CFH Fellowship: Personality disorder, socioeconomic factors and psychiatric hospital admissions: assessing the evidence

Project: Other projectOther internal award

Project Details


Psychiatric hospital admissions are upsetting and disruptive for individuals and their families. They are also costly for healthcare services compared to other forms of mental health support. Over half of people admitted to psychiatric hospitals have a diagnosis of personality disorder and research to date has focused on individual treatments. Little is known, however, about the impact of socioeconomic factors on psychiatric hospital admissions for people with this diagnosis. At the same time, there is considerable evidence that socioeconomic deprivation is linked with poorer mental and physical health.

This fellowship will explore the relationship between factors such as housing, income and social security and psychiatric inpatient admissions for people with a personality disorder diagnosis. Using evidence synthesis, epidemiological methods and an exploration of lived experiences, the research will generate evidence to identify interventions to reduce hospital admissions. It will take a collaborative approach throughout, involving people with lived experience of personality disorders alongside healthcare professionals, policy makers and academics to ensure the practical application of the evidence and to explore further research priorities.
Effective start/end date1/05/2030/04/21