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Social & Community

The Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry is located at the Newham Centre for Mental Health in the London Borough of Newham.

It closely collaborates with local clinical services, and has strong international links. Since 2012 it is a WHO Collaborating Centre, the only one specifically designated for Mental Health Services Development in the world.

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The Unit focuses on research on social interactions ('what happens between people') in mental health care, in particular developing and evaluating novel interventions, with a leading role in wide international collaborations. The research involves conceptual work and uses quantitative and qualitative methods.
The Unit also provides undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

Core resources of the Unit jointly funded through Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT; Priebe is Research Director).

Since 2007, the Unit has generated more than £11m competitive research income since 2007, and published more than 200 peer reviewed research papers. Funding bodies include the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, the National Institute of Health Research, the Department of Health, and the European Commission.

For more information please contact Carolanne Ellis or Stefan Priebe.

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