Current projects

Our Research and Development Team undertake national research projects in our Trust and some of these are open for service users or their carers to take part in.

Projects that are currently seeking involvement from our service users and/or their carers include:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics – detecting susceptibility genes for Alzheimer’s disease
  • Autism Conditions in Adulthood – learning about the lives of adults on the autism spectrum and their families
  • Caregiving Hope – seeking to answer the question: “does cultural obligation, preparedness and willingness to care influence the wellbeing of family carers of people with dementia?”
  • DIADS – Diagnostic Instruments for Autism in Deaf Children study
  • GSCg – exploring genetic susceptibility to cognitive deficits across the schizophrenia / bipolar disorder diagnostic divide
  • RADAR Trial – reducing pathology in Alzheimer’s disease through angiotensin targeting
  • REACT – an online trial to evaluate a toolkit for relatives of people with psychosis or bipolar disorder
  • RESPECT Study – an intervention aimed at improving the sexual health of people with severe mental illness
  • What works? – understanding effective dementia workforce education and training (work package: case studies)
  • Yorkshire Health Study – the Yorkshire Health Study is the largest long term health study in Yorkshire

These projects are usually referred to as ‘portfolio projects’ and are peer-reviewed, high quality projects, funded through a national competitive process. Each of the projects have been accepted on the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) portfolio.

If you would like to find out more about participating as a service user or as a carer in any of the above studies, please contact our Research and Development Team by emailing or calling 0113 855 2387.