Liam Pikett is a Research Fellow at University College London and a Trainee Clinical Psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire. Prior to training, Liam has 12 years NHS experience as well as volunteering with grassroots charities in London. The last 7 years he has worked in the Division of Psychiatry in the Mental Health of Older People department running the day to day of various clinical trials, most recently HTA funded DREAMS-START, a study examining the cost and clinical effectiveness of a psychosocial intervention aimed at supporting family carers of people living with dementia. Liam is passionate about social justice, addressing inequality is a big motivator in his work, particularly supporting marginalised groups. His research and clinical interests include older people with mental health conditions, social determinants and their impact on mental health, evaluating psychological interventions, addressing systemic prejudices, suicidality and prevention.
Liam Pikett summarises a cross-sectional study exploring the association of family, social and romantic loneliness with suicidal ideation and self-harm.[read the full story...]