Having provided the first UK data on the reduced life expectancy experienced by people with severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Rob has supported research to clarify the points of inequality in healthcare and disorders responsible and to provide a detailed picture of who is most at risk. Rob is also a co-investigator on the MRC-funded eLIXIR ‘Born in South London’ initiative which links maternity, mental health, and neonatal/child health information across King’s Health Partners Trusts.
CRIS at the Maudsley has supported over 300 publications and a wide range of funded projects and fellowships. Many of these have involved research led by external partners, reflecting the growing national capability and collaborations in mental health data science. Supporting this, Rob is Co-Director for the DATAMIND HDRUK mental health hub.