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.
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
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
Mental health/General,Mental health/other/schizophrenia and related diagnoses,Other/psychological therapies for psychosis, Other/assessment and support of treatment decision-making capacity