COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH
Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Psychological Medicine

Lead - Professor Chris Dickens

Research projects

  • SCENE is a research programme that aims to developn and evaluate a newe intervention to help patients with psychosis to overcome social isolation and improve their quality of life.
  • Prospective cohort study to identify causes of depression and how depression leads to relapse in people with Ulcerative Colitis 2017-2020 £119,721 CCUK (Chief Investigator)
  • Pharmacosmos - "Iron deficiency and quality of life in IBD: Prospective cohort study of iron (III) isomaltoside 1000 (Monofer) on quality of life and work productivity in patients with imflammatory bowel disease 2018 - 2020, £45,636
  • The HOME Study How can we best address prolonged acute hospital stays inolder inpatients with medical-psychiatric multimorbidity?: A pragmatic multicentre, randomised controlled trial to compare the effectiveness and cost-effectivenss of Proactive Liaison Psychiatry with usual care (co-applicant) 2017 - 2020 £1,992,654.32 NIHR HS&DR
  • Vascular Aspects of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (co-applicant) 2013-2018 £250,000 Mary Kinross Trust.  This study is investigating the vascular aspects of neurocognitive dysfunction in a range of clinical and population-based studies including the HRS (supported by the Mary Kinross Charitable Trust and other funders)
  • Mapping Dementia Services in the South West
  • Mindfulness-based CBT for depression with chronic physical health problems
  • MIR trial
  • STEPWISE trial Structure lifesyle Education for People WIth Schizophrenia (Co-applicant and PI for Devon and Somerset centres) 2013-2017 £1.8 millions
  • Worry and depression in coronary heart disease