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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

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

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

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

Jan
09

PPI Advice Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters

Patient and Public Involvement Clinic What? These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC PPI Team manage and respond...
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Jan
11

Searching and Review Clinic

Room N14, ITTC Building, Plymouth

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

News

Collaborative Action for the Delivery of Effective Person-Centred Coordinated Care

27 November 2017

A paper published in the journal Health Research Policy and Systems, reports on a tactic...
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Research Hopes to Improve Dental Visits for Children with Autism

21 November 2017

  Inspired by her own experience as a mum to child with autism, a dental hygienist...
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New Study Underpins the Future of Person Centred Care

15 November 2017

Health provision is moving away from disease-based models to person centred delivery. This study addresses...
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News

Research Projects

The Zone - Icebreak Personality Disorder Pathway Redesign.

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

The aim of this project will be to assess the impact of a new treatment...
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Care Under Pressure

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

Realist review of interventions to tackle healthcare professionals’ mental ill health and its impacts on...
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Research Projects