We have a vigorous research programme funded by the MRC, ESRC, NIHR, Wellcome Trust and other medical research charities. We are multidisciplinary and the researchers in the centre include psychiatrists, epidemiologists, public health physicians, statisticians, psychologists and social scientists. Our research is primarily concerned with population health issues in relation to psychiatric disorder, addictions and suicide. However we are also interested in more experimental research and its application to the problems. Our research relates to two University research themes: Neuroscience and Population 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. The Cochrane Collaboration Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis group is based in the Centre.
In the 2008 RAE, our research was mostly included in the Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience panel (UoA 9), in the Epidemiology (UoA 6) and Health Servies Research (UoA 7) panels.