The research at SBRL takes many different forms. We conduct naturalistic studies in real-world settings as well as experimental studies in the laboratory. Employing both approaches (and utilising quantitative and qualitative methods), we investigate the relationship between psychological/social/clinical factors and suicidal behaviour. Such factors include personality, cognitive and psychophysiological correlates of suicide risk. We are also interested in the development of theory-informed psychosocial interventions and their implementation in real-world settings. A selection of our research is outlined below.
UK COVID-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing study
The COVID-MH study aims to investigate the immediate and medium-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the required social distancing and self-isolation measures on people’s mental health and wellbeing in the UK. Using a nationally representative survey design (n=3,077 adults from across the UK) with regular follow-ups, we will ask people questions about their mental wellbeing in the weeks and months following the COVID-19 outbreak.
Several projects have been conducted by SBRL members on a wide range of topics and methodologies. Here we display a list of research topics. More information on the work developed within SBRL as well as in partnership with other research groups can be found in the publications page (where most papers are made freely available).