We are an internationally recognised research centre that has had a major influence on UK policy and practice since 1996. Today it continues to deliver fresh insights that enable health professionals, service providers, policy-makers, patients, offenders and their families to explore opportunities to:
- improve safety and reduce risk
- prevent suicide and self-harm
- combat the stigma of mental illness
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- National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness
Research into suicide and homicide by mental health patients across the UK and the sudden unexplained death of psychiatric in-patients in England and Wales.
- Manchester Self-Harm Project
Research into and audit of self-harm presentations at the three Emergency Departments in the City of Manchester.
- Offender Health Research Network
A multi-disciplinary research network focused on offender health care research.
- Parental mental illness and risk
Research into outcomes for children whose parents experience mental ill health.
- Bereavement by suicide
Research to identify the needs and experiences of those bereaved or affected by suicide (postvention).
Inquiry Annual Report Published 4 July 2013
Professor Louis Appleby presents the key findings from the report: Annual Report 2013
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Leading our research
The Centre's research is led by senior academics and clinicians with a worldwide reputation for pioneering improvements in understanding and professional practice.
- Professor Louis Appleby CBE
The Centre's Director who has played a key role in shaping Government mental health policy for over 15 years.
- Professor Nav Kapur
A leading researcher into causes, treatment and prevention of suicidal behaviour, closely involved in establishing the national self-harm guidelines and suicide prevention strategy.
- Professor Jenny Shaw
At the forefront of research to improve mental health and the provision of care in prison populations.
- Dr Roger Webb
An experienced researcher with expertise in conducting large cohort and case-control studies derived from population-based datasets, his work focuses on suicide, unnatural death and harmful outcomes for mentally-ill people and their families.
- Dr Jayne Cooper
Internationally recognised for her work on the causes, treatment and prevention of self-harming behaviour, Jayne has an established track record of working collaboratively with health professionals to improve services for people who self-harm.