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I am based at the Centre for Primary Care and Health Services Research.

I am the Research Lead of the 'Safer Care Systems and Transitions' theme of the NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC http://www.patientsafety.manchester.ac.uk/research/themes/safer-care/

I also act as the Divisional co-lead of Social Responsibility. 

My core research interests are:

  • Developing and testing innovative service delivery, and best practice interventions to improve the quality and safety of care for people with mental ill-health, particularly during transitions of care.
  • Improving the well-being (e.g. morale, burnout, teamwork) of health care providers and understanding its impact on the quality of patient care, and workforce retention/engagement.
  • Improving global mental health, suicide prevention, and patient safety in low-and-middle-income countries.

I am currently line managing 5 post-doctoral researchers and supervising 5 PhD students. 

I am running a quarterly 1-day practical workshop on systematic reviews and meta-analyses for staff and students within the Faculty and I teach as part of the Evidence-based Practice module of the Masters of Public Health.

Methodological knowledge

My main research skills include:

  • Analyses of large observational studies (cohort and cross-sectional)
  • Analyses of clinical trials
  • Individual Participant Data (IPD) meta-analyses
  • Systematic reviews and aggregate meta-analyses
  • Causal modelling (mediation and moderation) in STATA, AMOS and MPLUS
  • Advanced STATA programming and multiple imputation methods


2008-2012: PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester

2006-2007: MSc in Clinical Psychology (First Class Hons), Leiden University, Netherlands

2001-2005: BSc in Psychology (First Class Hons), University of Crete, Greece

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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