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In addition to my role as Plymouth-based Deputy Director for PenCLAHRC, I am also a Professor of Primary Care Research, General Practitioner and researcher with a particular interest in Primary Care Mental Health. I have been a part-time researcher since 1995. My specific areas of expertise and interest include shared care for long-term mental illness, treatment of depression and offender health care. I also have extensive experience of service development, management, policy development and teaching. I have been involved in projects related to access, commissioning, inter-professional working and implementation of evidence-based practice; becoming experienced with a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies relevant to health services research. I have developed a particular interest in developing and field testing theoretical models (programme theory). This is of particular relevance for the development and evaluation of both innovative interventions and programmes for translating evidence into practice. Building on the IAPT evaluation, I plan to develop the exploitation of the large PCT-based data warehouses to help evaluate the success of their commissioning programmes.
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Areas of expertise
Primary Care and Community Mental Health
27 November 2017
A paper published in the journal Health Research Policy and
Systems, reports on a tactic...
21 November 2017
Inspired by her own experience as a mum to child with
autism, a dental hygienist...
15 November 2017
Health provision is moving away from disease-based models to person
centred delivery. This study addresses...
Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
The aim of this project will be to assess the impact of a new
Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Realist review of interventions to tackle healthcare professionals’
mental ill health and its impacts on...