Research at St Andrews

Research taking place here at St Andrew's Healthcare has the potential to enhance the lives of people with mental illness, learning disability, autistic spectrum disorder, conduct disorder, substance abuse, neurodegenerative disorders and brain injury.

Our own researchers and clinicians work collaboratively with academics based in UK and non-UK universities, including close partnerships with:

  • University of Oxford
  • University of Northampton
  • University of Birmingham
  • London South Bank University
  • University of Cambridge

We share our knowledge in various ways including presenting at conferences, academic publication and publication in professional media. Our extensive academic library is well used by students and other research professionals. 

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Our research areas include

Our research areas include:

Developing and adopting innovations, therapies and treatments
Healthcare technology
Healthcare environment
Learning cultures
Addressing gaps in knowledge
Effective care and intervention for service users with challenging behaviour
Recovery
Personalisation
Understanding, prevention and management of agitation, aggression and violence
Developing and applying robust outcome measurements to demonstrate effectiveness of innovations, therapies and treatment