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Mental Health

Please note:  This research group is not active at this time.




Dr Paul, Moli

School of Health and Social Studies (SHSS)

Dr Tony Winston

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust





Dr Anderson, Liz

Warwick Medical School (WMS)

Professor Barlow, Julie

School of Health and Social Studies (SHSS), Coventry University

Ms Bennet, Vivienne

South Warwickshire PCT

Ms Biggerstaff, Deborah

Centre for Health Service Studies (CHSS)

Dr Binyon, Sharon

North Warwickshire PCT

Professor Bywaters, Paul

School of Health and Social Studies (SHSS), Coventry University

Dr Campbell, Colin

South Warwickshire PCT

Dr Cushway, Delia

Coventry University

Professor Dale, Jeremy

School of Health and Social Studies (SHSS)

Dr England, Simone

North Warwickshire PCT

Ms Fisher, Angela

School of Health and Social Studies (SHSS), Coventry University

Dr Fisher, Joanne

School of Health and Social Studies (SHSS)

Dr Fleming, Eve

South Warwickshire PCT

Professor Fulford, Bill


Mr Goss, Ken

Gulson Hospital

Ms Harrison, Christine

School of Health and Social Studies (SHSS)

Mrs Hawley, Carol

Warwick Business School (WBS)

Dr Holmes, Robert

Coventry Healthcare NHS Trust

Dr Jackson, Ann

School of Postgraduate Medical Education

Dr Javed, Afzal

North Warwickshire PCT

Ms Keeton, Ros

North Warwickshire PCT

Dr Kumar, Raj

Microbiology, Leicester University

Dr Mace, Chris


Dr Malik, Ather

Caludon Centre, Coventry

Dr Maylor, Elizabeth


Ms McLeod, Eileen

School of Health and Social Studies (SHSS)

Professor Mullender, Audrey

School of Health and Social Studies (SHSS)

Professor Powell, Janet

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

Dr Saad, Karim

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

Dr Savin-Baden, Maggi

Coventry University

Professor Vostanis, Panos

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Leicester University

Professor Wallace, Louise

School of Health and Social Studies (SHSS), Coventry University

Mr Watson, Peter

George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton

Dr Wilmot, Liza

South Warwickshire PCT

Dr Winston, Tony

South Warwickshire PCT


The aim of this Research Development Group is:


to facilitate mental health-related research collaborations between academics at local universities and clinicians and practitioners from local health, social care and inter-connecting services. This group tends to have seminars rather than meetings.




May 2005 - What’s On! A one day conference: Local NHS research. Speakers: Current structure, strategy, governance and funding Dr Chris Mace, University of Warwick; Achievable collaborative research, Professor Scott Weich, Professor of Psychiatry, Warwick Medical School/Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Coventry PCT; A decision support system for mental health-risk screening and assessment, Dr Christopher Buckingham, University of Aston, Birmingham; Cognitive antecedents of bulimic behaviours, Dr Caroline Meyer, University of Warwick/ Honorary Research Fellow, Reed Unit for Eating Disorders, Queen Elizabeth Psychiatric Hospital, Birmingham; Identification of training needs for tier 1 professionals (primary care) in relation to child and adolescent mental health Mrs Irene Lacey, Consultant Nurse/Systemic Psychotherapist, South Warwickshire Primary Care Trust.


June 2005 - Child Health Research: Implications for CAMHS & Adult Mental Health Services. Speakers: Family Matters: The significance of inter-generational cycles in the determinants and consequences of child maltreatment, Dr Peter Sidebotham, Senior Lecturer in Child Health; What are the mental health issues of parents whose children go into care? Are early interventions to improve their parenting possible? Dr Doug Simkiss, Senior Lecturer in Child Health.


July 2006 - Parental Mental Health and Children’s Wellbeing: Current research: Who is doing what? and The Interfaces Project, Marie Crofts, National Institute for Mental Health for England (NIMHE); The SCIE/ NICE Parental Mental Health and Child Welfare Guideline Development; Patients as parents, Dr Kate Gingell, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dudley CAMHS.


May 2007 - Research on Attachment across the Lifespan: Attachment issues in clinical practice: issues for research,  Dr Ken Ma, Consultant child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; The politics of attachment, Dr Anita Schrader McMillan, Research Fellow; Mother’s Voice, Ms Karen Arnold, Consultant Child Psychotherapist; Comparison of attachment development in very pre-term and full-term infants, Professor Dieter Wolke, Professor of Developmental Psychology, Individual Differences.


June 2007 (with the User Involvement Research Group) - New Policy, Opportunities and Tensions: Moving Forward with User Involvement in Health and Social Care Services.


Selected publications


Dinca O, Paul M and Spencer N (2005) Systematic review of randomised controlled trials of atypical antipsychotics and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for behavioural problems associated with pervasive developmental disorders. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 19 (5), 521-532


Harriss L, Barlow J, Paul M. (2007) Specialist residential education for children with severe emotional and behavioural difficulties: Pupil, parent and staff perspectives. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties 13(1)


Paul M, Berriman JA, Evans.  Would I attend Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)? Fourteen to sixteen year olds decide. Child And Adolescent Mental Health In press


Paul M, (2007) Rights. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 92(8), 720-725


Paul M, Newns K, Creedy K.V (2006) Some ethical issues that arise from working with families in the National Health Service. Clinical Ethics Vol 1(2), 76-81