Ashworth Research Centre (ARC) is the only dedicated research centre in the UK based within a high-secure psychiatric facility. Our mission is to develop research that enriches the quality of patient care in forensic mental health by informing and enhancing clinical practice.
We aim to do this by:
ARC is a research partnership between Ashworth Hospital and the University of Central Lancashire. Our dedicated research team works on a broad range of projects concerning therapeutic environment, medication, psychological therapy, mental disorder, violence and aggression, and other issues of relevance to forensic mental health. The Centre is steered by a multi-disciplinary committee with representation from different fields at Ashworth Hospital.
Ashworth Research Centre
Liverpool, L31 1HW
Tel: 0151 472 4094