We have two main research threads in this area.
Peter Lepping is involved in major research on coercive measures in psychiatry. This work is in association with colleagues from the European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group (EViPRG), of which he is a longstanding member. By pooling large amounts of data from various European countries, EViPRG has shown that differences in the use of coercion are much less country dependent than was previously believed. He has supported the development of work in India on coercion, together with projects to increase awareness of, and reduce the use of, coercion in Indian hospitals. Our work was the basis for guidelines for the use of coercion in Indian healthcare settings, which was published with our Indian colleagues.