BSc (Hons) Behavioural Sciences
School of Health and Related Research
Research Associate in Mental Health Outcomes Research
+44 114 222 5208
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My first research post, from 2002 to 2007, was at the Psychological Therapies Research Centre (PTRC), University of Leeds, working on a project to develop the CORE Outcome Measure (CORE-OM) and CORE Audit and Evaluation System (CORE-A). This is now the most widely used outcome measure/evaluation system in UK psychotherapy services.
After spending some time producing evaluation and benchmarking reports for psychotherapy services using the CORE System, the subsequent development and analysis of the CORE National Database has resulted in the collaborative authorship of over 20 academic papers relating to the audit of an evaluation of mental health services, benchmarking and the psychometric properties of the CORE-OM.
In addition to this, I also led and published reports on a systematic scoping review of student counselling services for the BACP and the evaluation of trauma counselling service in Northern Ireland for the Southern Health and Social Services Board, Northern Ireland.
From 2007 to Dec 2009 I was seconded from Leeds University to Sheffield University to work on the evaluation of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. This involved my first foray into the evaluation of mental health services using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. In conjunction with the analysis of routinely collected service data, the evaluation included interviewing key stakeholders and service users to investigate service delivery and service user experience.
The resulting interest in service evaluation from both a quantitative and qualitative perspective has culminated in a research role at ScHARR investigating the appropriateness of existing generic preference based quality of life measures (E5-QD and SF-36) for mental health service users.
The project is considering this question from both a qualitative and quantitative perspective. My focus is primarily on the qualitative aspect of the research which involves conducting a systematatic review and synthesis of existing qualitative studies and taking lessons/theories learned from this into interviews with people with a range of mental health difficulties recruited from primary and secondary care.
I am also currently the local project manager for a HTA funded multi-centred study investigating the clinical and cost effectiveness of self-help interventions for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
- Validating generic preference based questionnaires of health in mental health populations: Your mental health and its effect on your quality of life - are we asking the right questions? – PI: Prof John Brazier, ScHARR, Department of Health Economics and Decision Science
- Obsessive Compulsive Treatment Efficacy Trial (OCTET) – PI: Professor Karina Lovell, Professor of Mental Health, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work, University of Manchester.
- Research interests
My research interests revolve around mental health and the evaluation of mental health services from both a quantitative and qualitative perspective. In particular, I am interested in the measurement of quality of life of people with mental health problems.
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- Drivers of ‘clinically unnecessary’ use of emergency and urgent care : the DEUCE mixed-methods study. Health Services and Delivery Research, 8(15), 1-256. View this article in WRRO
- ‘Clinically unnecessary’ use of emergency and urgent care: A realist review of patients' decision making. Health Expectations, 23(1), 19-40. View this article in WRRO
- Public Involvement in health outcomes research: lessons learnt from the development of the Recovering Quality of Life (ReQoL) measures.. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 17. View this article in WRRO
- The impact of different liaison psychiatry models on the emergency department: A systematic review of the international evidence. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. View this article in WRRO
- Person-centred experiential therapy (PCET) training within a UK NHS IAPT service: experiences of selected counsellors in the PRaCTICED trial. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling. View this article in WRRO
- Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Data in the Development of Outcome Measures: The Case of the Recovering Quality of Life (ReQoL) Measures in Mental Health Populations. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(7), 1342-1342. View this article in WRRO
- Recovering Quality of Life (ReQoL): a new generic self-reported outcome measure for use with people experiencing mental health difficulties. The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science, 212(1), 42-49. View this article in WRRO
- Risk factors for negative experiences during psychotherapy.. Psychotherapy Research, 29(3), 403-414. View this article in WRRO
- Low-intensity cognitive-behaviour therapy interventions for obsessive-compulsive disorder compared to waiting list for therapist-led cognitive-behaviour therapy: 3-arm randomised controlled trial of clinical effectiveness. PLOS Medicine, 14(6). View this article in WRRO
- Clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and acceptability of low-intensity interventions in the management of obsessive–compulsive disorder: the Obsessive–Compulsive Treatment Efficacy randomised controlled Trial (OCTET). Health Technology Assessment, 21(37), 1-132. View this article in WRRO
- A pragmatic randomised controlled trial assessing the non-inferiority of counselling for depression versus cognitive-behaviour therapy for patients in primary care meeting a diagnosis of moderate or severe depression (PRaCTICED): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.. Trials, 18(1), 93-93. View this article in WRRO
- Obsessive Compulsive Treatment Efficacy Trial (OCTET) comparing the clinical and cost effectiveness of self-managed therapies: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 15(1). View this article in WRRO
- Measuring quality of life in mental health: Are we asking the right questions?. Social Science & Medicine, 120, 12-20. View this article in WRRO
- The CORE-10: A short measure of psychological distress for routine use in the psychological therapies. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 13(1), 3-13.
- Cost-effectiveness of an improving access to psychological therapies service.. Br J Psychiatry, 202(3), 220-227.
- Quality of life of people with mental health problems: a synthesis of qualitative research.. Health Qual Life Outcomes, 10, 138. View this article in WRRO
- Are generic preference-based measures valid in mental health? A mixed methods enquiry. QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH, 21, 1-1.
- Psychological treatment outcomes in routine NHS services: What do we mean by treatment effectiveness?. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 85(1), 1-16.
- Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation (CORE) - The CORE Measures and System: Measuring, Monitoring and Managing Quality Evaluation in the Psychological Therapies, 175-219.
- The young person's CORE: Development of a brief outcome measure for young people. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 9(3), 160-168.
- Effects of psychological therapies in randomized trials and practice-based studies.. Br J Clin Psychol, 47(Pt 4), 397-415.
- Routine psychological treatment and the Dodo verdict: a rejoinder to Clark et al. (2007).. Psychol Med, 38(6), 905-910.
- A review and critical appraisal of measures of therapist-patient interactions in mental health settings.. Health Technol Assess, 12(24), iii-47.
- Effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural, person-centred, and psychodynamic therapies in UK primary-care routine practice: replication in a larger sample.. Psychol Med, 38(5), 677-688.
- Responsive regulation of treatment duration in routine practice in United Kingdom primary care settings: replication in a larger sample.. J Consult Clin Psychol, 76(2), 298-305.
- The effectiveness of UK student counselling services: an analysis using the CORE System. BRIT J GUID COUNS, 36(1), 1-18.
- CORE-OM mental health norms of students attending university counselling services benchmarked against an age-matched primary care sample. BRIT J GUID COUNS, 35(1), 41-57.
- Distribution of CORE-OM scores in a general population, clinical cut-off points and comparison with the CIS-R. BRIT J PSYCHIAT, 190, 69-74.
- A core approach to practice-based evidence: A brief history of the origins and applications of the CORE-OM and CORE System. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 6(1), 3-15.
- Client initiated termination of therapy at NHS primary care counselling services. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 6(1), 60-67.
- Dose-effect relations and responsive regulation of treatment duration: the good enough level.. J Consult Clin Psychol, 74(1), 160-167.
- Rationale and development of a general population well-being measure: Psychometric status of the GP-CORE in a student sample. BRIT J GUID COUNS, 33(2), 153-173.
- Suitability and utility of the CORE-OM and CORE-A for assessing severity of presenting problems in psychological therapy services based in primary and secondary care settings.. Br J Psychiatry, 186, 239-246.
- Practice-based evidence: Benchmarking NHS primary care counselling services at national and local levels. CLIN PSYCHOL PSYCHOT, 10(6), 374-388.
- A copyleft (free) self-report measure for psychological therapies: Psychometric properties and utility of the CORE-OM. J AFFECT DISORDERS, 68(1), 109-110.
- Towards a standardised brief outcome measure: psychometric properties and utility of the CORE-OM.. Br J Psychiatry, 180, 51-60.
- Counselling outcomes in primary health care: a CORE system data profile. European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling, 4(1), 65-86.
- Service profiling and outcomes benchmarking using the CORE-OM: toward practice-based evidence in the psychological therapies. Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation-Outcome Measures.. J Consult Clin Psychol, 69(2), 184-196.
- Measurement and psychotherapy. Evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence.. Br J Psychiatry, 177, 123-130.
- CORE: Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation. Journal of Mental Health, 9(3), 247-255.
- Practice-based evidence and standardized evaluation: Informing the design of the CORE system. European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling, 2(3), 357-374.
- The rationale for developing and implementing core outcome batteries for routine use in service settings and psychotherapy outcome research. Journal of Mental Health, 7(1), 35-47.
- A systematic review, psychometric analysis and qualitative assessment of Generic Preference-Based Measures of Health in Mental Health Populations and the estimation of mapping functions from widely used specific measures.
Conference proceedings papers
- Extending the QALY: developing and testing the proposed items for a new generic measure - results from qualitative review and face validity with patients, social care users and carers. QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH, Vol. 27 (pp S189-S189)
- Developing Content for a New Generic Qaly Measure: Results from a Qualitative Literature Review (E-Qaly Project). Value in Health, Vol. 21 (pp S110-S110)
- The importance of content and face validity in instrument development: lessons learnt from service users when developing the Recovering Quality of Life measure (ReQoL). Quality of Life Research, Vol. 27(7) (pp 1893-1902) View this article in WRRO
- Proceedings of Patient Reported Outcome Measure’s (PROMs) Conference Oxford 2017: Advances in Patient Reported Outcomes Research. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, Vol. 15(S1) View this article in WRRO
- First validation of the short recovering quality of life (ReQoL) measure. QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH, Vol. 25 (pp 96-96)
- Constructing the short recovering quality of life (ReQoL) measure for use in a mental health population: combining psychometric and qualitative evidence. QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH, Vol. 25 (pp 70-70)
- Developing the recovery of quality of life measure (ReQoL): the views of mental health service users on potential items. QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH, Vol. 25 (pp 46-47)
- Constructing Classification System For A New Qaly Measure In Mental Health: Recovering Quality Of Life (Reqol). Value in Health, Vol. 19(3) (pp A190-A190) View this article in WRRO
- PROMs in Secondary Mental Health Services in the UK: a Feasibility Study and Lessons Learnt. JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH POLICY AND ECONOMICS, Vol. 17 (pp S10-S10)
- DO EQ-5D AND SF-6D ask the right questions in mental health? a content validation using interviews with patients. Value in Health, Vol. 17(3) (pp A194-A194)
- View this article in WRRO An evaluation of a new service model: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies demonstration sites 2006-2009. Final report. NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation programme
- View this article in WRRO An evaluation of a new service model: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies demonstration sites 2006-2009, Final Report.
- Implementing IAPT: Early findings from the demonstration sites. Interim Report of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Evaluation
- View this article in WRRO Implementing IAPT: lessons from the demonstration sites.
- Constructing a classification system for a new QALY measure in mental health: recovering quality of life (ReQoL).
- ReQoL: Recovering Quality of LIfe.
- ReQol - Recovering Quality of Life (Quality in Mental Health Conference 23 March 2015).
- Development of the Recovering Quality of Life Measure (2014).
- First validation of the Recovering Quality of Life measures: a new PROM for use in mental health.