Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Child Health

Under the directorship of Professor Stuart Logan, the Child Health Team works with children, their families, healthcare professionals and practitioners to understand and explore the issues that matter to them and to co-create research with them to find possible solutions including new ways of delivering services.

Our research

The Child Mental Health Research Group

Led by Professor Tamsin Ford this Group provides evidence to optimise interventions and service organisation to protect and improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. 

The following are an example of projects currently being undertaken and details of the range of work within the Group can be found on the Child Mental Health Research Group page and following the links below.

  • STARS: Supporting Teachers And childRen in Schools
  • CATCh-uS: Young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in transition from children's services to adult services
  • Exploring Diagnosis: Autism and the Neurodiversity Movement

Health Complexity and Child Health Group

Led by Professor Katrina Wyatt this Group undertakes empirical research to develop and evaluate complex programmes which support children, their families and communities towards healthy behaviours and reducing health inequalities. 

Projects currently being undertaken and details of the range of work within the Group can be found on the Health Complexity and Child Health Group page.

Peninsula Cerebra Research Unit (PenCRU)

Led by Dr Chris Morris this childhood disability research group evaluates interventions, services and outcome measures for children and young people with neurodisability and their families. Full details of the range of project PenCRU are involved in can be found on the PenCRU website.