Research studies

We are currently involved in the following research studies, but are no longer recruiting to them.


IDEAL - Improving the experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active Life. A study which aims to understand what it is like to live with dementia or memory problems, in a social and environmental context.

VALID - (Valuing Active Life in Dementia) - Evaluating a community occupational therapy intervention for people with mild to moderate dementia and their family carers. 

TOMM40 - Identifying whether or not a person at increased risk of developing Mild Cognitive Impairment due to Alzheimer’s disease and trialling an investigational medication called Pioglitzone. 

BDR-Donor Recruitment - (Longitudinal assessment of potential brain donors). Human tissue is vital for dementia research. The memory, thinking and behaviour of each prospective donor is monitored throughout their later life through regular assessments. This provides researchers with a complete medical history to accompany the donated brain tissue, allowing them to see how brain changes correlate with symptoms.


CATCh-uS - Identifying the needs and experiences of young people with ADHD, during their transition from children’s to adult services. 

Schizophrenia and Psychosis
SCENE Part 1 - A questionnaire assessing the social contacts and social activities of people with psychosis. 
ESMI - The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Mother and Baby Units versus general psychiatric inpatient wards and Crisis Resolution Teams for acute severe postnatal disorders. 


mATCH - Observational study investigating the care pathways for people with a diagnosis of autism who are detained in hospital. 


Engager 2 - Developing and evaluating a collaborative care intervention for prisoners, with common mental health problems, near to and after release.

For more information about research and national studies please visit the UK Clinical Trials Gateway