I have a multidisciplinary background in medicine, psychology, philosophy, sociology and child health. I researched decisional capacity and values in eating disorders at the forefront of the empirical ethics movement. Current projects include: embedded ethics research on Deep Brain Stimulation for severe Anorexia Nervosa and a Psychopharmacological Randomised Controlled Trial in children and adolescents; Values Based Commissioning in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services; a study of the Primary-Secondary Care Interface for the Treatment of Eating Disorders; and the development of an electronic App for early identification of Eating Disorders empowering sufferers and families to seek help.
Education, Management, Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar), Policy/Commissioning, Policy/other/[please specify], Publications/CUP series, Research/other/routine clinical databases, Research/other/telemedicine, Research/other/sports medicine; Research/other/oncology; Services/other/public mental health;
Technology in mental health, Ethics, Health economics; Sociology; Child Development
Child Mental Health, Mental health/Eating Disorders
Member of the Welsh Assembly Cross-Party Eating Disorder Group, trying to help influence policy at governmental level http://www.senedd.assembly.wales/mgOutsideBodyDetails.aspx?ID=251
Founding Senior Editor, BioMed Central open access e-journal Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health https://capmh.biomedcentral.com/
The Welsh Eating Disorder Research Development Group brings together user and carer representatives, the third sector, academics and NHS clinicians, all committed to developing innovative and collaborative clinical research firmly grounded in shared values: http://www.mhrnc.org/eatingdisorder.htm