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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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01752 764258 or 07765400752
Areas of expertise
Primary Care and Community Mental Health
18 October 2017
The Dartington Service Design Lab is entering into a strategic
collaboration with PenCHORD (the Peninsula Collaboration...
02 October 2017
Following his recent appointment as Associate Dean for Research for
Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of...
29 September 2017
Many congratulations to Sebastian Rachuba, who was awarded the
Steve Gallivan prize at the EURO Working...
Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
This evaluation (EmMA) provides an independent and qualitative
review of the first iteration of the...
Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Systematic review evaluating the effectiveness and
cost-effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving the mental