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I joined the PenARC team in January 2020 as a PhD researcher working in the Implementation Science and Mental Health Research Groups. My research is investigating the implementation of an integrated psychological medicine service in Devon to provide both mental and physical health care in a hospital setting.
We know anxiety and depression are approximately three times more common in people attending hospital than in the general population. My research aims to:
(1) Review the models available for integrated physical and psychological care and what influences their implementation.
(2) Undertake an ethnography to gain an in-depth understanding of the experience of implementing a model, in one local hospital setting, focusing on the key influences on how decision-making and action occur to implement and sustain a new way of working.
I have experience of working on Clinical Trials across both NHS and University settings.
This is a joint project between the University of Exeter and the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital Gastroenterology department, investigating causes of depression in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
The project also explores the links between depression and worse health outcomes, including relapse, in people with IBD.
Principal Investigator - Professor Chris Dickens
Areas of expertise
Health Services Research, Implementation Science, Psychological Medicine, Long-term conditions, Patient experience of care.
06 August 2020
A joint project between the Universities of Oxford and Plymouth has
received £750,000 of funding...
03 August 2020
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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...
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...