Sussex Psychosis Research interest Group (SPRiG)

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Welcome to SPRiG

The Sussex Psychosis Research interest Group (SPRiG) incorporates clinical and academic researchers within the University of Sussex, Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The SPRiG group is part of the Clinical and Developmental research group at the University of Sussex.

Current research includes the contribution of genetics, neuroimaging, psychological processes, health and social contexts to psychosis and well-being outcomes; the development of new psychological therapies, including third wave CBT and computer-based therapies; understanding and addressing childrens’ and adolescents’ attitudes to psychosis, to promote positive non-stigmatising schema; and earlier engagement in help seeking.

We host SPRiG seminars throughout the year at University of Sussex or Sussex Education Centre. Visit our events pages for more information or follow us on Twitter for updates on psychosis new items, research projects and psychosis events. @SPRiGSussex 


Our next seminar is Wednesday 29th September 4.00-5.00pm (UK time)

Dr. Stephanie Allen, Research Assistant, University of Glasgow

"Process evaluating a mobile phone based self-management intervention blended with peer support"

User-led digital interventions for people diagnosed with psychosis are desired by mental health policy makers. However, because digital interventions face many implementation barriers and there is need to understand more about what happens during trials to predict likely “real world” feasibility. Understanding implementation from the perspective of end users may help optimise implementation evaluation. The EMPOWER process evaluation, while using mixed-methods (including quantitative time-series network analysis) foregrounded qualitative research to map out what intervention feasibility, acceptability, and implementation might mean from the perspectives of service users, carers, and mental health staff. Key results in a proposed intervention logic model include several key components including affective (how using the intervention made people feel), motivation (why people engaged) and psychosocial (how symptoms or cognitive problems impacted on engagement) elements.

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SPRiG Director: Professor Kathy Greenwood
School of Psychology
University of Sussex
East Sussex
United Kingdom


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