4 April, 2016
AAT Research’s founder, Dr Adrian Attard Trevisan, has been appointed Research Fellow at the Bedfordshire Centre for Mental Health Research in association with the University of Cambridge (BCMHR-CU).
The primary aim of BCMHR-CU is to foster collaborations between researchers/clinicians from both academic and non-academic backgrounds in subjects related to psychiatry. It has been behind formation of close academic links between University of Cambridge and South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT). These collaborations have gone beyond the UK and have involved a number of countries, including Bosnia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Italy, Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia, with ever growing links with other European countries.
The centre is interested in studies involving prodromes of psychosis, first episodes of psychosis, biomarkers in psychosis, epidemiology of psychosis, bipolar disorders, PTSD, psychiatry in primary care, development of community mental health services, and mental health research and development generally. The centre aims to involve researchers from all disciplines involved in the field of mental health work, as well as, encourage user (of mental health services) led research.
“I am honoured to join such a distinguished group of academics and experts in matters related to mental health. These collaborative opportunities are very important for us to keep abreast of the latest research findings and also to share our own research with other practitioners,” Dr Attard Trevisan said.
“At AAT we are working on a number of research projects that include anxiety and depression. Apart from ASD, mental health is another important area of study for us and I look forward to working with colleagues from the Centre,” he added.