Clinical Research Groups
The Mental Health Research Network’s Clinical Research Groups (CRGs) bring together academics, clinicians, researchers, people with experience of mental health problems and their family members from all over England to discuss ideas for research in a specific area, and produce proposals that can be turned into funded studies to run on the MHRN.
Nearly 50 Clinical Research Groups have each met for a period of two years since the launch of the MHRN in 2003, and each one has developed at least two research proposals that have formed the basis of applications to funding bodies.
The Clinical Research Groups that are currently meeting are:
CRGs funded from April 2012
Effectiveness of care and recovery in mental health learning disabilities, convened by Dr Angela Hassiotus, University College London.
Forensic Intellectual and Development Disabilities (FIDD), convened by Dr Regi Alexander, University of East Anglia.
Psychosis and schizophrenia in children and young people, convened by Professors Chris Hollis and Tony Morrison, University of Nottingham.
Self harm, convened by Dr Ellen Townsend, University of Nottingham.
Use of mobile technology in mental health, convened by Dr Saeed Farooq, Black Country Partnership NHS Trust.
CRGs funded from April 2011
Developing Addiction Recovery Monitoring and Support (ARMS) as a multi-site, multi-disciplinary platform for cluster-randomised analysis of the impact of complex interventions in addiction, convened by Dr Lawrence Reed, Imperial College.
Developing an outcomes-focused set of quality indicators paired to cost of provision to bring a value focus to NHS mental health services, convened by Professor Peter Fonagy, Dr James Mountford and Alexander Blasdel, University College London.
Evaluating models of working across the primary-secondary care mental health interface, convened Dr Marta Buszewicz, University College London.
Improving the mental health of Veterans of the UK Armed Forces, convened by Professor Chris Brewin, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust.
Promoting Long term efficacy of ADHD therapies: Towards tailored neuro-therapeutics, convened by Professor Sonuga-Barke, University of Southampton.
Soteria UK: Investigating therapeutic residential community approaches for psychosis in the UK, convened by Richard Bentall, University of Liverpool.
The Affective Disorders Research Consortium (ADRC): A strategic partnership for the development and implementation of evidence-based treatments and their associated mechanisms for anxious and depressive disorders across the lifespan, convened by Professor Tim Dalgleish, Medical Research Council, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit.
UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN), convened by Professor Philip Asherson, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.
CRGs funded pre-April 2011
Deaf child and adolescent mental health services (Deaf CAMHS), convened by Dr Barry Wright, York Medical School.
Early intervention in potentially severe mental health problems, convened by Sonia Johnson, University College London, and Professor Swaran Singh, Warwick University.
Personalised care in mental health, convened by Professor Martin Knapp, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.
page last updated 12 December 2012