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Lauren Walker
Trial Support Officer

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Biography

Lauren studied psychology at The University of Warwick and went on to work as a support worker in mental health and learning disabilities and study counselling at certificate level before pursuing a career in research as a Research Assistant and co-applicant on EQUIP (Enhancing the Quality of User and Carer Involvement in Care Planning) at University of Manchester 2012-2018. Lauren is currently working as a Trial Support Officer on Re-Define (Refugee Emergency: DEFining and Implementing Novel Evidence-based psychosocial interventions).

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Warwick

Research

Overview

Lauren's research interests include service user / patient safety and involvement in secondary mental health services, trauma informed and psychological perspectives in mental health care (connecting with her work on Re-Define and psychological approaches to trauma and stress and the link to the development of mental health conditions) as well as suicide, addiction, psychological trauma and post traumatic growth.

Projects

  • Refugee Emergency: DEFining and Implementing Novel Evidence-based psychosocial interventions (RE-DEFINE)

Research group(s)

Publications

Selected publications

  • Shared decision-making in the care of patients with severe and enduring mental health problems: The EQUIP pragmatic cluster randomised trial. PLOS One.

  • Brooks, H., Rushton, K., Lovell, K., Bee, P., Walker, L., Grant, L., Rogers, A. (2018) The power of support from companion animals for people living with mental health problems: a systematic review and narrative synthesis of the evidence. BMC Psychiatry.

  • Grundy, A. C., Walker, L., Meade, O., and Lovell, K. (2017) Evaluation of a co-delivered training package for community mental health professionals on service user and carer involved care planning. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.
  • Bower, P., Roberts, C., O'Leary, N., Callaghan, P., Bee, P., Fraser, C., Gibbons, C., Olleveant, N., Rogers, A., Davies, L. [...] Meade, O., Grundy, A., Walker, L., Cree, L., Berzins, K., Brooks, H., Beatty, S., Cahoon, P., Rolfe, A., Lovell, K., (2015) A cluster randomised controlled trial and process evaluation of a training programme for mental health professionals to enhance user involvement in care planning in service users with severe mental health issues (EQUIP): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials.
  • Gibbons, C., Bee, P., Walker, L., Price, O., Lovell, K. (2014) Service User- and Carer-Reported Measures of Involvement in Mental Health Care Planning: Methodological Quality and Acceptability to Users. Frontiers in Psychiatry.

  • Antipsychotic medication: A brief introduction. The CLAHRC Greater Manchester publication (contributor)

 

 

Contact details

Lauren Walker
Trial Support Officer