Sarah Markham

 

Individual Partner: Dr Sarah Markham, Visiting Researcher in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College, London

Preferred contact: sarah.markham@kcl.ac.uk

Resident in: UK Working in: UK Related Area(s) of Interest: Communication skills, Decision theory, Evidence-based practice, Ethics, Health economics
Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Mental health/General, Mental health/Forensic, Service user Brief Description of Work: I’ve had research papers published in the areas of Forensic Psychiatry and Application of Computer Science to Clinical Trial Recruitment and Retention. I am currently developing new models of care for secure and forensic psychiatric services. Traditionally, these services have focused provision on evidence-based and/or risk averse practices and interventions. Secure and forensic services operate at high cost and low volume and aren’t considered to me sustainable. Although the last 10 years has seen a superficial change to more collaborative practice with service users, very little has changed at the ward level, and services remain incapable of delivering little beyond basic, didactic interventions. My research is focused on developing new models of practice which are grounded in more collaborative, values based practice which places greater weight on patient priorities, wishes and values.

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