Connect and collaborate

Connect and collaborate

A research career in mental health is an inherently collaborative one. By taking opportunities to connnect with others - be that researchers from other departments or other professionals who work in delivery of mental health services - you will gain a different perspective on the issues you know through your own work to date. Progressive steps to improve our mental health will be found by the people who are working beyond the traditional boundaries of their profession and learning from others' approaches.  By encountering others' approaches to the problems we are all working with, you can find opportunities to enrich your own professional experience and make a difference.

"The Applied Research Collaborations have a focus to work across the NHS, public health, social care and the voluntary and community sector."
- Eileen Kaner, Professor of Applied Behavioural Science

“As a practitioner who’s interested in research, you don’t know how valuable you are to research teams in universities. Go for it - make contact!”

– Dr Sinead Lambe, Clinical Psychologist and Researcher

"Mental health research is hugely important – a variety of people conduct it, it's done in a variety of ways and settings."
- Eileen Kaner, Professor of Applied Behavioural Science

Talk about your research interests - with anyone who'll listen!

Share your research interests with your R&D department

<p>– Jack Pollard, Health Economist</p>

“One of the most enjoyable aspects of my role as a health economist working in mental health research is getting together with experts from a variety of areas, from psychiatrists to statisticians, all of whom are pulling in the same direction, as this leads to the most meaningful discussions and the most insightful research.”

– Jack Pollard, Health Economist

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