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In addition to my role as Plymouth-based Deputy Director for PenARC and Theme Lead for the Complex Care theme, 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
University of Plymouth
Areas of expertise
Primary Care and Community Mental Health
03 August 2020
New research has called for urgent action after creating a map that
identifies gaps in...
29 July 2020
Following on from two hugely successful rounds of
PenARC's Health Service Modelling Associate Programme (HSMA),
HSMA 3 will launch...
23 July 2020
A University of Exeter-led national research team,
including PenARC's Evidence Synthesis and Patient and Public
Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement
A tool has been developed to support forecasting resource demand
and staffing capacity in NHS...