Current Grants

Current Grants

Co-applicant and Qualitative Methods lead:

  • “Early intervention for depression and anxiety in 16-18 year olds: a feasibility trial of open-access psychological workshops in schools (DISCOVER).” Principal investigator: Dr June Brown, Institute of Psychiatry, London. Funding: NIHR Research for Patient Benefit. £324,926.00 over 24 months. Funding agreed November 2013.
  • The Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of perinatal Mental health services (ESMI)”. Principal investigator: Prof Louise Howard, Institute of Psychiatry, London.  Funding: NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research. £1,998,864 for 60 months. 1st September 2013 – August 2018.
  • “A pilot randomised clinical trial of trauma-focused cognitive behaviour therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in young children aged 3-8 years”. Principal investigator: Dr Tim Dalgleish, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge. Funding: NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme. £232,618 July 2013 – June 2016.
  • “Development and preliminary evaluation of a medication review tool for people taking antipsychotic medication”. Principal investigator: Dr Joanna Moncrieff, UCL. Funding: NIHR, Research for Patient Benefit Programme. £218,299. September 2011 – June 2014.
  • “Optimising team functioning, preventing relapse and enhancing recovery in crisis resolution teams: the CORE programme (CRT Optimisation and RElapse prevention)”. Principal investigator: Prof Sonia Johnson, UCL. Funding: NIHR, Programme Grants for Applied Research. April 2011 for 60 months. £1,993,527.
  • “Developing and evaluating a shared decision making intervention for service users and professionals focused on psychiatric medication management”.Principal investigator: Prof Shula Ramon, Anglia Ruskin University. Funding: NIHR, Research for Patient Benefit Programme. £250,000. April 2011 – July 2014.

Named Consultant:

  • “Preventing depressive relapse through mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)” Principal investigator: Prof Willem Kuyken, University of Exeter. Funding: NIHR, Health Technology Assessment. £2,281,965. Jan 2010 – Oct 2014. Consultant on qualitative methods.

Previous Grants and Awards

  • “An investigation of therapeutic alliance and its relationship to service user satisfaction in acute psychiatric wards and crisis residential alternatives.” Principal Investigator: Dr Sonia Johnson, UCL. Funding: NIHR, Service Delivery and Organisation Programme. April 2011 for 20 months. £131,040. Co-applicant and qualitative methods lead.
  • “An investigation of the usefulness of Social Firms in promoting vocational recovery for people with mental health problems.” Principal investigator: Dr Steven Marwaha, University of Warwick. Funding: NIHR, Research for Patient Benefit Programme. Dec 2010 for 36 months. £248,897. Co-applicant and qualitative methods lead.
  • “A preliminary comparison of acute mental health inpatient wards which use Patient Engagement Time, with other wards delivering standard care alone”. Principal Investigator: Fiona Nolan, UCL. Funding: NIHR, Research for Patient Benefit Programme. June 2010 for 30 months. £249,416. Co-applicant and qualitative methods lead.
  • NIHR Flexibility & Sustainability Funding. £5,000. December 2010 for 12 months. Joint principal applicant with Dr Tim Dalgleish, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge. Funding for additional qualitative research input on HTA funded PREVENT trial ( PI: Kuyken, University of Exeter.
  • “In-patient Alternatives: an investigation of their functions and activities within local mental health care systems and of service users’ views about them”. Principal Investigators: Dr Sonia Johnson, UCL, Dr Mike Slade, Institute of Psychiatry, University of London. Funding: NHS Service Delivery and Organisation. April 2006 for 3 years. £149,954 (additional funding to “In-patient alternatives to traditional in-patient care”: total funding £585,257 Feb 2005 for 4.5 years.) Co-applicant for additional funding and consultant on qualitative methods.
  • “Early detection of psychosis via community and educational organisations: a feasibility study.” Principal Investigator: Dr Sonia Johnson, UCL. Funding: NIHR, Research for Patient Benefit Programme. Nov 2007 for 2.5 years. £222, 721. Named consultant on qualitative methods.
  • “Evaluation of an innovative women’s crisis centre as an alternative to in-patient psychiatric care.” AHERO (Higher Education Reach Out, HEFCE) Feb – July 2003. £3,248. Principal investigator
  • Evaluation project of Young Person’s Service, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Mental Health NHS Trust”. Funding: Zeitlyn Psychotherapy Training Fund. Feb 2001 for 2.5 years. £15,000. Joint principal investigator with Dr S. Srinath and Ms Mandy Simms, Young Person’s Service, Cambridge.
  • Pilot evaluation study of a specialist psychiatric service for young people”. Funding: Research Development Fund, Anglia Polytechnic University. Aug 2000 – July 2001. £3,000. Principal investigator.
  • Clinical audit of Henderson Hospital Outreach Service”. Funding: South Thames Regional Health Authority, Clinical Audit Programme. Extension of project funding from 12 months to 2.5 years (total of £52,877 over 2.5 years). May 1997. Co-applicant with Dr Bridget Nolan.
  • ESRC Post-graduate Studentship for PhD study.” Oct 1992 – Dec 1995.
  • “University of London/CNRS Exchange Studentship.” October 1991 – June 1992.

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