Welcome to PsyLife
We are a research group based in the UCL Division of Psychiatry. We use epidemiological methods to investigate and prevent inequalities in the social determinants of psychosis and other mental health problems over the life course.
Investigating the social determinants of psychosis risk over the life course
We use epidemiological methods to understand the social determinants of serious mental health problems.
We apply causal inference methods to population health data to inform better public mental health decision making.
Our research has informed NICE guidelines and national government policy
Our work, in statistics
Our group is founded on research-based learning to deliver novel, high quality evidence on the social determinants of psychosis and other mental health problems for policymakers, clinicians, academics and the public. We publish our peer-reviewed research in leading general medical, psychiatric and social sciences journals, following the principles of open science and open access publication wherever possible.
We also publish our work as datasets, book chapters, reports and guidelines where suitable, to maximise its impact in clinical and public health decision-making and policy. You can read more about our science and how it has contributed to public mental health here.
Meet the staff & students behind our research
We are part of the Department of Epidemiology & Applied Clinical Research in the UCL Division of Psychiatry. In addition to members shown to the right, we typically supervise 3-4 MSc students each year, 1st year rotation PhD students & visiting researchers.
Dr Kirkbride is currently accepting PhD students. Please send enquiries here.
Latest From OUR BLOG & Social Media
Migrants at elevated risk for psychotic disorders, but not for non-psychotic bipolar disorder - new PsyLife paper
New preprint: cohort study of #inequalities in service use & mortality after #FEP by migrant status in 1.3m people in Sweden 🔗 Awaiting peer-review. Led by @MentalhealthMSc alum. @SyedaAkther2 & @DafniKatsampaRead More
We've had a little refresh of our website () for 2021, with new faces & new projects to complement our existing work on the social determinants of psychosis using epidemiological methods. Can't wait to share more with you over the next 12 months! https://t.co/8n3Ph544HgRead More