Sally Ohlsen

School of Health and Related Research

Research Associate

Teaching Associate

Senior Occupational Therapist

Sally Ohlsen
s.ohlsen@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 6388

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Sally Ohlsen
School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
Profile

I joined ScHARR in 2015 as a researcher in Health Service Research within the Mental Health Research Unit. I now work as both a University Teacher across a range of Masters programmes in ScHARR as well as continuing my research interests in mental health. Currently, I am the programme deputy director of Masters in Clinical Research and module lead Introduction to Research Methods as well as the Dissertation Lead for Masters in Clinical Research and Masters in Human Nutrition students.

I have worked on a number of research projects within ScHARR. I am currently working on a large-scale project looking at NHS staff retention, using organisation case studies and realistic reviews methodology.

Prior to starting at the University of Sheffield, I worked as a Senior Occupational Therapist in the NHS and voluntary sectors across the UK, specialising in mental health early intervention with young persons. I am registered with the HCPC and a member of the British College of Occupational Therapists (BCOT).

Current projects

I am currently working on:

  • RoMHS Retention of Mental Health Staff.
  • Perinatal Mental Health - barriers and facilitators to accessing services before and during covid.

Previous projects include:

  • CLARHC YH MH -  Supporting the Integrated Management of Multimorbidity (SIMM) A realist evaluation of the third sector.
  • Smokefree Mental Health Services:- Qualitative analysis of the ‘staff smoke-free survey’ across Yorkshire and Humberside.
  • Sheffield Physical Health and Psychological Wellbeing (IAPT) Project:- Evaluating the impact of dual-trained practitioners.
  • A systematic review of depression and anxiety interventions by district nurses.
  • Pet-assisted therapy evaluation with Sheffield university counselling service.
Research interests
  • The mental health and retention of the mental health workforce
  • Children's Mental Health and wellbeing
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Social prescribing
  • Mental health and physical health co-morbidity and service development
  • Qualitative methods; Realist Evaluation, Narrative synthesis reviews
  • Research dissemination and public engagement
  • PPI involvement in research
Publications

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Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Bishop D, Wood E, Ohlsen S & Mitchell C (2017) ‘Don't just Screen, Intervene’: What are the barriers and facilitators to weight loss for people with a serious mental illness and obesity? . A systematic narrative metasynthesis. National Conference Society for Academic Primary Care Programme, 12 July 2017 - 14 July 2017. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ricketts T, Wood E, Soady J, Saxon D, Hulin J, Ohlsen S & Mitchell C (2017) What is the effect of co-morbid depression on the use of unscheduled hospital care by people with a long term condition?. Society For Academic Primary Care National Conference Programme, 12 July 2017 - 14 July 2017. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ohlsen S, Paul C & Williamson K (2016) Towards totally smoke-free mental health services: Using a staff survey to support regional implementation. UKNSCC conference 2016. http://www.uknscc.org/uknscc2016_programme_2.php, 9 June 2016 - 10 June 2016. RIS download Bibtex download

Other

All publications

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Wood E, Ohlsen S, Weich S & Fenton SJ (2020) Understanding Social Prescribing for People With Comorbid Mental and Physical Health Conditions. A Realist Evaluation. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS, Vol. 19 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bishop D, Wood E, Ohlsen S & Mitchell C (2017) ‘Don't just Screen, Intervene’: What are the barriers and facilitators to weight loss for people with a serious mental illness and obesity? . A systematic narrative metasynthesis. National Conference Society for Academic Primary Care Programme, 12 July 2017 - 14 July 2017. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ricketts T, Wood E, Soady J, Saxon D, Hulin J, Ohlsen S & Mitchell C (2017) What is the effect of co-morbid depression on the use of unscheduled hospital care by people with a long term condition?. Society For Academic Primary Care National Conference Programme, 12 July 2017 - 14 July 2017. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ohlsen S, Paul C & Williamson K (2016) Towards totally smoke-free mental health services: Using a staff survey to support regional implementation. UKNSCC conference 2016. http://www.uknscc.org/uknscc2016_programme_2.php, 9 June 2016 - 10 June 2016. RIS download Bibtex download

Other

Teaching activities
  • Masters in Clinical Research - Programme Deputy Director
  • HAR6030 Introduction to Research Methods- Module Lead
  • HAR4024 Dissertation  - Lead (Masters in Clinical Research and Masters in Human Nutrition)
  • HAR61002 Health promotion online - Module Lead
  • HAR6531 Qualitative Research Design and Analysis  - Deputy Module Lead.
  • Personal Tutor
  • Public Health Masters Dissertation Tutor
  • HAR6051: Practical Aspects of Clinical Research Module Tutor