Current research projects
Anna Freud, led by our research units, is involved in a number of ongoing research studies.
The scope of our research is broad – it spans infancy and the early years, middle childhood and adolescence and includes evaluating the effectiveness of interventions, services and programmes and the development of assessment measures.
Adoption and Attachment Research Study: Transition into Adulthood
Brief Educational Workshops in Secondary Schools Trial (BESST)
Education for wellbeing
Explore Education for Wellbeing, England's major mental health intervention trial in schools. Backed by the Department for Education, we assess innovative approaches with Anna Freud, gau...
Emotional Regulation in Children (ERiC)
ChAPTRe and the Evidence-Based Practice Unit, funded by Kavli Trust, conduct a trial on mentalization-based treatment (MBT) for ages 6–12.
Improving Mood with Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Therapies - My Experience (IMPACT-ME)
Improving Mood with Psychoanalytic And Cognitive Therapies (IMPACT)
Internal Representations of Children and Adolescents in Care (Five Rivers)
Microanalysis of Clinical Process in Psychoanalytic Parent Infant Psychotherapy Addressing Relational Trauma
The Adolescent Story Stem Profile (ASSP)
The Assessment of Representational Risk (ARR)
The Circle of Security Intervention (COSI) Study
The Reflective Fostering Study
A 12-month exploration assessing the impact of the Reflective Fostering Programme on children aged 4-13 in care.
The Supporting Parents Project
The Supporting Parents Project is a two-arm, multi-site randomised controlled trial (RCT).