BRC Trials Office

NIHR Maudsley BRC Clinical Trials Office: A central contact point for clinical trials in psychosis

Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat a disease and are at the heart of all medical advances. The clinical trials developed by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) are the final step in the development of new treatments for mental health conditions.

Like in any other branch of medicine, participation in research might be a unique opportunity for people that suffer mental health conditions to progress in their recovery.

Despite our long history in research, patients and their carers might be unaware that numerous ongoing research projects are available and may not know who to contact.

Our strategy focuses on three main issues:

  • Identify biological factors that cause psychosis
  • Design new treatments to improve the quality of life of patients that still experience symptoms despite taking medications
  • Develop treatments that involve less possible side effects. 

The NIHR Maudsley BRC Trials Office is here to make the connection between patients, carers and key-workers with researchers. We welcome contact from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) staff and patients to discuss current studies and to clarify what is involved for people who want to take part.

Contact Details

We are located in the Department of Psychosis Studies at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN).

Phone:  0207 848 0165
Email: Kate.merritt@kcl.ac.uk