CFMHAS was established in 2012, supported by a grant from BCUHB charitable funds. It is co-directed by Professor Catherine Robinson and Professor Rob Poole. The impetus to develop a research centre arose from their successful research collaboration, which exploits the potential of mixed methods research by bringing together social science, clinical and biomedical researchers in a truly multidisciplinary partnership.
CFMHAS focuses on research that has a direct application to improve the mental well being of the general population or to improve mental health care. We are particularly interested in complex problems that are best addressed through combined qualitative and quantitative methods.
CFMHAS brings together researchers from a broad multi-disciplinary base including:
- Social policy
- Social work