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Excluding children from school may lead to long-term psychiatric problems and psychological distress, a study of thousands of children has shown. Research by the University of Exeter, published in the journal Psychological Medicine this month, found that a new onset mental disorder may be a consequence of exclusion from school.
The analysis by a team led by Professor Tamsin Ford of responses from over 5,000 school-aged children, their parents and their teachers, found that children with learning difficulties and mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, ADHD and autism spectrum conditions were more likely to be excluded from the classroom.
The study is...Read more
“With the HSMA programme, we have developed an exciting new way for the NHS to engage with the power and potential of simulation modelling in a meaningful way. It means that NHS organisations across the region can build their in-house capacity to build models that inform decisions whilst seeing real impact for the organisation.
Dan Chalk, Research Fellow in the PenCHORD team and lead for the HSMA programme
To mark the end of the first year of our Health Service Modelling Associates (HSMA) programme, we’ve launched a new website to showcase the impacts that this innovative scheme has had on NHS Trusts across the...Read more
The University of Exeter Medical School are looking to recruit a Graduate Research Assistant/Postdoctoral Research Associate/ Postdoctoral Research Fellow (depending upon experience) to support the work of Professor Christabel Owens.
The successful applicant will join a large, multi-disciplinary research team, co-ordinated by Professor Richard Byng at the University of Plymouth, on the NIHR-funded programme grant: 'ENGAGER II: Developing and evaluating a collaborative care intervention for offenders with common mental health problems, near to and after release.'
The post will involve analysing data from a number of focus groups carried out with male offenders who have recently been released from prison. The post...Read more