Research at our core

Our aim is to put research at the core of everything we do, so we can continually improve our clinical care.

We are doing this by giving our service users the opportunity to take part in research and our staff opportunities to develop and deliever studies. Through research we will create new treatments and improved services.

Our partners

We work closely with our world leading partners to deliver ground breaking mental health research. Together we work to improve population health and wellbeing on an international scale.

Our research partners set the standard in terms of new ideas and innovations that continue to make significant improvements to both our understanding and treatment of mental health and the quality of life for those impacted.

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Take part in research

Browse our list of research studies, find out how you can get involved, and help us better understand mental health.

Take part in research

Clinical Record Interactive Search

The Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS) system has been developed for use within our NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre. 


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NIHR Policy Research Unit in Mental Health

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Policy Research Unit in Mental Health (MHPRU) was established at UCL and King's College London in 2017, and works closely with clinicians and service users at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. The PRU conducts rapid research to inform mental health policy at DHSC, NHS England, OHID and other government and arms-length bodies. It helps policymakers make timely nationwide plans for mental health services based on expert views and evidence.

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Further opportunities

Consent for Contact

We are looking for people interested in taking part in research that contributes to better health for people with mental health related problems.

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NIHR BioResource

Data collected from this research forms a valuable resource that can support research across the different centres.

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Other Research Opportunities

There are may external research opportunities supported by our partners, that you can take part in.

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Service user research ambassadors

Our goal is for everyone who uses the Trust’s services to get the chance to take part in research.

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