Research, training and consultancy


I continue to be involved in research but in a more limited capacity than in the past.

Currently I’m involved in the PARTNERS 2 project which is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) project based at the University of Birmingham which is developing and evaluating a collaborative care model for people with severe mental illness. You can visit the website here

I am still involved in publishing work from a major NIHR project on improving Access to Mental Health in Primary Care (the AMP project).  You can visit the website here

I was also centrally involved in the COINCIDE study of collaborative care for people with depression and diabetes and/or coronary heart disease. You can visit the website here



I have 30 years of experience in training front line mental health workers and family doctors in mental health skills.

My particular interests are in the skills required to talk with people who are emotionally distressed, brief psychological interventions for primary and specialist care and helping people who are at risk of self-harm (I do training with STORM- see page on Social Enterprise). I still teach both nationally and internationally.



I am sometimes available on a short-term basis for consultancy work. My particular area of interest and expertise is in improving links between primary care and mental health services and designing and evaluating innovative services to meet the needs of people with common mental health problems in the community.

Please contact me via the form on the CONTACT page.






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