Dr Peter Coventry is a senior lecturer in health services research with the Mental Health and Addiction Research Group (MHARG) at the University of York’s Department of Health Sciences. He holds a joint appointment with the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination.
Peter has a background in sociology and applied health sciences. Between 2005-2009 he held a Medical Research Council Special Training Fellowship in health services research during which he developed research interests in mental health in respiratory disease. His research focuses on evidence synthesis and trials of complex interventions for people with common mental health conditions and long term physical conditions, such as diabetes and COPD.
He led a large pragmatic trial (COINCIDE) in the UK to test collaborative care for people with depression and multimorbidity and is currently collaborating with industry to test a novel digital health platform to support patient activation in people with diabetes.
Peter is also an active collaborator with the Cochrane Common Mental Disorders group.
Pete is a health services researcher with interests in understanding how best to improve mental and physical health in people with mental-physical multimorbidity. He led the COINCIDE trial that tested integrated collaborative care for treating depression in people with diabetes/heart disease. Pete also uses meta-analysis and meta-synthesis to inform his thinking about future trials in behavioural and social medicine and is generally interested in developing evidence synthesis in mental health services research. He is also an active qualitative researcher with interests in using process evaluations in trials.
Pete is interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas: mental and physical multimorbidity; common mental health problems; psychosocial treatment and primary care mental health; evidence synthesis; qualitative research; pilot and feasibility trials.
Peter is able to supervise Masters projects with a broad focus on managing common mental health problems and physical comorbidity. Specific areas of interest include psychological therapies (e.g. behavioural interventions) and social and environmental interventions (e.g. social prescribing; green and urban space). Favoured approaches for Masters projects are systematic reviews (both quantitative and qualitative) or other forms of literature reviews such as scoping reviews.