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Workstream Lead: Prof Nick Hulbert-Williams

As a Professor of Behavioural Medicine, Nick leads our stream of work developing data-driven and theoretically-informed psychological interventions for the Centre. We are currently focussing on two programmes of applied work:


> Suicide and Self-Harm: Dr Kevin Hochard’s research examines the links between sleep disorders (e.g. insomnia and nightmares) and suicidal behaviours. He is interested in the processes through which sleep can regulate mood and the impact of this regulation or lack thereof on waking life. He aims to develop brief behavioural interventions to tackle this important issue. Click here for more details.

> Cancer and End of Life Care: Prof Nick Hulbert-Williams leads a stream of research focussed on projects that will provide a better understanding of the psychological impact of a cancer or palliative care diagnosis (for patients and their families), and to developing interventions to improve wellbeing and quality of life in these patient groups by reducing unmet needs and distress.  Much of this work focuses on the application of third-wave psychological interventions within this setting. Click here for more details.


Our work is grounded in published frameworks for the development and implementation of complex interventions. As such we use a range of methodologies dependent on the state of existing evidence. This includes evidence synthesis and systematic reviewing, observational research, cohort studies and applied clinical trials.