This web-site describes the work of the Recovery Research Team at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) in Nottingham. The IMH is a partnership between the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. You may know some of the work the Recovery Research Team have led, such as:
- forming the Recovery Research Network of over 960 people from 38 countries with an interest in researching recovery
- organising the Refocus on Recovery conferences, the world’s largest ongoing series of scientific conferences on recovery
- creating the CHIME Framework identifying Connectedness, Hope, Identity, Meaning and Empowerment as key recovery processes
- developing the REFOCUS intervention for mental health teams to increase their skills in supporting recovery
- developing the Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis intervention to improve wellbeing in people living with psychosis
- running the RECOLLECT Study on Recovery Colleges
We also collaborate widely, on projects such as:
- the Understanding Psychosis publication
- the CEDAR study of clinical decision-making across Europe
- the European Network for Mental Health Service Evaluation (ENMESH)
- developing the Camberwell Assessment of Need (CAN), the most widely used health and social needs assessment internationally
To learn more about the Recovery Research Team, see here
The Recovery Research Team is led by Mike Slade. He is Professor of Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion at the University of Nottingham, based in the School of Health Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, and working at the Institute of Mental Health. His post is jointly funded by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Until 2015 he was Professor of Health Services Research at King’s College London and a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Some of the research reported here was conducted by his team at King’s College London. For more information about Mike Slade, visit his staff profile.
Recovery Research Team
|Ada Hui||NEON||Assistant Professor|
|Ashleigh Charles||PhD Student|
|Caroline Yeo||NEON||Research Assistant|
|Emilia Deakin||UNFOLD||PhD Student|
|Felix Lewandowski||PhD Student|
|Fiona Ng||NEON||Research Assistant|
|Hannah Nudds||Research Administrator|
|Joy Llewellyn-Beardsley||NEON||Research Assistant|
|Katja Milner||MISTIC||PhD Student|
|Lesley Wells||NEON||Administrative Assistant|
|Merly McPhilbin||RECOLLECT||Research Assistant|
|Stefan Rennick Egglestone||NEON||Programme Coordinator|
|Yasmin Ali||NEON||Research Assistant|
The team work with a range of organisations, because ‘if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together’. In the UK our collaborators include:
- Centre for Mental Health
- Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience
- Making Waves
- Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- University of Nottingham
We also work with organisations in many other countries, including:
- Australia (Monash University; Mind Australia)
- Bulgaria (National Center of Public Health and Analyses)
- Canada (McGill University; St Michael’s Hospital)
- Denmark (Copenhagen University; Mental Health Centre Copenhagen)
- Germany (Hamburg University; Ulm University)
- Ghana (CBM International)
- Hong Kong (Hong Kong University)
- India (Quality Rights Gujarat)
- Ireland (Mayo Recovery College)
- Israel (Ben Gurion University of the Negev; Haifa University)
- Italy (Consortium Oscar Romero)
- Netherlands (Phrenos; VU University Amsterdam)
- Norway (University College of Southeast Norway; Norwegian Resource Centre for Community Mental Health)
- Portugal (Lisbon Institute for Global Mental Health)
- Slovenia (University of Ljubljana)
- Tanzania (Ifakara Health Institute)
- Uganda (Butabika National Referral Hospital; Heartsounds Recovery College)
- USA (Boston University; Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Centre; University of Massachusetts; Yale University)
And we work with international organisation, such as
- Mental Health Europe
- World Health Organization
Getting references for our publications
There are three ways you can access the references of publications from the Recovery Research Team:
- We actively maintain our website researchintorecovery.com. Papers from our group are listed here, books here, and free downloads here.
- Google Scholar (here) contains a list of all publications by individual researchers. For example, the Google Scholar page for Mike Slade is here.
- Most but not all members of the Recovery Research Team are in the School of Health Sciences, and you can search for their staff page including their publications here. For example, the staff page for Mike Slade is here.
Accessing the full text of our publications
There are four ways you can access the full text of our publications if you don’t have journal access:
- The Nottingham Research Repository is the open access full text archive for University of Nottingham research, in which you can search for the title of articles
- The above repository is indexed by search engines, so you can just e.g. Google the title of a specific paper (prefaced by ‘Nottingham Repository’ is best)
- Our free-to-download reports are here
- If none of the above approaches work you can contact us here.
Doing a PhD with us
If you are generally interested in doing a PhD at the University of Nottingham then please contact BR-SRSHemail@example.com. A list of supervisors in the School of Health Sciences is available here.
If you are specifically interested in doing a PhD with us (Recovery Research Team in the Institute of Mental Health) then unfortunately the first aspect to consider is funding. Doing a PhD is expensive! General details on University of Nottingham fees (which are in line with other UK universities) are given here (NB the PhD will be in the School of Health Sciences).
If you do not have funding, postgraduate funding options are listed here and we sometimes advertise contract research jobs with the possibility to do a PhD – our vacancies are always advertised on the University of Nottingham jobs site and on jobs.ac.uk.
If you do have funding, please send us your research CV, PhD plan, career goals and funding details. Our PhD supervision capacity is a limited resource, so only the strongest applicants (research experience and publications, PhD and career plans aligned with the Recovery Research Team, secured funding) are likely to end up doing a PhD with us.
Working with us
If you are looking for paid employment with us then our vacancies are always advertised on the University of Nottingham jobs site and on jobs.ac.uk. If you are wanting a secondment from your existing job or un-paid work experience with us then feel free to contact us with your research CV. We would be unlikely to be able to offer anything to someone who cannot make a specific and relatively guaranteed time commitment so please also indicate your availability.
We provide a consultancy service to policy-making organisations and service-providers, advising on the best way to develop recovery-promoting mental health services and to implement evidence-based recovery-orientated practice. Do contact us for more information.
Our expert team organises training courses in recovery, or can offer bespoke training for mental health systems, trusts or individual teams. Recent training topics have included REFOCUS, INSPIRE, positive psychotherapy, developing a recovery focus, outcome measurement, and managing innovation. Please contact us for further information.