Professor Sandra BucciClinPsyD has been awarded the highly respected Research Harmonisation
Award (RHA) by the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS). The award is made to Prof
Bucci as the convener of a research team from around the world, and is the second time the SIRS has
made the award.
Accepting the award, Prof Bucci, said ‘ We are thrilled to receive this award. There is currently no
consistent approach for reporting adverse events associated with digital health platforms for
psychosis/schizophrenia, which contrasts starkly with the extensive side-effect reporting required in
pharmacological research. Our objective is to develop a comprehensive tool and procedure for
reporting adverse events in studies using digital health platforms among people with experience of
The full announcement along with details of the award and on the SIRS can be found here
About Prof Sandra Bucci
Sandra Bucci is a Director and Scientific Advisor at CareLoop Health. She leads a programme of research at The University of Manchester focused on developing digital solutions for people with severe mental health problems and manages a portfolio of research funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council.