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).
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.
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.
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.