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Prof David A Richards

Professor of Mental Health Services Research

Kath Maguire

I am a Professor of Mental Health Services Research at the University of Exeter. I am a Senior Investigator in the NIHR Faculty and also at the forefront of national and international efforts to improve access to treatment for those suffering from high prevalence mental health problems such as depression. This work involves developing and testing evidence based treatments, and then translating alternative models of treatment delivery into routine clinical environments. I led the development of the low-intensity treatment methods at the heart of the UK Department of Health‘s ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies‘ (IAPT) programme from its inception in 2005 and was Clinical Informatics Advisor to the IAPT programme from 2008-2011.

I am also the President of the European Academy of Nursing Science and chair of the REFLECTION Research Network Programme funded by the European Science Foundation. REFLECTION is an interdisciplinary European Faculty of researchers in nursing who design, plan and implement programmatic, mixed methods and complex interventions research in nursing. It runs Europe-wide masterclasses and summer schools for early stage and experienced researchers.

I am the editor of a new book 'Complex Interventions in Health' published in April 2015.

You can watch Professor David Richards NIHR Fellowship seminar here.

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Contact by phone
01392 724615

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Mental Health, Psychological Therapies, Nursing, Health Services Research, Complex Interventions

Projects

Evaluating Stepped Care for Depression

Dementia Education for Health and Social Care Staff

Netmums

ESSEnCE: amalgamating marginal gains in ESSEntial Nursing CarE

Treatment Resistant Depression

Publications

Bias in experimental nursing research: Strategies to improve the quality and explanatory power of nursing science

A mathematical modelling approach for systems where the servers are almost always busy

Analytical methods for calculating the distribution of the occupancy of each state within a multi-state flow system

RCTs in complex nursing interventions and laboratory experimental studies

Delivering stepped care: an analysis of implementation in routine practice

Putting the 'Q' in depression QALYs: a comparison of utility measurement using EQ-5D and SF-6D health related quality of life measures

Developing guided self-help for depression using the Medical Research Council complex interventions framework: a description of the modelling phase and results of an exploratory randomised controlled trial

Methods to identify postnatal depression in primary care: an integrated evidence synthesis and value of information analysis

Collaborative Depression Trial (CADET): multi-centre randomised controlled trial of collaborative care for depression - study protocol

Improving access to psychological therapy: initial evaluation of two UK demonstration sites.

Do all psychological treatments really work the same in posttraumatic stress disorder?

Defining successful treatment outcome in depression using the PHQ-9: A comparison of methods

Improving access to psychological therapies: Phase IV prospective cohort study

Behavioural activation delivered by the non-specialist: phase II randomised controlled trial

Equity of access to psychological therapies

Implementation of psychological therapies for anxiety and depression in routine practice: Two year prospective cohort study

Cost utility of behavioural activation delivered by the non-specialist

'Training Low-Intensity CBT Practitioners: Overview' in The Oxford Guide to Low Intensity CBT Interventions

The Oxford Guide to Low Intensity CBT Interventions

'Key low intensity CBT interventions in depression and anxiety' in The Oxford Guide to Low Intensity CBT Interventions

'Low-intensity CBT' in The Oxford Guide to Surviving as a CBT Therapist

Modelling toolkit to assist with introducing a stepped care system design in mental health care

Stepped care: a method to deliver increased access to psychological therapies

The CORE-10: A short measure of psychological distress for routine use in the psychological therapies

Internet-based Behavioral Activation Treatment for Postnatal Depression (Netmums): A Randomized Controlled Trial

Clinical effectiveness of collaborative care for depression in UK primary care (CADET): cluster randomised controlled trial

Netmums: A Phase II Randomized Controlled Trial of a Guided Internet Behavioral Activation Treatment for Postpartum Depression

Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of collaborative care for depression in UK primary care (CADET): a cluster randomised controlled trial

The state of European nursing research: Dead, alive or chronically diseased? A systematic literature review

Stepped care treatment delivery for depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Cost and Outcome of Behavioural Activation versus Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression (COBRA): a randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial

Morita therapy for depression and anxiety (Morita Trial): study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial

Amalgamation of Marginal Gains (AMG) as a potential system to deliver high-quality fundamental nursing care: a qualitative analysis of interviews from high performance AMG sports and healthcare practitioners

Developing stepped care treatment for depression (STEPS): study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial

Key components in models of community-based interventions coordinating care in dementia: a mixed studies systematic review protocol

The effectiveness of community-based coordinating interventions in dementia care: a meta-analysis and subgroup analysis of intervention components

Enhanced psychological care in cardiac rehabilitation services for patients with new-onset depression: the CADENCE feasibility study and pilot RCT

Enhanced psychological care in cardiac rehabilitation services for patients with new-onset depression: the CADENCE feasibility study and pilot RCT

Association Between Chronic Physical Conditions and the Effectiveness of Collaborative Care for Depression: An Individual Participant Data Meta-analysis

Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy (cCBT) as treatment for depression in primary care (REEACT trial): large scale pragmatic randomised controlled trial

Upcoming Events

Jun
19

Qualitative Research Advice Clinic for...

South Cloisters Room SC2.35, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

Whether you are a postgraduate student, academic or researcher you can book an appointment to speak...
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Jul
02

Searching and Review Clinic

South Cloisters 2.35, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Calendar

News

Professor Tamsin Ford awarded CBE for services to psychiatry

17 June 2019

Tamsin Ford, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Exeter Medical School...
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Leading Plymouth University Dementia champion awarded British Empire Medal

10 June 2019

Ian Sherriff, Academic Partnership Lead for Dementia at the University of Plymouth and founder member...
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How to improve outcomes for children and young people with long term conditions – the evidence is in

05 June 2019

Children and young people suffering with long term physical conditions can find anxiety and depression...
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News

Research Projects

Social Prescribing - Understanding what works in, and supporting provision of, nature - based therapeutic interventions for people with an identifiable mental illness

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments

We have been awarded funding from DEFRA to identify what works in the use of...
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Social Prescribing - Cornwall and Plymouth Researcher in Residence

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments

Evaluation work by a Researcher in Residence to assess implementation, reach, scope and acceptability of...
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Research Projects