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Mental Health and Wellbeing

The Mental Health and Wellbeing theme will carry out research to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our population and to increase access to effective therapies and treatments.

Theme Lead

Richard is an NIHR Senior Investigator, consultant adult psychiatrist in the NHS and has been a clinical academic in mental health for 25 years. He has been Director of Research and Mental Health Theme Lead for CLAHRC East Midlands and, prior to that, for CLAHRC Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire.

Richard is also the Adult Mental Disorder theme lead and Deputy Director of NIHR MindTech and In Vitro Collaboration, and Deputy Theme Lead for the Nottingham NIHR Biomedical Research Centre’s Mental Health and Technology theme. He is NICE Expert Panel member and has chaired the 2014 NICE Bipolar Disorder Guideline Group and served on NICE clinical guideline groups, panels and Health Technology Appraisals since 2003.


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