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Mental health (Healthcare)

PGR-RA-87

Expertise of research area
Coercion and restrictive practices; mental health; Patient and professional safety in mental health services


<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

The focus of this group is the promotion of safe, effective and therapeutic mental health care. Our research spans a number of topics tied to this aim, working in partnership with a range of academic institutions and mental health organisations. Read about our projects, people and publications below.

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<h2>What&nbsp;we do and why</h2> <p>The focus of the Mental Health Research theme is to promote safe, effective and therapeutic mental health care.</p> <p>We have a cross-cutting theme of service user involvement and co-production in the development, focus and management of our research through our PPI work. We have strong links with the NHS, particularly with Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust and we collaborate with a number of other universities and third sector organisations.</p> <h2>Our work</h2> <p>We are developing research examining:</p> <ul> <li>Coercion and restrictive practices</li> <li>Patient and professional safety in mental health services</li> <li>Effective and therapeutic mental healthcare</li> </ul> <p>As a team we support a large number of PhD students whose work fits within our themes. We strive to ensure that our research is embedded within our teaching and learning to our pre-registration nursing students, psychotherapy and counselling students, and through our post-registration provision.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>To submit an application in this research area please complete an <a href="https://studentservices.leeds.ac.uk/pls/banprod/bwskalog_uol.P_DispLoginNon">online application form</a> and submit this alongside a research proposal, a full academic CV, degree transcripts (or marks so far if still studying) and degree certificates. If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the Faculty&rsquo;s minimum <a href="https://medicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/faculty-graduate-school/doc/entry-requirements-1">English language requirements</a>.</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk">fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 8221.</p>