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Dr Ann Adams

Job Title
Honorary Research Fellow
WMS - Mental Health and Wellbeing
024 7657 3956
Research Interests

Mental health risk assessment; Service user perspectives on safety, risk and wellbeing; Decision-making and communication in health consultations; Development and use of decision support systems; Health inequalities; integrated qualitative research in clinical trials


Ann Adams is a Principal Research Fellow and the Academic Lead for Research Degrees in the Division of Mental Health and Wellbeing, Warwick Medical School. Her research is mainly in the area of mental health risk assessment, with a particular focus on service user perspectives on the relationship between personal safety, risk and wellbeing. She is the Co-developer of the Galatean Risk Screening Tool (GRiST), a web-based decision support system for assessing the risks of suicide, self-harm, harm to others, self-neglect and vulnerability. Current research focuses on myGRiST, a companion self-assessment tool to promote self-management and staying safe for service users. See for more information. Ann also researches decision making and communication in clinician-patient interactions. She is currently PI for a project investigating disparities in depression care funded under a joint ESRC and NIH initiative. Ann recently held a Department of Health National Co-ordinating Centre for Research Capacity Development Career Scientist Award for a 5 year programme of research investigating 'Improving primary health care professionals decision making'. Recently, she has also supervised integrated qualitative research within complex surgical trials. Ann's PhD is in Health Sciences (University of Surrey, 1996) and she has an MSc in Social Research (University of Surrey, 1991). Her first degree was in English (University of Exeter, 1981). She also has a London University extra-mural qualification in history (1986). She joined the University of Warwick in December 2000. Ann has a clinical background in nursing.

Title Funder Award start Award end
Full Randomised Controlled Trial of Arthroscopic Surgery for Hip Impingement versus best Conventional care UK FASHIoN 2 National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Apr 2014 31 Jul 2019
Development of an outcome prediction toolfor patients considering a total knee replacement theKnee Outcome Prediction Study (KOPS) Arthritis Research UK 01 Jan 2014 31 Dec 2016
Understanding social contributions to disparities in depression care: US and UK ESRC 01 Jan 2010 31 Dec 2014
Investigating and Improving Mental Health Risk Prediction Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust 19 May 2014 19 Dec 2014
Arden Cluster Research Capacity Fund: Care for people with mental health problems living in the community (title TBC) West Midlands (South) CLRN 01 Mar 2013 28 Feb 2014
UK FASHIoN UK Feasibility Study of a trial of Arthroscopic Surgery for Hip Impingement compared with Non-operative care National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Mar 2012 31 Aug 2013
ITT - Evaluation of the Clinical Communication Programme Medical Protection Society Limited 01 Sep 2009 31 Aug 2012
Implementing the GRiST clinical decision support system within primary care and the community, to improve detection and management of suicide risk amongst depressed patients. Judi Meadows Memorial Fund 01 Jan 2011 31 Mar 2012
HTA SARAH: Strengthening and Stretching for People with Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hands: The Clinical and Cost Effectiveness of an Exercise Programme Over and Above Usual Care National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Sep 2008 28 Feb 2012
Student Sponsorship Agreement: Co-production in Clinician Patient Consultation for Self-Management of longterm Conditions in Primary Care Coventry University 19 Jan 2009 18 Jan 2012
NIHR Programme development Grant (Resubmission - Full): How can networked communications be harnessed for use to improve NHS services for young people. National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Sep 2010 31 Aug 2011
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust Research Development Fund: Funding for Ellie Gilbert Salary x 3 months Coventry and Warwickshire Partnerships Ltd 01 Aug 2010 31 Oct 2010
Mimetic factors in individual behaviour: Health and Well Being ESRC 31 Mar 2009 30 Mar 2010
Mimetic factors in individual behaviour: Health and Well Being ESRC 31 Mar 2009 30 Mar 2010
Improving Primary Health Care Professionals Decision - Making Department of Health 01 Dec 2004 30 Nov 2009
To extend the galatean risk screening tool (GRiST) for use with adolescents and older people The Burdett Trust for Nursing 01 Jan 2009 30 Jun 2009
Creating the First NHS Trust Showcase for Grist The Burdett Trust for Nursing 01 Apr 2008 31 Dec 2008
Request to Extend Offering Fertility Storage to male Cancer Patients - How Do Oncologists Decide? (Ref C19675/A6228) Cancer Research UK 01 Sep 2007 28 Feb 2008
Offering Fertility Storage to Male Cancer Patients - How do Oncologists Decide Cancer Research UK 01 Jan 2006 28 Feb 2008
How do nurse practitioners use clinical evidence BMJ Knowledge Group 01 Dec 2004 30 Apr 2005
A Decision Support System for Mental Health Risk Screening and Assessment Aston University 01 Sep 2002 31 Aug 2004
Emergency Care Pilot Site, NHS Changing Workforce Programme The NHS Confederation 01 May 2002 01 Jul 2004