Making referrals to the AVATAR2 trial: An interview with Dr Helen Harding

The AVATAR2 trial is a multi-centre study of therapy aiming to help people who hear distressing voices by enabling them to build an avatar to represent the owner of the voice. Referrers play a pivotal role by recommending participants take part in the trial. Here Clinical Psychologist, Dr Helen Harding, talks about the referral process and how she sees the research benefitting patients in the short and long term. Dr Harding is a Clinical Psychologist in Lambeth Community Services.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 20 May 2022

My research journey: Jemma's story

Jemma is a Service User Research Ambassador at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, which involves promoting the importance of research to the Trust’s service users. She took up the role after taking part in two research studies into psychosis at the Trust. Here she talks about what it was like to be part of research.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 16 May 2022

Loneliness – so obviously important but very under-reported

Robert Stewart, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology at King’s College London and Clinical and Population Informatics Lead at the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre writes about the work of his team to identify loneliness in healthcare records using natural language processing, and how this can help improve our understanding and treatment of mental health.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 11 May 2022

Professor Peter Goadsby elected to the Royal Society Fellowship

Professor Peter Goadsby, Director of the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Wellcome King's Clinical Research Facility has been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society, a Fellowship of many of the world’s most eminent scientists and the oldest academy in continuous existence.

By NIHR Wellcome King's Clinical Research Facility at 10 May 2022

Professor Peter Goadsby elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society

Professor Peter Goadsby, Theme lead for Pain at the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre, has been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society, a Fellowship of many of the world’s most eminent scientists and the oldest academy in continuous existence.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 10 May 2022