Early Intervention and Prevention


Professor Rachel Upthegrove, working in collaboration with Professor Matthew Broome, Dr Anna Lavis, Niyah Campbell and colleagues at Kings College London have been awarded just under £1M from UK Research and Innovation for the CELEBRATE project.

The project aims to develop a ‘Framework of Guiding Principles’ for researchers interested in studying Biology and Mental Health on how best to approach the research, how to keep young people involved and what roles would be crucial in the research team.

Another recent £35.4M investment in Mental Health research comes from the Oxford Health NIHR Biomedical Research Centre where Professors Rachel Upthegrove, Ole Jensen, Steven Marwaha, Anna Lavis and Matthew Broome at the University of Birmingham will be key partners along with NHS trusts (Birmingham Women and Children’s Trust and Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust). The funded research has 5 themes: Brain Technologies, Depression Therapeutics, Flourishing and Wellbeing, Mental Health in Development, Molecular targets. 

Research Fellow Dr Lowri Griffiths was awarded the NIHR Health and Social Care Delivery Research Grant in the amount of £1.6M, where she will be Co-Investigator on the project CoPICS, investigating the experience of psychosis care within ethnically diverse populations who have multimorbidities.  

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