Health & Wellbeing

The health and wellbeing research group is hosted within the Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour. The research group focuses its work on all areas of health and psychological wellbeing in adults and children, as well as working with vulnerable groups.

The research group consists of members from within the department from areas such as clinical psychology, psychiatry, forensic science, health and social psychology and applied research.





Vostanis, Dogra, Karim, and O'Reilly interests and expertise are in the evaluation of child mental health services and interventions, cultural diversity, impact of trauma on child mental health, inter-agency research, and service evaluation. We collaborate with many academic institutions and services in the UK and internationally. Current research projects include World Awareness for Children In Trauma (WACIT) National Evaluation of the Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TMHS) Programme, Autism Research, and Decision Making in Child Mental Health Assessments.

MaltbyPalmer, Hatcher, Robertson, Frosch, are interested the integrating occupational, forensic and psychological approaches to the concept of psychological and social safety and how it extends to a number of applied settings. Current projects include safety online in online/media/victimisation contexts, second victim in hospitals, patient safety and safety assessment in disease and chronic conditions.





MaltbyPalmer, Hatcher, Robertson and O'Reilly are interested is examining how assessment and understanding of concepts of resilience and psychological well-being are applied from to individual, educational and organisational contexts. Current projects include looking at resilience models within public sector organisations following failure, quality of life assessment among refugees, and individual assessments of the measurement of resilience and well-being.

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