Mental health

Mental health is a major focus for the University and for policy makers. These researchers are actively engaging with the policy process and would welcome further engagement from policy makers. 

Professor Matthew Broome

Professor Matthew Broome

Chair in Psychiatry and Youth Mental Health
Director of the Institute for Mental Health

Youth Mental Health - Birmingham HeroesMatthew Broome is an academic psychiatrist interested in the onset of mental disorders in young people. He has worked largely in the area of early psychosis, but is also interested in mood instability, autism, and in suicide and self-harm. His work has utilised functional neuroimaging, cognitive neuropsychology and epidemiology in his research and he has also worked in the philosophy and ethics ...

Email
m.r.broome@bham.ac.uk

Professor Paul Burstow

Professor Paul Burstow

Professor of Mental Health Policy

Professor Paul Burstow joined the University's School of Social Policy as a part-time Professor of Mental Health Policy. He has over 30 years of public policy experience across health and social care.  Professor Burstow specialises in mental health and social care, drawing on his experience as policy maker and system leader.  He has led a Public Policy Commission for the University ...

Email
p.burstow@bham.ac.uk

Professor Steven Marwaha

Professor Steven Marwaha

Professor of Psychiatry
Institute for Mental Health

Steven Marwaha is an academic Psychiatrist whose main interest is in early intervention and mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder and depression. His work focusses on pathways to illness and care, and ways of improving the clinical outcomes of this group using both pharmacological and psychological interventions. As a Consultant Psychiatrist he runs the Mood Disorders Clinic in Birmingham ...

Telephone
0121 414 3665
Email
s.marwaha@bham.ac.uk

Dr Maria Michail

Dr Maria Michail

Senior Birmingham Fellow

Maria Michail is a senior researcher in youth mental health and her main interests lie within the field of youth suicide prevention, self-harm as well as resilience. Maria’s work aims at highlighting through translational research the importance of early intervention and prevention of mental ill health in the critical ages of 12 to 25 years. Ultimately, her work aims to inform the ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6795
Email
m.michail@bham.ac.uk

Dr Karen Newbigging

Dr Karen Newbigging

Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Policy and Management

Karen joined HSMC as a Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Policy and Management in November 2013. Originally qualifying as a clinical psychologist, Karen has over thirty years’ experience in the health and social care sector, including direct service provision and commissioning. For the past fifteen years Karen has been involved in research, consultancy and system development for a broad range ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 3067
Email
k.v.newbigging@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jerry Tew

Professor Jerry Tew

Professor of Mental Health and Social Work

Jerry is currently leading national research for the Department of Health Policy Research Programme to explore how Local Authorities (and their partners) are responding to the challenge, embedded in the Care Act, to build capacity so as to ‘prevent, reduce or delay’ the need for social care services. He is also co-investigator in the ODESSI trial led by Prof Stephen Pilling at ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 3640
Email
j.j.c.tew@bham.ac.uk

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