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School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health

Staff Profiles

Professor Joseph Reilly, DM MRCPsych BmedSci DipMedSci Cert of Med Education

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 40706
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 40465
Room number: E115, Wolfson Research Institute, Queen's Campus, Stockton on Tees, TS17 6BH
Member of Medicine and Health Postgraduate Programmes
Director and Honorary Professor in the Mental Health Research Centre
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 40704

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Joe is Head of the Mental Health Research Group and Clinical Director of R&D for Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.  After undergraduate medicine at Nottingham, he trained in adult psychiatry in London and Newcastle, and has worked as a consultant psychiatrist in the North East since 1997.   His main research interest is personality disorder- the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions, and approaches to diagnosis and risk.  He is currently co-investigator on two NIHR Health Technology Assessment funded randomised trials in personality disorder (PEPS and LABILE).  He also collaborates with the Drug Safety Research Unit on observational studies of psychotropic drug adverse effects (currently co-investigator on two studies, OASIS and OBSERVA).  He has a role in promoting greater participation by users and clinicians in mental health research studies as Deputy Lead for the North East Hub of the Mental Health Research Network.  In his spare time he helps out with the Durham University Psychiatry Society.


Selected Publications

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Research Groups

Research Projects

School of Education

  • NHS & Durham University: Spread and Embed: Investigating the adoption, transmission and evolution of healthcare processes

Selected Grants

  • 2010: Mental Health Research Unit Funding (Academic) (£1399421.46 from Tees, Esk & Wear Valley NHS Trust)
  • 2010: Mental Health Research Unit Funding (Admin) (£176405.00 from Tees, Esk & Wear Valley NHS Trust)
  • 2010: Reilly J, Curtis S, Mason JM, Gesler W, Spencer I, Close H Evaluating the implementation of a new psychiatric inpatient facility: a mixed methods approach. NIHR PERP 2010-2012, £324,717
  • 2010: Support Post for Paul Tiffin (£125000.00 from Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust)