CLAHRC Fellow 2016
Dr Corinna Hackmann is a clinical psychologist. After qualifying she worked in an adult mental health community team. She completed a PhD in 2007 on the impact of trauma in early psychosis. Corinna currently holds the position of research development lead for adult services for Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT). Her research interests presently centre on the use of recovery approaches in the provision of mental health services. NSFT are involved in an initiative called Improving Recovery through Organisational Change (ImROC). Corinna is the co-lead for a working group tasked with the research and evaluation of this project for NSFT. This has involved the employment of peer support workers (individuals with lived experience of mental health difficulties). The research project that she is undertaking for the Fellowship is designed to further explore the mechanisms, contextual factors and outcomes associated with peer support in mental health services.