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About the Network

Mental Health is one of the major public health challenges in Scotland. Around one in four people are estimated to be affected by mental ill-health in any one year.

The NHS Research Scotland Mental Health Network supports an active mental health research community across Scotland, leading research in areas such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, depression, addictions, and psychosis.

The Network is primarily based in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, with Network funded staff based in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the University of Glasgow, NHS Lothian, the University of Edinburgh and NHS Tayside.

The Network is managed by Catherine Deith, Network Manager and Dr Donald MacIntyre, Network Director; with a Management group which supports the strategic direction of the Network, including members from a diverse range of backgrounds across Scotland.

  • Professor Andrew Gumley, Professor of Psychological Therapy, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Michael Smith, Consultant Psychiatrist and Research Lead, NHS Greater Glasgow
    and Clyde
  • Professor Liz Hughes, Professor of Substance Use Research, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Dr Ashleigh Duthie, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, NHS Tayside
  • Ms Suzy Syrett, Peer Researcher, University of Glasgow
  • Dr David Hayward, Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry, NHS Lothian
  • Dr Ania Zuballa, Research Fellow, University of Highlands and Islands
  • Dr Mallika Punukollu, Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NHS Greater
    Glasgow and Clyde

"We are excited to publish our new strategy in advance of our 2023 annual conference. In preparation we consulted with the public, clinicians, academics, and industry; this helped us recognise the important role the Network can play in advocating for public and NHS research priorities, and supporting diversity in research and innovation."
Dr Donald MacIntyre, Network Director, NRS Mental Health

A plain-text version of the strategy will be available soon.

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NRS Mental Health
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