SilverCloud Research is built on years of clinical evidence
Years of Research Heritage
Peer reviewed research papers
Active research projects
Evidence based programs
Our researchers are highly qualified scientists, covering our wide research agenda and collaborating with leading academic and research institutions across the globe. We are at the cutting edge in digital therapeutics , publishing our research in high-impact peer-review publications and presenting at top international conferences.
Effectiveness research is one of the core research pillars at SilverCloud Research. A distinct feature of our effectiveness trials is that they are all pragmatic studies conducted in real-world settings which maximizes the ecological validity and generalizability of the findings. We have conducted Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) that have proven that the programs we are offering are effective at addressing different mental health conditions. SilverCloud Research has demonstrated positive long-lasting outcomes resulting in significant improvement in symptoms after 12 months.
Every user is unique and therefore so is their usage of the platform. Continued research on usage and engagement is key to understanding behaviors and patterns that lead to outcomes and driving innovation. SilverCloud Research’s published data highlighting usage levels attribute to positive results and the continued partnership with Microsoft Research Lab, which has world-class AI and Machine Learning methods, will result in continued leveraging of predictive models of engagement and the build of innovative tools.
Jorge joined SilverCloud in 2017, upon completing his PhD in Psychological Medicine in London at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience (IoPPN). He helps drive the research agenda at SilverCloud through the design, execution, and publication of our trials, and works widely with our collaborators across the world. He has earned numerous scholarships and awards such as the Young Investigator of the Year prize from Elsevier and the European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine.
Angel joined SilverCloud in 2017. He holds a PhD in Psychopathology, Health and Neuropsychology from University Jaume I (Spain). His main role is to lead the design, planning and execution of research projects on internet-delivered interventions for different mental health conditions. Angel is a prolific researcher with many years of experience in the Digital Mental Health Space where he has worked with different academic institutions and lead experts across Europe and US. He has experience in both, industry and academia fields, and leveraging the best from both sides to advance the science behind these interventions.
Nora holds a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from Trinity College Dublin and joined SilverCloud in 2018, having collaborated with SilverCloud on her doctoral dissertation in previous years. Passionate about helping people, she brings her clinical experience into designing, executing and publishing clinically relevant and impactful research.
Caroline Earley (MSc) is the research team’s project manager at SilverCloud Health. She manages an array of our research projects and coordinates the respective teams. With a background in psychology (BA, H.Dip., MSc), Caroline has contributed to our qualitative research on the experiences of both users and supporters. She has worked in the area of suicide prevention at Columbia University and has experience in managing a service providing CBT for anxiety. Caroline, who is also a practicing trainee psychotherapist (MA), continuously applies her knowledge from practice, to management, research, and innovation.
Daniel has worked as a clinical researcher with SilverCloud Health since 2015 and has managed several clinical trials, including the Digital IAPT RCT and investigations into the utility of iCBT for patients with severe presentations of depression and anxiety in NHS services. His research interests centre on the intersection between the fields of implementation science and digital therapies, and he has recently been awarded an employment-based postgraduate scholarship by the Irish Research Council to conduct doctoral research in this area. This research is supported by both SilverCloud Health and the E-Mental Health Research Group at Trinity College Dublin, and is due for completion in 2021
Catalina joined SilverCloud in 2020 after completing her Doctorate degree in Personal Health Informatics, a joint degree between Northeastern University’s schools of health and computer sciences, with a focus on improving health through patient-facing, transdisciplinary, and innovative solutions. She has experience working with vulnerable populations and assessing the feasibility of using new technologies for data collection, as well as their impact on behavioral interventions in underserved populations. With a background in both psychology and computer science, Catalina is passionate about leveraging technology to help people and is bringing her interdisciplinary experience into designing, executing, and evaluating new research at SilverCloud.
Adedeji Adegoke is a Clinical Research Associate (Data Management) at SilverCloud Health who obtained his MSc in Data Analytics from the School of Computing in National College of Ireland. Adedeji’s interest lies in using big data to pilot research and innovation within internet-delivered mental health interventions. He is skilled in sophisticated statistical analyses, data analysis and research methodologies.
Rebecca Wogan (MSc) is a Research Assistant at SilverCloud Health. Rebecca joined SilverCloud in 2020 with a background in Cognitive Neuroscience and has an interest in research with societal impact. Rebecca hopes to apply her research skills to support the research and innovation surrounding technology-delivered interventions for mental health.
Dr. David Barlow is Founder and Director Emeritus, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry at Boston University. His clinical research focuses on understanding the nature of anxiety and depression and developing new treatments for emotional disorders.
Dr. Polonsky is the President of the Behavioural Diabetes Institute and Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from Yale University and has served as Senior Psychologist at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, faculty member at Harvard Medical School and Chairman of the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.
Ladislav Timulak, PhD is Director of the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. His research focuses on various aspects of the delivery of psychological therapies for a range of mental health difficulties, including randomized controlled trials in both face-to-face and online internet-delivered therapy.
Dr. Farchione is a Research Professor at Boston University and directs the Intensive Treatment Program for Panic Disorder and Specific Phobias . His research interests are focused on the psychological factors associated with the development of anxiety and mood disorders. In particular, he is interested in the development of more effective treatments for these disorders and is currently working with Dr. David Barlow investigating a new unified transdiagnostic treatment for anxiety and mood disorders.
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Our research team designed a 3-arm controlled trial to compare the effects of the program offered with and without coaching in a sample of college students. The results of our pilot study demonstrated significant improvements in wellbeing, resilience and self-esteem at post-intervention in a sample of college students.Learn More
Our research team conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of internet-delivered interventions for Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Twenty controlled studies were included with a total of 1333 participants. Results showed that these interventions produce large effects on outcomes of anxiety and worry.Learn More
Our Chief Science Office, Derek Richards, participated in the Banbury Forum, which gathered the most influential and expert leaders in the Digital Mental Health Space and Digital Therapeutics. This forum resulted in several recommendations that need to be followed to ensure a proper deployment and implementation of digital mental health solutions.