Mental Health Research Group
Led by Professor Christopher Dickens, and Professor David Llewellyn, the Mental Health Research Group (MHRG) has the overarching aim of improving health outcomes for people in the UK and beyond, by conducting high quality research into various aspects of mental health, mental illness, dementia and brain health.
The MHRG consists of a number of distinct groups focusing on psychological medicine, suicide and self-harm, and personalised dementia medicine.
Members of the Health Economics Group have interests in econometrics, preference elicitation, methods for economic evaluation, including economic modelling methods, applied research in health and social care, health outcomes (health valuation) research, decision-making and priority-setting, and in areas of neurodegenerative diseases, infectious diseases, mental health, and drug/alcohol abuse. New members to the group will be encouraged to develop their own research interests in these and other/related areas.
The Health Economics Group also supports the work of the South-West Research Design Service (SW-RDS), led by Professor Gordon Taylor. The Group has successfully hosted MSc students seeking placements.
Lead - Dr Christabel Owens
The Stranger on the Bridge research project is a partnership between the University of Exeter, Jonny Benjamin MBE, maker of the award-winning Channel 4 documentary of the same name, and Neil Laybourn, the original ‘Stranger on the Bridge’.
The aim of the project is to equip members of the public to recognise and reach out to someone in a public place who may be contemplating suicide.
To do this we are seeking to:
- Understand the Stranger on the Bridge scenario from the point of view of those who have been involved, both those who have contemplated taking their own lives and those who have tried to stop them
- Use this knowledge to develop some clear and simple public education resources.
The study has been funded by the Medical Research Council and will run for 12 months (June 2017-May 2018)
Meet the team
Who we are
|Member of staff
|Personal Assistant to David Llewellyn
|Professor Jonathan Burns
|Honorary Professor of Psychiatry
|PA/Secretary to Professor Chris Dickens
|Professor Christopher Dickens
|Professor of Psychological Medicine
|Associate Research Administrator
|Dr Jason Hancock
Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist & Joint Director of Medical Education Devon Partnership NHS Trust, Honorary Clinical Lecturer
|Professor David Llewellyn
|Clinical Epidemiology / Director of Research and Impact
|Postdoctoral Research Associate
|Dr Penny Xanthopoulou
|Honorary Research Fellow
|Professor Paul Farrand
|Professor Tamsin Ford
|Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
|Professor Willem Kuyken
|Professor of Clinical Psychology
|Professor Rose McCabe
|Honorary Professor of Clinical Communication
|Dr Richard Laugharne
|Honorary Clinical Lecturer
|Dr Colm Owens
|Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer