Research studies - open for recruitment

The following research studies are currently open for recruitment:


AD-Genetics - A genetics study looking to identify unique genes associated with both Early and Late Onset Alzheimer’s disease. View the patient information sheet for the Early Onset arm here and for the Late Onset arm here

SYMBAD - Clinical trial of Mirtazapine versus placebo in the treatment of agitation for people with dementia. View the patient information sheet here.

You can find out more about dementia studies and others on the Join Dementia Research website and also on the University of Exeter dementia research website.

Schizophrenia and Psychosis

ADR - Identifying any genetic predispositions for adverse reactions to Clozapine, to develop individualised drug therapy. View the patient information sheet here

PPiP - An observational study collecting demographic and clinical data, in addition to a blood sample. This study aims to understand if some cases of psychiatric illness are caused by the presence of specific antibodies. View the patient information sheet here

SINAPPS2 - Clinical trial of immunotherapy versus placebo for people whose blood tests show that their psychosis is antibody-associated. 


Molecular investigation into Bipolar Disorder (perinatal arm) - This study is looking at factors that make some women with bipolar disorder more likely than others to experience mood episodes in the postpartum period. We hope this study will lead to better prediction and treatments for these episodes. View the patient information sheet here


ASC - The Adult Autism Spectrum Cohort UK, Autism condition in Adulthood - Learning about the lives of adults on the autism spectrum and their relatives in order to create an evidence-based approach to meeting health and social care needs. View the patient information sheet here

Eating disorders
Triangle - A randomised controlled trial to examine whether the addition of a patient and carer skill sharing intervention improves long-term patient wellbeing following hospital treatment for anorexia nervosa. View the patient information sheet here
Mood disorders
Talking Therapies Research Resource - An exciting opportunity to get involved in a major UK research study about psychological wellbeing and talking therapies. View the patient information leaflet here

If you are interested in being involved in participating in research please email or phone 01392 674117.