Meet the ReACH research team

CaSPER research team

Principal Investigator
Dr Dawn Edge
Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester

 

 

 

 Research Project Manager
 Dr Henna Lemetyinen
 School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester

 

 

 

 

Co-investigators

  • Prof Kathryn Abel
    Professor of Psychiatry and Consultant Psychiatrist, University of Manchester
    Expertise in women and schizophrenia. Director of Centre for Women's Mental Health Research.

  • Dr Richard Drake
    Senior Lecturer in Adult Psychiatry and Consultant Psychiatrist, University of Manchester and Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust
    Expertise in cultural adaptation of peer-led interventions and knowledge of the Trust.

  • Dr Juliana Onwumere
    Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and Consultant Clinical Psychologist, King's College, London
    Expertise in psychological therapies for psychosis.

  • Dr Georgina Moulton 
    Senior Lecturer in Bio-Health Informatics, University of Manchester
    Expertise in developing health-related applications and resources for patients and clinicians.

  • Prof Carol Haigh
    Professor of Nursing, Manchester Metropolitan University
    Expertise in technology and health care.

  • Mr Patrick Cahoon
    Head of Patient Experience, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust
    NHS lead for service user and carer involvement and shares responsibility for effective service delivery in Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust.

CaFI research team

Principal Investigator
Dr Dawn Edge
Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester

 

 

 


Research Project Manager
Miss Amy Degnan
University of Manchester

 

 

 

Co-investigators

  • Prof Kathryn Abel
    Professor of Psychiatry and Consultant Psychiatrist, University of Manchester
    Expertise in women and schizophrenia. Director of Centre for Women's Mental Health Research.
  • Prof Christine Barrowclough
    Professor in Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester
    Extensive experience in developing and trialling the model of Family Intervention that we will culturally-adapt.
  • Prof Nicholas Tarrier
    Professor in Clinical Psychology and Mental Health, Kings College London
    Extensive experience in developing and trialling the model of Family Intervention that we will culturally-adapt.
  • Dr John Baker
    Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing, University of Manchester
    Mixed-methods expert who has previously developed and implemented psychosocial interventions in secondary care.
  • Dr Katherine Berry
    Senior Clinical Research Fellow, University of Manchester
    Experienced clinical psychologist in working with people with psychosis and expertise in researching interpersonal relationships in psychosis.
  • Prof Dinesh Bhugra
    Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity, Kings College London
    International reputation in cultural psychiatry – including research among African Caribbeans as well as expertise in Family Intervention and cultural competence.
  • Dr Sarah Cotterill
    Research Fellow in Biostatistics, University of Manchester
    Experienced in the design and analysis of pilot studies and Randomised Controlled Trials and is a frontline adviser with the North West Research Design Service.
  • Dr Richard Drake
    Senior Lecturer in Adult Psychiatry and Consultant Psychiatrist, University of Manchester and Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust
    Expertise in cultural adaptation of peer-led interventions and knowledge of the Trust.
  • Prof Shôn Lewis
    Professor of Adult Psychiatry, University of Manchester
    Distinguished track record in schizophrenia research – including clinical trials and cost-effective studies.
  • Rev Paul Grey
    Service User Consultant
    Over 10 years’ experience of inpatient services and written a book about his personal experiences as an African Caribbean service user in the mental health system. Member of the Research Management Group and Chair of the Research Advisory Group.
  • Mr Patrick Cahoon
    Head of Patient Experience, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust
    NHS lead for service user and carer involvement and shares responsibility for effective service delivery in Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust.

Collaborators

  • Mrs Daisy Barrett
    Carer Representative
    Experience as a carer and desire to improve service delivery for African Caribbean people like her son. Member of the Research Management Group and Research Advisory Group.
  • Miss Rachel Meacock
    Research Fellow in Health Economics, University of Manchester
    Expertise in the collection of patient-reported health-related quality of life measures for intervention design and analysis.
  • Prof Karina Lovell
    Director of Research and Professor of Mental Health, University of Manchester
    Considerable expertise and international reputation for developing manuals to support delivery of psychosocial interventions for a range of mental health conditions – including among minority groups.
  • Dr Nusrat Husain
    Senior Lecturer and Consultant Psychiatrist, University of Manchester
    Expertise in recruiting people from ‘hard-to-reach’ minority ethnic communities into complex clinical trials and in cultural adaptation of psychosocial interventions.
  • Prof Kevin Ronan
    Professor of Clinical Psychology, CQ University, Australia
    Expertise implementing modified Family Interventions and delivering in community settings in New Zealand using substitute families.
  • Dr Alicia Moxon
    Clinical Psychologist, Highbury Whanau Centre, New Zealand
    Over 15 years’ experience of working with people with schizophrenia and their families. Worked with Prof Ronan to develop and implement modified Family Interventions in community settings across New Zealand.
  • Dr Judith Richardson
    Honorary Research Fellow, University of Manchester
    Experience in contributing to and implementing NICE mental health guidelines. Background in both public health and general practice and expertise in NICE outputs, evidence and aspects of implementation.

Service collaborators

Greater Manchester Police

Neighbourhood Police in the area expressed a desire to work with the CaFI team as they are keen to improve relationships with the African Caribbean community. Their involvement in psycho-education sessions about the role of non-NHS agencies in mental health will be useful given their involvement in African Caribbeans’ pathway to care.

 

African Caribbean Mental Health Services (ACMHS)

ACMHS is a third sector organisation and a strong advocate for reducing inequalities and delivering culturally appropriate mental health care to African Caribbean people. ACMHS will facilitate access to user and carer networks and will be key partners in developing the research and disseminating findings.

 

Connect Support

Connect Support is a third sector agency that provides carer support, volunteering and education as well as organisational training about the impact of mental ill health on the family. Connect Support will help recruitment of therapists to deliver our culturally-adapted intervention.

 

Meriden Family Programme

Meriden Family Programme will provide cultural competency training for the therapists and Family Support Members ('proxy families'). Their track record of training professionals, carers and community members makes them ideal to undertake this work.

Research Advisory Group

Research Advisory groupThe purpose of the Research Advisory Group (RAG) is to maximise the involvement of service users, carers, families and members of the community. Our RAG panel consists of eight people:

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Paul Grey, Service User Co-applicant and RAG Chair
  • Daisy Barrett, Carer Collaborator
  • Yvonne Thomas, Service User Consultant
  • Natasha Peniston, Community Consultant
  • Sonia Lindsay, Carer Consultant
  • Mary Maynard, Carer Consultant
  • Michelle Avayoro, Community Consultant
  • Anthony Stephens, Service User Consultant

Please see our PPI page to find out more about the role of the RAG.