Mental Health Research
At St Matthews Healthcare we aim to improve our knowledge and understanding of mental illnesses and how best to treat them.
The mental health research team at St Matthew’s Healthcare is dedicated to carrying out research in the mental health field to improve our knowledge and understanding of mental illnesses and how best to treat them.
Our team’s mission is to establish research links with external companies and professionals to expand the research team and to carry out mental health research projects, which will benefit and improve our patients’ care.
Meet the Research Team
Prof Graeme Yorston is a Visiting Professor at the University of Chester at the Centre for Ageing and Mental Health. He has a particular interest in offending by older adults and those with neurodegenerative disorders and has published and lectured extensively in this area.
Prof Yorston is also passionate about the history of mental health. He has recently set up a YouTube channel and shares videos exploring the fascinating world of mental health from the earliest civilisations to the present day.
Ewelina De Leon is a Neuropsychiatric Researcher and PhD student in Medicine at the University of Warwick researching psychogenic polydipsia in mental health services.
Ewelina is also a member of the NHS Health Research Authority Research Ethics Committee, reviewing national research ethics applications. Her main interests are the human microbiome, gut-brain interaction and genetics in neuropsychiatric disorders.
Mental Health Research Projects Include…
Whilst working on the psychogenic polydipsia project our team has undertaken other small literature review projects at St Matthew’s Healthcare and presented posters at academic conferences including the Royal College of Psychiatrists Social and Rehabilitation Psychiatry Conference, the Royal College of Psychiatrists Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability Conference, the Royal College of Psychiatrists Neuropsychiatry Annual Conference and the British Neuropsychiatry Association Annual Conference.
We also revised a module on The Forensic Psychiatry of Neurodegenerative Disorders for the E-Brain project.