Research overview

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 BTC Bristol Trials Centre. We are also interested in more experimental research and its application to the problems. We have links to University Neuroscience.

Research themes

Our Research strategy May 2019 (Office document, 37kB) is also available.

A red silhouette profile of a head representing a jigsaw puzzle with pieces missing. REF 2021

In the Research Excellent Framework (REF) 2021, our published research contributed to the Public Health services and Primary Care panel (UoA 2) (overall quality profile: 97% world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*)), as well as the Psychology, Psychiatry & Neuroscience (UoA4) panel (overall quality profile:  84% world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*)).”

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