Our Joint Research Strategy with University College London

At the beginning of 2024, the Partnership and University College London (UCL) launched a Joint Research Strategy to highlight our research priorities over the next five years. 

Our joint research strategy has been shaped by local and national drivers. Conversations with our key internal and external stakeholders and the wider community have taken place, providing valuable feedback from academics, service users, clinical staff, primary care and the Integrated Care Board (ICB). The feedback we received has helped shape our plans for the future.

In order to improve the quality of care our patients receive, research has also been placed front and centre of the Trusts’ priorities.

Read our joint strategy here: A Joint Research Strategy for the North London Mental Health Partnership & University College London.pdf


Clinical research is an important part of what we do at the North London Mental Health Partnership. It allows us to improve our clinical practice and deliver more for patients. We want to build on this strength and expand our research capabilities across the Partnership.

Research enables us to provide our service users with the latest, most innovative techniques available to aid recovery.

If you use our services you will find that our treatments are among the best in the country and are sometimes at the forefront of international thinking and development. To help us ensure we are leading the field, we collaborate with other organisations that are also active in research, expanding our knowledge in psychiatry, psychology, counselling and nursing. 

The role of the Research department is to support and facilitate researchers to undertake high quality research and to provide research governance to ensure the interests of participants, researchers and the Partnership are protected through adherence to the local and national regulatory frameworks.

The Research and Development (R&D) Department offers support in:

  • Grant applications
  • Ethics applications
  • Training

Research team at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey

We have a dedicated research team who provide support to a range of research studies which are part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) portfolio. We are here to help you at every step of the research process.

If you would like to contact us about getting involved in research or wish to ask any questions, please email us at beh-tr.research@nhs.net 

BEH R&D Team
Tom Freeth Delivery Manager
Didiana Dos Santos Deputy Research Delivery Manager 
Jessica Rivera Research Associate
Lisa Russell Research Associate
Ailsa McGuinness Research Assistant
Michael Roper-Cowley Research Assistant
Sasha Kluvitse Research Assistant

The BEH R&D Department is based at: 
1st Floor, Apple Unit – Entrance I (Link Corridor) 
St Ann's Hospital 
St Ann's Road 
N15 3TH 
Tel: 020 8702 5627 

Performance in Initiation and Delivery of Research reports (NIHR)

Research team at Camden and Islington

Studies which run at C&I are supported by a dedicated, multi-disciplinary Research Team located at the Noclor Research Headquarters. The team is funded by North Thames Clinical Research Network, which is part of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). The NIHR is the nation’s largest funder of health and care research, and provides the people, facilities and technology that enables research to thrive in the NHS. The team help make research happen across all Divisions at C&I.

If you would like to find out more about research at C&I, if you are interested in taking part in a study, or you would like to conduct a research trial of your own, then please contact the Research Delivery Manager Tom Freeth by post using these details:

Tom Freeth Research Delivery Manager

The C&I Research Team are based at:
JML House

Regis Road

Performance in Initiation and Delivery of Research reports (nihr.ac.uk)

Our Research partners

The Partnership works with a number of other organisations in many of our research trials and projects.

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) research studies currently active within the Partnership cover quite a range of clinical areas, including new talking therapies for different mental health disorders, pharmaceutical solutions to acute psychiatric problems, as well as patient surveys of experiences within services. Find out more about NIHR

North Thames Clinical Research Network (CRN)

The NIHR Clinical Research Network: North Thames helps to increase the opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research, ensures that studies are carried out efficiently, and supports the Government’s Strategy for UK Life Sciences by improving the environment for commercial contract clinical research in the NHS in the North Thames area. Find out more about North Thames CRN

UCL Partners

UCL Partners is a partnership between universities and healthcare providers in North London focusing on research, clinical services, education and training. The Partnership’s purpose is to ensure that innovations in medical research lead to direct clinical benefits for patients. Find out more about UCL Partners

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