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Ben Lorimer
Research Associate



Ben is a Research Associate in the Mental Health and Addiction Research Group, working as part of the Closing the Gap Network. He is primarily working on the OWLS study, which is a longitudinal cohort study exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions have affected people with severe mental ill health.

Ben is also currently finalising a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Sheffield, which has involved the investigation of relapse of depression and anxiety following psychotherapy.


  • BSc Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast (2015)
  • MSc Investigative and Forensic Psychology, University of Liverpool (2016)
  • MA Social Research, University of Sheffield (2018)



Ben’s research interests are in mental health, behavioural and low-intensity interventions, long-term outcomes, and predictive modelling.


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Ben Lorimer
Research Associate

Tel: 01904 32 (5196)