Mental health research

  • ‘Doctors as Patients’ A qualitiative study of barriers and facilitators to help seeking’, Riley R, Kessler D et al School for Primary Care Research 
  • Identification of gambling problems in primary care: A quantitative study, Cowlishaw S, Kessler D, Huntley A., School for Primary Care Research 

  • Guided self-help in depression for adults with autism spectrum disorder, Russell A, Kessler D, Wiles N, Rai D, Ensum I, Barton S, Ingham B, Parr J, Horwood J, HTA (2015)

  • Antidepressants to prevent relapse in depression, Lewis G, Nazareth I, King M, Kessler D, Gilbody S, Freemantle N, Hunter R, Wiles N, Kendrick T, Moore M HTA (2015) 

  • Integrated therapist and online CBT for depression in primary care, Kessler D, Wiles N, Welton N, Turner K, Shafran R, Williams C, Parrot S, Macleod U, Lanham P, Churchill R, Coyle D , Preist C, Lewis G Nazareth I, NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (2016-2022) 

  • A feasibility study of an intervention for medically unexplained symptoms in primary care, Barnes RKessler D, funded by NIHR RfPB (2014-2017)

  • A pragmatic randomised controlled trial to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a physical activity intervention as a treatment for depression: TREAD - G Lewis, M Chalder, N Wiles, A Montgomery, J Campbell, K Fox, A Taylor, A Haase, S Hollinghurst, K Turner, M Calnan, funded by NIHR Health Technology Assessment (2012)

  • A synthesis of patient experiences’ of mindfulness based interventions followed by a feasibility study of mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) in patients with COPD and/or asthma and co-morbid symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. A MalpassD KesslerD SharpM Ridd, M Bowden, J Wallond, H Carel, J Calvert. National Institute for Health Research and the National School of Primary Care Research.
  • Investigating if depressed male primary care patients can be supported in groupsH Cramer, R Araya, C SalisburyJ Horwood, S Payne. H Lester.

  • OTIS: Online Therapy Interaction Study. A HeawoodR BarnesD Kessler, A Malpass, St Ekberg. Bupa Foundation (2013)

  • Systematic review of group based psychological therapy for depression. R Araya, A HuntleyC Salisbury. SW GP Trust.

  • Collaborative Depression Trial (CADET). D Richards, D Kessler, R Araya, G Lewis. Medical Research Council (2013).

  • Randomised Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Acceptability of Computerised Therapy (REEACT). S Gilbody, D Kessler, R Araya. NIHR Health Technology Assessment.  Further details can be found on the project website: (2015)

  • Using Mendelian Randomisation to Establish the Causal Role of Cigarette Smoking in Anxiety and Depression. M Munafo, G Davey Smith, M Hickman, G Lewis, J Macleod.  MRC


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