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Research group

Centre for innovation in mental health

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We use our expertise in child development, psychological interventions and affective neuroscience to research ways to help those affected by mental health issues.

Part of Psychology


Our group combines psychologists, psychiatrists and neuroscientists, along with partners in local schools and NHS services. 

We host research facilities in the departments of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Southampton and provide postgraduate research training opportunities for students. 

Our research is focused around 3 themes: 

  • developmental and applied psychopathology 
  • therapeutic innovation across the life span 
  • clinical and affective neuroscience 

We're supported by research grants from major UK and international funders, including: 

  • the Medical Research Council 
  • the Economic and Social Research Council 
  • the National Institute for Health Research 
  • EU-FP7 
  • the pharmaceutical industry and charitable partners

Research highlights

Helping young people overcome early neglect

A Southampton collaboration explores the impact of early neglect and deprivation on Romanian adoptees. The work aims to inform policy and practice to help young people and their families get the right support.

Projects and publications

Our people

Those who have fully experienced a phenomenon have skills and knowledge that can be utilised in improving the quality of life for those still suffering.
Teaching Fellow
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