The Centre brings together researchers working on mental health within Population Health Sciences at Bristol Medical School. We have an internationally recognised research programme funded by the MRC, NIHR, Wellcome Trust and other medical research charities. We are multidisciplinary and the researchers in the Centre include psychiatrists, epidemiologists, GPs, public health physicians, statisticians, psychologists and social scientists.
Our research is primarily concerned with population health issues in relation to mental health. We carry out studies in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) and have a number of randomised controlled trials, contributing towards the Bristol Randomised Trials Collaboration. We are also interested in more experimental research and its application to the problems. We have links to University Neuroscience.
- Neurodevelopmental disorders
- Personality disorder
- Psychosis and schizophrenia
- Suicide and self harm
Our Research Strategy (PDF, 116kB) is also available.
In the Research Assessment Exercise (REF) 2014, our research was included in the Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience (UoA 4) (overall quality profile – 80% world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*)) and Public Health services and Primary Care (UoA 2) (86% world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*)) panels.