Southern Branch research day – April 2019

Matt Kempen

Marketing Manager for ACAMH

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At our annual research day, national and local research projects were discussed, as we look to bridge the gap between rigorous research and best practice. Below are two talks from the day, ACAMH Members can access other lectures from the day including;

  • Dr. Sam Cortese on ‘ADHD and suicidal spectrum behaviors’
  • Dr. Uma Padmanabhi and Ed Coates on ‘The re-Audit on safe prescribing and monitoring of antipsychotic medication’
  • Cathy Laver-Bradbury and Dr. Monica Roman-Morales on ‘Co-constructing meaning of ADHD with children/young people and families; combined approach of NFPP/Systemic therapy’

Also presenting on the day was Professor Margaret Thompson on a forthcoming trial (OPTIMA) of the New Forest Parenting Programme online version.

Dr. Jonathan ChanningThe use of Lurasidone in children and adolescents
Jonathan trained at Southampton University and spent several years working as a paediatrician before commencing psychiatry training. Dr. Channing published a case report and systematic review on the use of Lurasidone following successfully using this medication with a young person in an inpatient setting where other antipsychotics had either not been tolerated or not been effective. He now works as Consultant in the Paediatric Liaison team at Southampton General Hospital.

Jennie Eeles – ‘Patient and practitioner experience of mindfulness as taught in DBT’
Jennie is a Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist with Sussex Partnership NHS Trust. Jennie completed her Nurse training in 2001 and has since trained in DBT.  Jennie has been researching the experience of patients and practitioners with regards to the mindfulness element of DBT as the basis of a PhD in Health Sciences at the University of Southampton.


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