Research is at the heart of improving clinical care. Our aim is to put this at the core of everything that we do by giving our service users the opportunity to take part in research. We also want to give our staff every chance to play a role in developing or delivering studies that might offer new treatments or improved services.

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London

We have a close clinical and academic partnership with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London. The institute is Europe's largest centre for research and post-graduate education in psychiatry, psychology, basic and clinical neuroscience.

South London and Maudsley (SLaM) and the IoPPN have a joint research and development office, which is committed to ensuring that all research being undertaken is of high scientific quality and of a high ethical standard.

NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)

Together with the IoPPN, SLaM hosts the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). The BRC is researching new tests, treatments and theories in mental health, neurology, and dementia. Its aim is to accelerate the translation of the latest scientific discoveries into early phase clinical trials in people and other well-designed studies. The findings from these studies can then be developed and implemented to produce new tests and treatments for people with mental and neurological disorders.

King’s Health Partners

SLaM has joined with King’s College London, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College NHS Foundation Trust to establish King’s Health Partners, an Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC).

As one of only five AHSCs in the United Kingdom, King’s Health Partners deliver healthcare to patients and undertake health-related science and research. We also have a well-developed role in teaching and education.