Psycho-haematology Research Unit

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  • The Psycho-haematology Research Unit (PRU-UH) carries out primary research and consultancy on psychological factors in blood disorders such as haemophilia, Sickle cell disease, Thalassemia and Von Willebrand disease.

    Psychological factors that can play a role in these conditions include adherence to medicine or other medical advice, pain perception and management, beliefs about the condition, beliefs about the treatment, social support, quality of life and many other factors.

    We collaborate with centres that treat blood disorders to address issues that are raised by patients and health care professionals, ensuring that our work is meaningful, relevant and has clinical impact.

    What we do

    What we can do for you:

    • Study design and approval (R&D, ethics, HRA)
    • Evaluation of patient reported outcomes
    • Public and Patient Involvement
    • Interviews
    • Clinical Psychology assessment and consultation
    • Psychosocial and psychoeducational workshops for staff and patients
    • Social Return on Investment
    • Quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods


    • The Royal London Hospital Haemophilia centre
    • Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London
    • Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
    • Southern Academic Coagulation Consortium
    • Whittington Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    • The Haemophilia Society

    We'd love to hear from you

    Contact a member of the team: Nick Troop, Sandra van Os, Helen Ellis-Caird.