At the core of this consortium is a team of clinical researchers from the fields of psychiatry and psychology in Belgium (KU Leuven), Germany (CIMH) and the UK (UEDIN), who have devoted a big part of their research career to the development and improvement of several aspects of the Digital Mobile Mental Health intervention.
These researchers, however, also share a frustration of acknowledging the potential of their work for significantly improving clinical care, whilst seeing very little actual clinical uptake. Therefore, the consortium was extended with researchers from different and complementary disciplines, whose expertise is needed in order to tackle the barriers and identify the facilitators for implementation of DMMH in routine mental health care across 4 different countries in Europe.
This includes clinical expertise in the psychological mechanisms underlying mental health disorders and health sciences (Slovakia; UK BA, UPJS); technological expertise to build a DMMH platform under quality management systems (Germany; Movisens); expertise on data protection (Germany; TMF) and cybersecurity (UK; UEDIN), expertise on interoperability to connect DMMH data to different healthcare systems (Germany; UHEI); expertise on data science approaches to optimize the algorithms selecting the relevant feedback for each individual (Germany; CIMH); expertise on ethics and regulatory requirements (Belgium; KU Leuven); expertise on co-creation to closely involve all stakeholders, ranging from service users to clinicians and hospital management (UK; UEDIN); expertise on implementation science to develop and evaluate implementation strategies, processes and outcomes systematically, building on concepts and methods of implementation science in healthcare (Germany; UKHD and UK; UEDIN); expertise in health economics to evaluate the cost-effectiveness (Germany; UKHD); expertise with technology commercialisation and exploitation (Belgium, KU Leuven)
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