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Domenico Giacco

Job Title
Associate Clinical Professor
Department
WMS - Mental Health and Wellbeing
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Research Interests

My research focuses on harnessing the power of positive social relationships and reducing social isolation of people with mental health conditions in order to improve their mental health and quality of life. The research projects I have been leading or participating in are aimed to: a) Improving social networks and quality of life of people with psychosis (SCENE - NIHR Programme Grant); b) improving experience and outcomes of involuntary treatment (ImprovE study - NIHR); c) identifying effective and implementable ways of involving family and friends in acute mental health treatment (CAPRI study - NIHR); d) assessing alternative models of mental health care provision at a mental health system level (COFI study - funded by the European Commission); e) developing and testing effective clinical procedures to reduce self-harm (ASSURED project). I am also involved in collaborative work with the World Health Organisation developing a health evidence network review and a technical guidance on mental health care for refugees and migrants.

Biography

I was born in Naples (Italy) and obtained my medical degree, specialisation in psychiatry and PhD at the University of Naples SUN (currently University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"). I have moved to England in 2012 and worked at East London NHS Foundation Trust as Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior research Fellow, accruing experience and expertise in research in social psychiatry at the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry of the Queen Mary University of London, led by Prof. Stefan Priebe. I have started working as Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Warwick in November 2019.

Title Funder Award start Award end
NIHR PGfAR via East London NHS Foundation Trust - SCENE - Improving quality of life and health outcomes of patients with psychosis through a new structures intervention for expanding social networks. National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Nov 2019 30 Sep 2022