This year’s Research & Innovation @ ELFT Conference will be taking place on Wednesday, 1st November from 14:00-17:30, and registration is now open.

ELFT’s Research and Innovation Team, in collaboration with City, University of London, Queen Mary, University of London and University College London, is pleased to be opening registration for the annual Research and Innovation @ ELFT Conference. 

The event is taking place on Wednesday, 1st November from 14:00-17:30.

The Clark Kennedy Lecture Theatre at the Queen Mary Innovation Centre in Whitechapel will host the afternoon of panel discussions on all aspects of healthcare research, studies and academic partnerships. Information about the venue, including accessibility details, can be found on the AccessAble website.

The event, which is usually attended by hundreds of people, is open to all staff, service users, carers and members of the public. It will also utilise a hybrid format of in-person sessions and online attendance for those who are unable to physically make it on the day.

Registration is limited, so please do book your place early to avoid disappointment! 

·        To register to join the event in-personaccess the Jotform link here

·        To register to join the event remotelyaccess the Jotform link here.

Conference agenda
2023 Programme

If you have any questions about our conference before more information is confirmed, please email

About Research & Innovation at ELFT 
Research at ELFT has influenced public and professional debates on policy and clinical issues in mental health care on local, national and international levels.  The Trust has led over £20m in competitively awarded research grants and been shortlisted for the HSJ Award Clinical Research Impact for using DIALOG+ to improve patient outcomes in community mental health services.  

ELFT has a history of collaborative work with universities, including partnering with:

·   Queen Mary, University of London on the research Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, a designated World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre, and the only one specifically for 'mental health services development' in the world.

·     Maltepe University in Istanbul, Turkey, to develop a master programme (MA) in Clinical Psychology with Body Psychotherapy Certificate, the first of its kind in Europe and Asia.

·        City, University of London, to foster an award-winning lived experience advisory group.

University of Cambridge, to tackle major areas of unmet health needs – including frailty, long-term medical conditions and narrowing health inequities.