Ana Gaspar 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 diagnosis 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 has recently been appointed as a Research Grants Advisor working for the James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and has built up an extensive knowledge base after 13 years as a Paramedic working for the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust. During her time with the ambulance service she has worked on different research and evaluation projects. Helen’s CLAHRC project is looking at exploring the experiences individuals have when receiving care from the ambulance service for a mental health related problem or crisis.
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 ways that people with lived experience of mental health issues have been involved in identifying and prioritising research topics, and the advantages and disadvantages of these methods.
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 to co-produce some information leaflets for parents and carers about different developmental issues seen in children within a Community Paediatric setting.
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 working as a Research Dietitian within the Nutrition & Wellbeing team at Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS). Whilst working at HILS, she was involved in developing this evidence based service. Michelle’s work in nutrition and education has led her to develop a CLAHRC project investigating characteristics and the nutritional 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.
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