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Professor Clara Strauss being interviewed by ITV on her research
Professor Clara Strauss being interviewed by ITV on her research

Clara Strauss, co-lead of Sussex Mindfulness Centre, has been appointed to a professorship, as a result of her research into mental health and wellbeing at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. 

Clara Strauss, Deputy Director of Research at Sussex Partnership and Professor of Clinical Psychology in the University of Sussex School of Psychology, co-leads the Sussex Mindfulness Centre and specialises in research into mindfulness and its relationship to wellbeing. 

Clara said: “I’m delighted our research has been recognised and I’m grateful for the hard work of colleagues who I’ve been fortunate to work with on a range of projects.  Successful research relies on collaboration between team members and the generosity of people who take part in the studies.”

In her latest project, ‘Outside’, Clara is part of a team led by Dr Heather Massey from Portsmouth University, investigating whether cold-water swimming can help adults with depression, alongside a number of other Sussex Partnership staff including Hannah Denton, Sam Robertson and Anna-Marie Jones.

Sussex Partnership is in the top five mental health Trusts in the UK, in terms of the number of participants recruited to high-quality  studies. Last year more than two thousand people took part in research within the Trust.

Clara joins a group of six professors within the Trust who have led studies into a range of areas of mental health and wellbeing including psychosis, dementia, mind-body interactions, staff well-being, and young people’s mental health. They work collaboratively with national and international research leaders to find new and innovative ways to help people with their mental health.

For more information about ‘Outside’ please visit the website, here.  

Read the original news post on Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust website

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