Psychoanalysis Unit


Elizabeth Simes

Elizabeth Simes
Liz is the Principal Research Coordinator in the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London and is responsible for the coordination of national and international NIHR funded clinical trials evaluating the effectiveness of community based mental health interventions in health and criminal justice settings. She currently coordinates a national randomised control trial of mentalization based therapy (MBT) for male offenders with antisocial personality disorder within the national probation service known as the MOAM trial and SUMMIT an international evaluation of group interpersonal therapy (g-IPT) in Lebanon and Kenya for women with postnatal depression. In addition, she coordinates the national evaluation of i-THRIVE across 20 sites in England and is working in collaboration with Safer London on a qualitative study to develop a new model of  support for families in the aftermath of a murder or violent death of a child. Her interests include developing evidence-based practice for mental health services for adults and young people and ensuring patients and members of the public are actively involved at each stage of the research process from design to dissemination.  She completed her PhD at University College London in collaboration with User Voice and her doctoral research explored the impact of the involvement of researchers with lived experience on a complex evaluation of mental health services within the National Probation Service in England and Wales. Liz holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Social Policy from the University of Leeds and a Master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from King’s College London.

How to contact Liz Simes

Psychoanalysis Unit
Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology
University College London
Gower Street