Our research

Covid-19 update
In line with national guidance, recruitment to many of our studies has been paused. The only studies that remain open are those which don't require any input from our clinicians, such as online studies. If you are taking part in a study involving a therapy, the research assistant from your study will contact you to arrange a virtual appointment where possible.

Our research office at Sussex Education Centre is currently closed and all the team are working from home, so we can get back to you if you need to get in touch. Please email us with your name and telephone number and we will get back to you between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

For studies please contact: askaboutresearch@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk 

For research governance enquiries please contact: researchgovernance@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk

We are setting up virtual chats to keep in touch during this period. If you want to join in, or have any patient involvement (PPI) enquiries, please let us know by emailing: involvementinresearch@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk

Our Research Studies
Research can be about taking part in a new therapy, completing questionnaires, attending an interview or focus group, or trying a new drug. We have a broad range of research studies at Sussex Partnership:

Our mental health research studies 

Studies for people with dementia 

If you would like to receive updates about our research news and studies, please join our Research Network .

If you are interested in dementia research across the country, you can also sign up to Join Dementia Research to stay in touch with what's happening. Join Dementia Research is funded by the Department of Health and delivered in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research, Alzheimer Scotland, Alzheimer's Research UK and Alzheimer's Society.

Participant Research Experience Survey
If you have taken part in one of our studies, we would really like to hear your feedback:

Participant research experience survey 

The information you provide will be collected by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network and will be treated in the strictest confidence. It will not affect any of your further treatment or any future participation in a research study. It will help us grow and develop the way we do our research and the way we involve participants. Participant responses received so far suggested three areas for us to focus on:

  1. Knowing about research - making sure you know about research on offer and opportunities to take part
  2. Communicating and disemminating findings - making sure we communicate with you and reach out to hard to communities who don't know about our research. 
  3. The research experience - telling people about what it's like to take part in research.

We are taking these actions forward in partnership with patients and representatives from BAME and young people's networks.