Jennie joined the Mental Health and Addiction Research group in 2018 as a Trial Support Officer on the DAWN-SMI study, a questionnaire survey investigating the psychosocial impact of diabetes and diabetes care provision for people with severe mental illness (SMI).
Following the end of DAWN-SMI, she started work as a Research Fellow on EMERALD; a mixed-methods study aiming to understand risk factors for diabetes and the experience of diabetes healthcare for people with SMI. She is currently working on the qualitative element of this study.
Jennie’s MSc dissertation looked at the Positive Deviance approach and whether novel statistical methods could be applied to identify outstanding performance amongst primary care mental health services.
She is interested in expanding her skills and knowledge in all areas of mental health research, with a particular interest in health inequalities.