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Claudia Goncalves

Claudia Goncalves

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Claudia Goncalves - Research Assistant Cláudia Gonçalves is a Research Assistant working across multiple studies in the Psychosis Research Unit (PRU). She is currently part of the Let’s Talk study, where she is involved in liaison with clinical teams as well as the recruitment and assessment of participants. Additionally, she is working on the write-up of research papers for publication and helping with the set-up of the RAPID trial, which starts...

Peter Panayi

Peter Panayi

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Peter Panayi - Assistant Psychologist  Peter Panayi is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at The University of Manchester. His research focuses on the impact of complex trauma (difficult life experiences that are prolonged or repeated) among people with psychosis. He is based within the Complex Trauma & Resilience Research Unit. Alongside his PhD, Peter is supporting the STAR Trial at PRU with participant recruitment and assessments, and training and supervising...

Lydia Pearson

Dr Lydia Pearson

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Dr Lydia Pearson - Research Associate / Trial Manager Lydia Pearson first started working for the Psychosis Research Unit as a research assistant and has contributed to a number of National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) funded trials. These include the Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) funded feasibility bipolar trials: Thinking Effectively About Mood Swings TEAMS and the Bipolar At Risk Trial (BART). These mood disorder focused trials led Lydia to...

Wendy Jones

Wendy Jones

Wendy Jones - Service User Researcher Following her A-levels, Wendy studied Pharmacology and Physiology (with Industrial Experience) at The University of Manchester. On her placement year she developed a keen interest in the causes and treatments of schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. The main focus of her placement project was on the NMDA-receptor antagonist model of schizophrenia which represents some positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia. In her final year of her...

Verity Smith

Verity Smith

Verity Smith – Assistant Psychologist (Research) Verity Smith is an Assistant Research Psychologist working on MAPS (Managing Adolescent first episode Psychosis: a feasibility Study). This trial is investigating treatment options for young people (aged 14-18) who are currently experiencing a first episode of psychosis. The study compares Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with antipsychotic medication, and a combination of both of these. Research comparing treatments helps young people, their families and the services...

Sophie Parker

Dr Sophie Parker

Dr Sophie Parker - Clinical Psychologist Dr Sophie Parker is a Clinical Psychologist working at the Psychosis Research Unit (PRU) at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Sophie completed an undergraduate psychology degree in London and spent the early years of her career working with people with learning disabilities prior to gaining her first role in working with people who experience psychosis. This role, as a Family Support Worker in...

Sophie Faulkner

Sophie Faulkner

Sophie Faulkner - Trial Therapist Sophie is a therapist on the iATTp (investigation of Attention Training Technique for people with psychosis) trial, under the supervision of Dr Sophie Parker (PRU) and Professor Adrian Wells (UoM). This trial aims to explore the feasibility and acceptability of Attention Training Technique (a component of Meta-Cognitive Therapy) for adults with psychotic illnesses. Sophie is passionate about research to improve access to evidence based non-drug treatments...

Rory Byrne

Dr Rory Byrne

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Dr Rory Byrne - Postdoctoral User-Researcher Rory Byrne is a postdoctoral user-researcher at The Psychosis Research Unit (PRU), currently involved as a co-applicant with the following ongoing clinical trials: FOCUS, COMPARE, PRODIGY, BART, and IFCBT. He contributed to the development of these trials with a particular focus on the priorities and preferences of trial participants, and contributes to the ongoing development of research materials, trial management, qualitative sub-studies, and the publication...

Peter Haddads

Professor Peter Haddad

Professor Peter Haddad – Consultant Psychiatrist Peter Haddad is a Consultant in Community Psychiatry at The Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. He is also an Honorary Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manchester. His main research interests are the management of affective disorders, schizophrenia and psychosis with an emphasis on widening treatment choice and improving outcomes for people with these disorders. Peter graduated from Manchester Medical School...

Paul French

Professor Paul French

Professor Paul French - Associate Director Paul French is currently the Clinical Lead for Early Intervention in Psychosis services across Greater Manchester, Mental Health Clinical Lead for Greater Manchester and East Cheshire Strategic Clinical Network, NHSE North Clinical Lead for Early Intervention in Psychosis for the North West and Honorary Professor at Liverpool University. His research interests are on the development of novel interventions for people with psychosis and preventative interventions for...