Paul Hutton


Individual Partner: Dr Paul Hutton, Edinburgh Napier University

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Brief Description of Work:

I am an Associate Professor at Edinburgh Napier University, where I am also Associate Director of the Edinburgh Research and Innovation Centre for Complex and Acute mental health problems (ERICCA) and the Centre for Mental Health and Capacity Law. I am a clinical psychologist by background, and my research involves developing safe and effective psychological interventions for people with schizophrenia-spectrum disorder, with a particular emphasis on developing effective ways to support them to regain capacity to make their own decisions about treatment. I am interested in applying values-based practice to clinical practice, policy and law in this area.

Resident in: UK;

Working in: UK;

Area(s) of Interest in VBP:Communications/website, Education,Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar),Policy/Commissioning,Publications/CUP series,Research/philosophy,Research/other/[evaluating the effect of introducing VBP into the practical assessment and support of decision-making capacity and personal autonomy in mental healthcare and healthcare generally],Services/person-centered,Services/teamwork;

Related Area(s) of Interest:Communication skills,Decision theory, Evidence-based practice,Ethics,Law,Other/[conceptualisation, assessement and support of personal autonomy in mental healthcare, particularly care and treatment of people with schizophrenia and related diagnosses];

Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Mental health/General,Mental health/other/[schizophrenia and related diagnoses],Other/[psychological therapies for psychosis], Other/[assessment and support of treatment decision-making capacity],

Read more:

Home page at Edinburgh Napier University:

Edinburgh Research and Innovation Centre for Complex and Acute mental health problems:

Decision-making Capacity: Intervention Development and Evaluation in Schizophrenia-spectrum disorder (The DEC:IDES trial):