Mental health

Targeting new and existing treatments for common mental and behavioural disorders

Through our research, we aim to identify promising targets for clinical or policy interventions for common mental and behavioural disorders. We use our expertise in causal analyses: identifying the root cause of a disorder rather than simply treating the symptoms. Our research draws on randomised control trials, population cohorts and clinical networks.T he disorders we research are psychosis, suicidal behaviour, depression, addictions and post-traumatic stress disorder.


Causal analysis

Recognising and treating the root causes of mental health problems to identify intervention targets


Understanding, predicting and evaluating treatments for mental and behavioural disorders.

Experimental medicine

Developing and piloting novel psychological treatments

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