Research Seminars

The Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry holds seminars to present the work of its members.  These seminars are free, open to the public, and held on Mondays from 14:00-15:00 in the Lecture Theatre, Academic Unit, Newham Centre for Mental Health E13 8SP



Presented by

29 Jan'18

Feasibility of Intensive Group Music Therapy for Acute Adult Psychiatric Inpatients- preliminary findings

Catherine Carr

5 Feb'18

CLAHRC Feasibility trial results of carer involvement intervention

Justina Kaselionyte

12 Feb'18

COFI results

Aleksandra Matanov

19 Feb'18


Anna Ermakova

26 Feb'18

Social networks and social contacts of individuals with chronic depression: a systematic review

Megan Cassidy & Chiara Visentini

5 Mar'18 Service user focus groups and DIALOG+ Philip McNamee
12 Mar'18 TBCEmma Windle
19 Mar'18COFI Quantitative results Victoria Bird
 26 Mar'18 Does Psychosocial treatment make a difference in the long-term for patients with Schizophrenia? Gonca Ramjaun 
 2 & 9 Apr'18Easter Break 
14 Apr'18 TBCErin Burn
23 Apr'18Narrative Experiences Online: The NEON Study Rose McGranahan 
30 Apr'18Morale of medical doctors in low and middle income countries Alina Sabitova 
7 May'18Bank Holiday 
14 May'18 TBCTBC 
21 May'18Global Mental HealthElizabeth Worswick 
28 May'18Bank Holiday 
4 Jun'18Psychosocial treatments with no or low medication in mental healthRuth Cooper 
11 Jun'18 TBC Lauren Hickling 

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Research Methods & Tools Training

Fortnightly training sessions in on a variety of topics of interest to those undertaking research in NHS are held alternate Wednesdays from 11:00-12:00 in the Lecture Theatre, Academic Unit, Newham Centre for Mental Health E13 8SP



Presented by

10 Jan'18

Clinical studies with psychedelics

Anya Ermakova

24 Jan'18


Carolanne Ellis
21 Feb'18Research on Mental Health and Substance Use in Africa Mariana Pinto da Costa
7 Mar'18Applying Information Governance principles to research activities   Jonathan McKee
21 Mar'18 Referencing with Mendeley  Ruth Cooper 

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Research Governance Skills Training

As a Noclor partner, ELFT staff can access training courses for free.  Noclor offer courses such as:

  • Critical Appraisal Skill Training Workshop
  • Essential Skills for Clinical Research Nurses
  • Finding the Evidence (Literature Searching Skills)
  • Good Clinical Practice in Research
  • Informed Consent in Clinical Research
  • Principal Investigator in Research
  • Setting Up and Managing the Trial Master File

To check dates and book a course, see the Noclor Training & Resources website

In addition, the Medical Research Council (MRC) Regulatory Support Centre has a number of resources including e-learning courses that are free for all (once you have set up an account), these include:

Good Research Practice

Applicable to everyone in the research community, this e-learning module introduces the principles and guidelines laid out in the MRC's ethic series document Good research practice: Principles and guidelines.

Research Data and Confidentiality

This e-learning course explores the concepts of confidentiality and data protection. This is a complex field, but the course aims to provide you with the framework and tools to interpret the requirements for research with confidence.

Consent and Participant Information Sheet Preparation Guidance

In this guidance you will find information on:

  • The principles of consent (both ethical and legal)

  • How the principles relate to preparation and use of a Participant Information Sheet (PIS) and consent form

  • Recommended content of a PIS and consent form

  • Design and style of an effective PIS and consent form

The guidance covers consent in adults, children, young people and adults not able to consent for themselves (in both emergency and non-emergency situations) and takes into account UK-wide requirements.


This online guide leads you through the process of making an application using the Integrated Research Applications System (IRAS).

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