Ana Gasper is a Senior Respiratory & Sleep Clinical Physiologist working at Lister Hospital in Stevenage. Ana has worked with the NIHR CRN on delivering research projects. Her CLAHRC project is looking into the prevalence, cost and barriers diagnoses of obstructive sleep apnoea in a local inpatient mental health care facility. As part of her work, Ana will be working closely with inpatient mental health services offering a direct access to domiciliary diagnostic screening services.
Dite Felekki is a Clinical Psychologist within the Child, Family and Young Peoples service working at Sliver wood Child & Family Centre in Great Yarmouth. Dite’s previous work on a whole school approach to children’s psychological wellbeing was published as a contribution to a House of Commons Education and Health Committee enquiry. Her CLAHRC project; working in the Self-Determination Theory is looking at the implementation and effects on attitudinal shifts in a teacher population.
Frances Marshall is a Clinical Psychologist working on the Hollies outpatient learning disability team in Peterborough. After building up extensive knowledge in adult mental health, Frances has now specialised solely in learning disabilities. Her CLAHRC project is to conduct a review of the legislation, policy and practice that relates to mainstream in-patient and community services for people with learning disabilities and additional mental health needs.
Helen Hall is a Research Paramedic working for the East of England Ambulance Service and has built up an extensive knowledge base after 11 years in the ambulance service, working on different research and evaluation projects. Helen’s CLAHRC project is looking at developing the existing Emergency Service survey for mental health crisis patients requiring ambulance-led emergency care.
Iliana Rokkou is the User and Carer R&D manager in Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. Iliana currently leads a programme that aims to foster meaningful service-user and carer involvement in mental health research throughout CPFT. Iliana’s CLAHRC project is exploring whether patient and clinician focused research priorities have the potential to advance services and benefit patients and carers in our area.
Kate Head is a Consultant Community Paediatrician working within the Cambridgeshire Community Services in Luton. As clinical lead for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Kate has been heavily involved in the development of the ASD pathway in her Luton services. Kate’s CLAHRC project is looking at the value of an information and sign posting toolkit for parents and other care-givers of people with conditions such as ASD, ADHD and Down’s syndrome
Konstantinos Ioannidis is a Higher Trainee ST6 General Adult Psychiatry working on the Inpatient psychiatric wards at Fulbourn hospital. Konstantinos has a strong and active interest in Eating Disorders and carried out a full-audit cycle on the early-warning-signs system used on the eating disorder ward. Konstantinos’ CLAHRC project is looking at optimising and validating the MARSI MEWS scoring system in an inpatient eating disorder setting.
Martha Deiros-Collado is a Clinical Psychologist working with the Paediatric clinical psychology team based at Addenbrookes Hospital. Martha is the lead psychologist for the Cystic fibrosis service. She has been involved in research throughout her career, and was awarded the ‘innovation in research’ award in 2016 at a divisional psychology conference. Martha’s CLAHRC project is looking at the acceptability and feasibility of a virtual peer support group for young people with Cystic Fibrosis
Michelle Dewar is the Team Leader of the Nutrition & Wellbeing team working at the Hertford Independent Living Service; part of which has involved developing evidence based interventions. Michelle’s work in nutrition and education has led her to develop a CLAHRC project investigating the health and wellbeing status of older people living independently, receiving input from the nutrition and wellbeing team within a Meals On Wheels (MOW) service
Sarah Farrell is the Head of Optometry and Low Vision Services working at Addenbrookes Hospital. Sarah’s extensive career in Optometry has seen many changes in the NHS and believes strongly in the use of reflective practice and audit as a catalyst for change. She is passionate about patient choice and has developed a CLAHRC project looking at designing and implementing a digital diabetic clinic allowing low risk diabetic patients to be safely managed within the hospital system, albeit outside the traditional doctor-led model
Shimrit Ziv is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Paediatrician at the Croft Child and family unit at Fulbourn. Shimrit has a strong and active interest in improving clinician diagnostic techniques. Shimrit has worked on different research projects, and in 2015, established a multi-centred study into early detection of ASD. Shimrit’s CLAHRC project is looking at the Identification of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) by Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) professionals.
Suzanna Watson is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lead for Paediatric Neuropsychology Services working at Brookside clinic in Cambridge. Suzanna works at the Cambridge Centre for Paediatric Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (CCPNR), which is a pioneering, interdisciplinary community neurorehabilitation service for children with acquired brain injuries (cABI) and is the only one of its kind in the UK. Suzanna’s CLAHRC project is to carry out a national scoping project to map the current provision for cABI in order to support the commissioning and development of regional paediatric neurorehabilitation in the East of England.
- New national standards launched across the UK to improve public involvement in research
- Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Regional Advisory Panel is currently recruiting new members
- Forward Thinking – NIHR research on support for people with severe mental illness
- Guidance on co-producing a research project
- INVOLVE Advisory Group Membership