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Commissioning social care for people with dementia living at home: findings from a national survey (2019)
Journal Article
Davies, S., Hughes, J., Ahmed, S., Clarkson, P., Challis, D., & HoSt-D (Home Support in Dementia) Programme Management Group, . (in press). Commissioning social care for people with dementia living at home: findings from a national survey. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry,

Objective: To explore the complexities, circumstances, and range of services commissioned for people with dementia living at home. Methods: A national survey was used to collect data from English local authorities in 2015. Commissioners of servic... Read More

Support Workers in Community Mental Health Teams for Older People: Exploring Sources of Satisfaction and Stress (2019)
Journal Article
Jasper, R., Wilberforce, M., Abendstern, M., Tucker, S., & Challis, D. (2019). Support Workers in Community Mental Health Teams for Older People: Exploring Sources of Satisfaction and Stress. Journal of Long-Term Care, 2019, 111–118

Context: Support workers play an essential role in multidisciplinary community mental health teams for older people (CMHTsOP) in England. However, little is known about how they perceive their role or the impact this has on their levels of stress, we... Read More

Applying a new concept of embedding qualitative research: an example from a quantitative study of carers of people in later stage dementia (2019)
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Abendstern, M., Davies, K., Chester, H., Clarkson, P., Sutcliffe, C., Hughes, J., …Challis, D. (2019). Applying a new concept of embedding qualitative research: an example from a quantitative study of carers of people in later stage dementia. BMC Geriatrics, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-019-1240-x

Background Qualitative methods are increasingly included in larger studies to provide a richer understanding of people’s experience. This paper explores the potential of using a novel approach to embedded qualitative design as part of an observation... Read More

Can we trust what we see online? (2019)
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Perez Vallejos, E. (2019). Can we trust what we see online?

Websites use algorithms to recommend music, tv and films that you’ll enjoy. But they could also be manipulating us and hiding the truth. Dr Elvira Perez Vallejos from the University of Nottingham is examining how technology can be made more trustwort... Read More

Innovations in Practice: Avatar‐based virtual reality in CAMHS talking therapy: two exploratory case studies (2019)
Journal Article
Falconer, C. J., Davies, E. B., Grist, R., & Stallard, P. (2019). Innovations in Practice: Avatar‐based virtual reality in CAMHS talking therapy: two exploratory case studies. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, doi:10.1111/camh.12326

Background Avatar‐based virtual reality therapy is an emerging digital technology that can be used to assist the treatment of common mental health problems. This may be particularly appealing to young people who are highly familiar with digital tech... Read More

Delivering an intervention to a young person minimising his harmful sexual behaviour: a practice case study (2018)
Journal Article
Hatton, V. A., & Duff, S. (2018). Delivering an intervention to a young person minimising his harmful sexual behaviour: a practice case study. Journal of Sexual Aggression, doi:10.1080/13552600.2018.1551499

Young perpetrators of harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) often minimise the severity of their offending. Whilst there have been mixed findings, the most recent literature suggests offence-specific minimisation increases the risk of sexual recidivism in h... Read More

Antidepressants for treating depression in dementia (2018)
Journal Article
Dudas, R., Malouf, R., McCleery, J., & Dening, T. (2018). Antidepressants for treating depression in dementia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, doi:10.1002/14651858.CD003944.pub2

Background The use of antidepressants in dementia accompanied by depressive symptoms is widespread, but their clinical efficacy is uncertain. This review updates an earlier version, first published in 2002. Objectives To determine the effica... Read More

Proportionate methods for evaluating a simple digital mental health tool (2017)
Journal Article
Davies, E. B., Craven, M. P., Martin, J. L., & Simons, L. (2017). Proportionate methods for evaluating a simple digital mental health tool. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 20(4), 112-117. doi:10.1136/eb-2017-102755

Background: Traditional evaluation methods are not keeping pace with rapid developments in mobile health. More flexible methodologies are needed to evaluate mHealth technologies, particularly simple, self-help tools. One approach is to combine a var... Read More

Proteomic profiling of mouse liver following acute Toxoplasma gondii infection (2016)
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He, J., Ma, J., Elsheikha, H. M., Song, H., Zhou, D., & Zhu, X. (2016). Proteomic profiling of mouse liver following acute Toxoplasma gondii infection. PLoS ONE, 11(3), 1-15. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0152022

Toxoplasma gondii remains a global public health problem. However, its pathophysiology is still not-completely understood particularly the impact of infection on host liver metabolism. We performed iTRAQ-based proteomic analysis to evaluate early liv... Read More