There are now over 500 researchers on our map of mental health research, including research-active clinicians, lived experience experts, and mental health academics. It’s great to see broad-based support for this resource which promotes cross-disciplinary collaborations in mental health research.
The map of mental health research now has over 500 researchers listed from 20 different backgrounds, including social work, physiotherapy and behavioural science. Researchers can use the map to find others with particular research interests and on the basis of where they are in the country. From there they can find contact details if researchers have chosen to share them. They can select a ‘category’ to filter the directory by research background, and so can use it to develop links with people that have different and complementary expertise.
Building collaborations is a big part of developing as an independent researcher. The interactive map supports mental health researchers at all career stages to connect and collaborate with others.
Whoever you are, if you do mental health research, do plot yourself on the map! It’s quick and easy to do.
Professor Cathy Creswell, the incubator director says: “We desperately need to build research capacity in mental health. Supporting people in clinical and non-clinical settings to build their networks is a big part of that and I’m thrilled to see that the map has really taken off.”