Research at St Andrew's

Research students

Research taking place here at St Andrew's Healthcare has the potential to enhance the lives of people with mental illness, learning disability, autistic spectrum disorder, conduct disorder, substance abuse, neurodegenerative disorders and brain injury.

Our own researchers work collaboratively with academics based in UK and non-UK universities. St Andrews Healthcare clinicians have links with UK universities and engage in research activity.


Our research areas include:

  • Developing and adopting innovations, therapies and treatments
  • Healthcare technology
  • Healthcare environment
  • Learning cultures
  • Gaps in knowledge
  • Effective care and intervention for service users with challenging behaviour
  • Recovery
  • Understanding, prevention and management of agitation, aggression and violence
  • Developing and applying robust outcome measurements to demonstrate effectiveness of innovations, therapies and treatment


We share our knowledge in various ways including presenting at conferences, academic publication and publication in professional media.