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Summary: Allan House is a Professor of Liaison Psychiatry, the sub-specialty of psychiatry concerned with psychiatric practice in non-psychiatric settings. He is interested in applied health research.
Location: 1090c, Worsley Building
Allan House graduated from St Bartholomew's Hospital in London. He is Professor of Liaison Psychiatry and Head of the Division of Psychological and Social Medicine. Liaison psychiatry is the sub-specialty of psychiatry concerned with psychiatric practice in non-psychiatric settings, especially in general hospitals. From 2005 to September 2013 he was Director of the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, a multidisciplinary institute in the School of Medicine with a substantial portfolio of activities in education and in applied health research.
His personal research interests include: the overlap between physical and mental disorder, medically unexplained symptoms, suicide and self-harm. Until 2016 Allan chaired the Yorkshire and Humber Research Funding Committee of the National Institute for Health Research's Research for Patient Benefit programme. He has served as a member of the HTA Commissioning Board and HTA Efficient Study Designs Board, and is a sub-panel member for NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) and member of an NIHR Fellowships committee.
He has co-authored two introductory texts on research methods: Understanding Clinical Papers, Bowers, House, Owens + Bewick (Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 3rd edition 2014) and Getting Started in Health Research, David Bowers, Allan House and David Owens (Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 2011).