Active Research Studies

Active Research Studies

Active Research Studies

The Trust offers opportunities for service users and staff across GMMH to participate in National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) portfolio studies.

We will soon be populating this page with relevant inclusion and exclusion criteria for all active studies to enable potential participants to identify relevant opportunities.

We have a variety of opportunities available across mental health and dementia projects, which gives greater potential for people to find a study they are interested in.

These range from questionnaires and observational studies, to clinical and drug trials. Participation can last from as little as 15 minutes to several years.

 

Mental Health Studies

 
Study Acronym Sudy Title Description Principal Investigator Research Unit Link
STAR How does the STAR therapy affect the mind and brain? Multisite Randomised Controlled Trial of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for psychosis to reduce post-traumatic stress symptoms in people with co-morbid post-traumatic stress disorder and psychosis, compared to Treatment as Usual: the STAR (Study of Trauma And Recovery) trial Filippo Varese Complex Trauma Research Unit 
  OSA in SMI staff survey Staff perspectives on the detection and treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea in people with severe mental illness.  Sophie Faulkner Psychosis Research Unit
IPPACT IPPACT Phase 3: Observational Cohort Study - v1 Improving prediction of psychosis in ARMS using a clinically useful prognostic tool (IPPACT): Phase 3 observational cohort Study   Filippo Varese Youth Mental Health Unit
TULIPS TULIPS RCT A Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial of a Ward-Based Intervention to Improve Access to Psychologically-Informed Care and Psychological Therapy for Mental Health In-Patients Katherine Berry Complex Trauma Research Unit 
LeTS Let's Talk Stigma (LeTS): A peer delivered intervention A peer-delivered disclosure course as an intervention to combat the stigma of psychosis: intervention refinement  Melissa Pyle Psychosis Research Unit 
GLAD Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Carmel Thomas  
EYE-2 Early Youth Engagement in first episode psychosis (EYE 2) Pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial of implementation, effectiveness 
& cost effectiveness of a team-based motivational engagement intervention to
improve engagement
Paul French Psychosis Research Unit 
PPiP2 Prevalence of pathogenic antibodies in psychosis (PPiP2) Prevalence of neuronal cell surface antibodies in patients with psychotic illness Stella Anakwe-Umeh  
SNR - 05 Add-on NaBen treatment of Refractory Schizophrenia in Adults (SNR-05) An adaptive Phase II/III, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Two-Part, Dose-Finding, Multi-center Study of the Safety and Efficacy of NaBen® (sodium benzoate), a D-Amino Acid Oxidase Inhibitor, as an Add-on with Clozapine, for Residual Symptoms of Refractory Schizophrenia in Adults Richard Drake  
EXPO - XR BUP Extended-release Pharmacotherapy for Opioid Use Disorder (EXPO-XR BUP) Extended-release Pharmacotherapy for Opioid Use Disorder (EXPO): An Open Label Randomised Controlled Trial of Injectable Depot Maintenance Buprenorphine versus Standard-Of-Care Oral Maintenance Opioid Agonist/Partial Opioid Agonist Medication, with Personalised Psychosocial Intervention Jonathan Dewhurst  
GameChange (gameChange) Immersive virtual reality to transform the lives of patients with psychosis A randomised controlled trial testing automated virtual reality cognitive therapy for patients with fears in everyday social situations. Tony Morrison Psychosis Research Unit 
  Clinician Views on Digital Tech for Physical Health in Mental Illness Clinician Views on Digital Tech for Physical Health in Mental Illness John Sainsbury  
co-assist (CO-ASSIST) Children with OCD: Identifying Support Strategies for Parents (V1) (CO-ASSIST) Children with OCD: Identifying Support Strategies for Parents (V1) Rebecca Pedley  
Biogen Tally (Biogen TALLY 263CS201) A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of BIIB104 in Participants with Cognitive Impairment Associated with Schizophrenia (CIAS) Phase 2, Randomized, Double-Blind, Multiple-Dose, Placebo- Controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of BIIB104 in Subjects With Cognitive Impairment Associated With Schizophrenia (CIAS) Richard Drake  
L-DART L-DART FitSz (v1) Light-Dark and Activity Rhythm Therapy for sleep: Feasibility and acceptability in Schizophrenia spectrum disorders (L-DART FitSz) Sophie Faulkner N/A
STAR The STAR (Study of Trauma And Recovery) trial v1.01 Multisite Randomised Controlled Trial of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for psychosis to reduce post-traumatic stress symptoms in people with co-morbid post-traumatic stress disorder and psychosis, compared to Treatment as Usual: the STAR (Study of Trauma And Recovery) trial Filippo Varese Complex Trauma Research Unit 
  Physical Health of Adolescent Inpatients Physical health and lifestyle of young people on adolescent inpatient units in Greater Manchester: A qualitative study with service users and staff Rebekah Carney JUICE
AVATAR Optimising AVATAR therapy for distressing voices A trial addressing questions of treatment efficacy, therapy delivery, and its implementation in NHS settings, including testing the provision of the integrated and enhanced software platform for the delivery of therapy employed in the clinical trial, together with the operational and therapy manuals. Gillian Haddock Patient Safety Research Unit 
  An investigation into aftercare planning for those remitted to prison A study exploring the process of discharge/aftercare-planning for people returned to prison from secure-psychiatric services (SPS’s). Jenny Shaw  

 

Dementia Studies

 
Study Acronym Sudy Title Description  Principal Investigator Research Unit Link 
Sense-cog SENSE-Cog Validation Study (WP2) Adapting tools for the early recognition of cognitive and sensory health problems. Rachel Elliott GMDRC
Stratastem Stratification of sporadic Alzheimer’s disease for drug discovery II (StrataStem) Stratification of sporadic Alzheimer's disease for an intelligent drug discovery approach using patient derived induced pluripotent stem cells: Improving therapeutic intervention, diagnosis and prognosis of sporadic Alzheimer's disease using in vitro neuronal models of the disease Ross Dunne GMDRC
Biogen EMBARK (Biogen EMBARK 221AD304) Phase 3 Study of Aducanumab in Early Alzheimer's Disease  Phase 3b Open-Label, Multicenter, Safety Study of BIIB037 (aducanumab) in Subjects with Alzheimer's disease Who Had Previously Participated in the Aducanumab Studies 221AD103, 221AD301, 221AD302 and 221AD205. Ross Dunne GMDRC
Cognetivity (CGN-1801-CTP Cognetivity) VALIDATION STUDY OF INTEGRATED COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT (ICA) A Validation Study of a computerized, Artificial Intelligence assisted cognitive assessment test compared to a widely used cognitive assessment test and specialist clinical diagnosis in patients with Alzheimer’s Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment Ross Dunne GMDRC

 

Health Services Studies

 
Study Acronym Sudy Title Discription Principal Investigator Research Unit Link
  Avoidable harm in prison healthcare Understanding the scale and nature of avoidable harm in prison healthcare Jennifer Shaw  
  The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health A study examining all incidences of suicide and homicide by people in contact with mental health services in the UK, aiming to make recommendations to improve mental health services in order to help reduce the numbers of suicide and homicide, particularly for people with mental health problems. Louis Appleby  
  Narratives of health and illness for Healthtalkonline 2012 V1 A study using qualitative research methods including narrative interviews to explore how people experience (the health condition) in the context of their family, work and social lives to identitfy issues that are important to people with the relevant condition i.e. early signs and symptoms, experience of diagnosis, relationships with family and friends, professional attitudes, etc. Sue Ziebland  

 

Active Ageing Studies

 
Study Acronym Sudy Title Description  Principal Investigator Research Unit Link
Standing Tall-er Standing Tall-er Implementation Study A study aiming to fill an important gap by assisting older people to exercise at home, i.e. those who are unable (or unwilling) to attend group activity or those who wish to combine group and home-based exercises, aiming to provide an effective, long-term method for improving balance and reducing fall risk. Helen Hawley-Hague