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Professor Eleanor Bradley
Expertise: adult mental health; medicines conversations (information-exchange, concordance); family input and support (shared decision making, coproduction); non-medical prescribing; qualitative research; health psychology.
Self-funded project: Pain Levels and Pre-Operative Anxiety within Cardiac Care
Dr Shirley Evans
Expertise: dementia research; post-diagnostic support; technology and inclusion; lifelong learning. Research methodological experience with realist review and evaluation; phenomenological approaches; user involvement and action research.
Self-funded project: Experiences, needs, interventions and outcomes of family carers of persons with dementia
Dr Katherine Gordon-Smith
Research specialisms: comorbidities (physical and psychiatric) of major mood disorders
Research methodologies: quantitative, longitudinal mood measures in bipolar disorder.
Professor Lisa Jones
Research specialisms: aetiology of major mood disorders (including bipolar disorder and postpartum psychosis).
Research methodologies: quantitative, longitudinal measures in major mood disorders.
Self-funded project: Atopic diseases in bipolar disorder.
Professor Derek Peters
Expertise: Physical activity & sedentary behaviour assessment, intervention & relationships to health & wellbeing in all populations; childhood overweight & obesity; Exercise for health & wellbeing; sport performance analysis; interdisciplinary sport & exercise science. Research methodologies: Quantitative & qualitative.
Self-funded project: Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, Health & Wellbeing PhD Studentship Opportunities.
Dr Raluca Sarbu
Expertise: qualitative research in social work, children safeguarding, fostering, roma/gypsy communities, intervention methods in social work.
Dr Clive Sealey
Expertise: social policy; poverty; policy analysis; comparative policy analysis; qualitative research methods.
Professor Jo Smith
Expertise: Psychosis, Bipolar Disorder, Psychosocial and family interventions, Student Mental Health, Student Suicide Prevention
Dr Peter Unwin
Expertise: safeguarding and child sexual exploitation; fostering; privatisation/agency social work; service user/carer involvement.