disabilities
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Borderline intelligence
Dr Joe Hayes
  • Psychiatric epidemiology
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Prediction and personalisation
  • Ecological momentary assessment
  • Causal Inference methods
  • Psychosis and schizophrenia
  • Mood disorders
  • Physical health-mental health interface
Professor Paul Higgs
  • Sociology of ageing
  • Cultures of ageing
  • Personhood and later life
  • Medical Sociology
Professor Rob Howard 
Dr Quentin Huys
  • Computational psychiatry
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Depression
  • Addiction
Dr Sushrut Jadhav
  • Clinically applied anthropology
  • Cross-cultural psychiatry
  • Psychiatric ethnography
  • Cultural formulations in mental health
  • Caste & mental health in India
  • Mental health of marginalised populations across cultures
Professor Sonia Johnson
  • Evaluations of complex mental health interventions, especially in crisis care and early psychosis
  • Social associations with mental health outcomes
Professor Helen Killaspy
  • Rehabilitation Psychiatry
  • Health Services Research
  • Complex psychosis
Professor Michael King
  • Psychiatric epidemiology
  • Randomised controlled trial methodology
  • Religion and health
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sexual orientation
  • Primary care mental health
  • Analysis of large community data sets
Dr James Kirkbride
  • Psychiatric epidemiology
  • Psychosis and schizophrenia
  • Social and economic determinants of mental health
  • Immigration and ethnicity in mental health
  • Causal Inference methods
Dr Karoline Kuchenbaecker
  • genetics
  • depression
  • diverse populations
Dr Nuriye Kupeli
  • Dementia care
  • End of life care/palliative care
  • Carer wellbeing
  • Compassion/emotion regulation
  • Psychological interventions
Dr Anne Lanceley
  • Innovative Psychological therapies in cancer care - their implementation and evaluation in the clinical setting
  • Emotions & cancer illness
Professor Glyn Lewis
  • Epidemiology and aetiology of depression
  • Relationship between reward and punishment mechanisms and the treatment and outcome of affective disorders
Professor Gill Livingston
  • Dementia
  • Family Carers
  • Neuropsychiatric Symptoms
  • Quality of Life
  • Trials
  • Technology
Dr. Brynmor Lloyd-Evans
  • Health services research
  • Social care research
  • Process and implementation research
Dr Joe Low
  • Psychosocial care in palliative care populations
  • Supportive and palliative care in liver disease
  • Palliative care in non-cancer  
Dr Natalie Marchant
  • Dementia prevention
  • Psychological risk factors
  • Subjective cognitive decline
  • Behavioural interventions
Professor Andrew McQuillin
  • Molecular genetics of schizophrenia
  • Molecular genetics of bipolar Disorder
  • Molecular genetics of alcohol Dependence
  • Molecular genetics of Wernicke Korsakov's syndrome
Professor Joanne Moncrieff
  • Psychiatric drug treatment
  • Decision making in mental health
  • History of psychiatry
  • Critical psychiatry
Dr Kirsten Moore
  • Dementia Care
  • End of Life Care
  • Carer Wellbeing
Dr Nicola Morant
  • Qualitative research
  • Shared decision-making in mental health
  • Acute mental health care
  • Implementation research
Dr Naaheed Mukadam
  • Dementia – risk factors, prevention, management
  • Ethnic inequalities in health pathways and outcomes
  • Health related behaviours
Dr Vasiliki Orgeta
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Psychological interventions
  • Depression
  • Randomised controlled clinical trials
  • Systematic reviews
  • Well-being in late life
Professor David Osborn
  • Epidemiology and randomised trials
  • Cardiovascular health in psychosis
  • Evaluation of interventions in severe mental illness
  • Interface between Mental health and physical health
  • Psychosis including schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder
Dr Alexandra Pitman
  • Psychiatric epidemiology
  • Suicide and self-harm: risk and protective factors
  • Understanding the suicidal mind
  • Interventions to reduce the risk of suicide
  • Loneliness and social isolation: associations with mental ill-health and suicidality
Dr Suzanne Reeves 
Dr Elizabeth Sampson (Graduate Tutor)
  • Delirium
  • End of life care
  • Dementia research
  • Liaison psychiatry for older people
  • Pain
Dr Marc Serfaty
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy
  • Randomised clinical trials
  • End of life care
Professor Paddy Stone
  • Palliative Care
  • Terminal Care
  • Prognosis
  • Symtom Control
  • Cancer-related fatigue
  • Palliative sedation
Dr Vaso Totsika
  • Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Family adaptation and well-being
  • Quality of life and well-being in ID and ASD (adults and children)
  • Challenging behaviours
Dr Bella Vivat
  • Wellbeing
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology of scientific knowledge
  • Mixed methods
  • Patient-reported outcome measure development
Professor Zuzana Walker
  • Dementia research
  • Treatment trials
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Neuroimaging
  • Subjective cognitive decline