Dr Ruth Cooper
- Mental Health
Ruth conducts research which aims to improve treatments for mental health conditions and our understanding of these conditions. In her current role at the Mental Health Policy Research Unit, she conducts policy focused research. She has previously worked as a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Greenwich, and as a Senior Researcher in the NHS and at Queen Mary University of London on a clinical trial which aimed to evaluate whether reducing and possibly stopping antipsychotics could help people with schizophrenia and similar conditions live more independently. She uses both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, including randomised-controlled trials, systematic reviews, meta-analysis and qualitative interviews. She completed her PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London (2016).
- Mental health
- Mental health policy
- Service user co-production
- Psychosocial treatments for mental health conditions
- Mental health services research