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Research Projects

Funder:  Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)/Newton-Caldas Fund

Investigators: Francois van Loggerenberg, Stefan Priebe and Vicky Bird (Queen Mary University of London), and Carlos Gómez-Restrepo (Pontifica Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia). 

The overall aim of this study is to improve the mental health, resilience and quality of life of children and adolescents from Tolima, Colombia. This will be done by training (online and face-to-face) teachers and school counsellors from this region in mental health to promote mental wellbeing and the prevention and in the early detection of mental health problems. DIALOG+ will be used as a generic approach for addressing mental health problems identified in adolescents.

Contact: Francois van Loggerenberg (

Funder: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

Investigators:  Stefan Priebe, Vicky Bird, Carlos Gómez-Restrepo, Nelson Sewankambo, Alma Dzubur Kulenovic, Aneeta Pasha, Francisco Diez Canseco, Luis Brusco

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Funder: European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

Investigators: Nikolina Jovanovic, Stefan Priebe, Alma Dzubur Kulenovic, Aliriza Arenliu, Antoni Novotni, Stojan Bajraktarov, Lidija Injac Stevovic, Nadja Maric Bojovic, Jill Francis, Rose McCabe, Mina Aleksic, Remzija Setic, Tihana Majstorovic

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Funder: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

Investigators: Victoria Jane Bird, Stefan Priebe,  Aneeta Pasha, Sanyia Saleem, Padmatavi Ramachandran, Lakshmi Venkatraman, Paul Heritage, Ashar Malik, Sarah Evans-Lacko, Swaran Singh

Care for people with psychosis in India and Pakistan exists almost exclusively in conventional inpatient facilities, where patients can stay for long periods removed from their social context and without effective psychosocial interventions. PIECEs will explore, adapt, and test a low-cost, app-based approach (DIALOG+) that makes use of existing resources to improve community-based care for patients with psychosis and reduce the need for institutionalisation. The overall aim of PIECEs is to improve the quality of community-based care for people with psychosis in India and Pakistan by adapting and testing this approach, and up-scaling through the use of participatory arts methodologies and community engagement.

Contact: Renata Peppl (

Funder: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Invention 4 Innovation (i4i) Product Development Award

Investigators: Philip McNamee, Victoria Bird, Stefan Priebe, Nikolina Jovanovic, Yan Feng, Patrick Healy, Paul Binfield

The Remote DIALOG+ study seeks to develop a new communication system and platform to allow the DIALOG+ intervention to be delivered remotely within community care.

Contact: Philip McNamee (

Funder: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grant for Applied Research

Investigators: Victoria Bird, Stefan Priebe, Raj Choudhury, Susan Collinson, John Geddes, Tim Kendall, Sally Kerry, Rose McCabe, Andrew Molodynski, Stephen Pilling, Jonathan Warren

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Other studies (under construction):

If you are currently using DIALOG or DIALOG+ in a research study, please use the contact details page to send us information, and we will be in touch about listing your work on this page.