Our research

Our research is organised around four main themes that reflect our longstanding interest in psychological and developmental approaches to mental health:

We also have a developing portfolio of research in a number of additional areas including forensic mental health, patient experience, clinical innovation and child maltreatment.

We are a leading provider of clinical services and postgraduate training and education — a key strength of our research is that it is grounded in clinical practice. Our clinician trainers and researchers work in a variety of settings in health, education and social services.

We are at the forefront of innovation in mental health and in recent years have developed a number of award-winning clinical services.

Research pages:

Research projects

A showcase of current and completed research studies undertaken by our staff and their collaborators.

Staff publications

As part of our focus on research our staff body publishes widely. See the collections of their writing in the below venues.

Student research projects

A showcase of completed research studies undertaken by our students.

Joint annual research conferences – University of Essex and The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Our joint research conferences bring together staff and students from the University of Essex and The Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust to...

Our research performance

Performance in initiating and delivering research – Q1 2019–2020 Performance in initiating and delivering research – Q4 2018–2019 Performance in...