The Centre for Clinical Research in Health's (CCRH) mission is to promote empirical science in areas related to physical and mental well-being, to create a public forum for the exchange of research, practice ideas and information, and to create opportunities for the professional development of members.
The Centre comprises 3 inter-related and synergistic research axes.
Axis 1) Psychosocial processes and the aetiology of mental and physical health disorders.
This axis investigates the mechanistic pathways underlying the interaction of affective, cognitive, behavioural, and physiological processes important for the promotion and maintenance of optimal mental and physical health over the lifespan.
Axis 2) Socio-cultural context, biopsychosocial processes, and health
This axis aims at evaluating how proximal (e.g. social networks), intermediate (e.g. neighborhoods), and distal (e.g. cultures, social policies) social structures and institutions influence individuals’ affective, cognitive, behavioural, and physiological processes promoting and maintaining optimal mental and physical health.
Axis 3) Interventions for the promotion and maintenance of optimal mental and physical health
This axis aims at evaluating how modifying affective, cognitive, behavioral, and physiological processes with evidence-based interventions can help prevent or treat mental and physical health disorders and diseases.