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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

External links
http://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/research/healthserv/complexinterventions/projects/cobra/, http://www.exeter.ac.uk/direct/, http://pencirn.org/, http://www.reflection-network.eu/, https://penctu.pcmd.ac.uk/cadet/AboutCADET.aspx

Projects

Evaluating Stepped Care for Depression

Treatment Resistant Depression

Dementia Education for Health and Social Care Staff

Netmums

ESSEnCE: amalgamating marginal gains in ESSEntial Nursing CarE

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

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

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

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

May
03

PPI Advice Clinic

Plymouth, ITTC Building (PL6 8BX)

Whatever your query, from finding out more about Patient and Public Involvement to creating a PPI...
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May
09

Searching and Review Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters (Room 2.35)

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

News

Dr Nick Axford appointed as Associate Professor

21 April 2017

Dr Nick Axford joins PenCLAHRC this week as Associate Professor in Health Services and will...
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Want to stay mentally healthy in older age? Stimulate your brain in early life

20 April 2017

Stimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education...
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Job Opportunity - Trial Manager

10 April 2017

The University of Exeter Medical School is seeking a Trial Manager to take a lead...
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News

Research Projects

Comprehensive Mouth Care and Post-operative Pneumonia (CUPPA)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

A pilot study to see if comprehensive mouth-care reduces the incidence of post-operative pneumonia in...
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Changing Agendas on Sleep, Treatment and Learning in Epilepsy - A long term condition of children (CASTLE)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

PenCRU and the Evidence Synthesis Team are working with families, charities and health professionals specialising...
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Research Projects