Recent research

As a charity leading innovation in mental health, research is one of our key objectives, and we have a duty to share our knowledge to benefit our patients and the wider public.

Our staff share their clinical expertise by publishing widely in a range of academic and professional publications and by presenting their work to their peers at conferences and events. Our most recent publications are listed below.

For more information on our research please contact Dr Chris Griffiths.

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Research publications for 2016

Alderman, N, Major, G, Brooks, J (2016) What can structured professional judgement tools contribute to management of neurobehavioural disability? Predictive validity of the short-term assessment of risk and treatability (START) in acquired brain injury. Journal of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.

Dolley, O, Gaylor, M, Long, C (2016) Getting the most from your treatment: Motivating engagement in women in medium secure forensic settings. Forensic Update.

Galappathie, N, Khan, S (2016) End-of-life care in psychiatry:'one chance to get it right'. BJPSych Bulletin.

Haw, C, Muthu-Veloe, A, Suett, M, Ibodor, O, Picchioni, M (2016) Monitoring antipsychotic side effects: a completed audit cycle conducted in a secure hospital. Journal of Forensic Practice.

Heer, K, Rose, J, Larkin, M (2016) The challenges of providing culturally competent care within a disability focused team: A phenomenological exploration of staff experiences. Journal of Transcultural Nursing.

Kanaan, R,, Allin, M, Picchioni, M, Shergill, S, McGuire, P (2016) White matter microstructural organization is higher with age in adult superior cerebellar peduncles. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

Long, C, Afford, M, Harris, M, Dolley, O (2016) Training in de-escalation. An effective alternative to restrictive interventions in a secure psychiatric service. Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care.

Mallas, EJ, Carletti, F, Chaddock C, Woolley, J, Picchioni, M (2016) Genome-wide discovered psychosis-risk gene ZNF804A impacts on white matter mircrostructure in health, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. PeerJ.

Morris, D, Brewer, R, Webb, A, Gray, N (2016) The evaluation of a Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) group with a detained female forensic population with a primary diagnosis of ASD: A pilot study. Forensic Update.

Murphy, P, Mason, F (2016) Psychological effects of rape and serious sexual assault. Book Chapter. Sexual Offence, Law and Practice.

Muhammed, G, Faruqui, R (2016) Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in the aftermath of wars, conflicts and terrorism: Co-relation between countries GDP and prevalence of PTSD. Journal of Psychology and Clinical Psychiatry.

Oakley, C, Harris, S, Fahy, T, Murphy, D, Picchioni, M (2016) Childhood adversity and conduct disorder: a development pathway to violence in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research.

O'Shea, L, Dickens, G (2016) Role of assessment components and recent adverse outcomes in risk estimation and prediction: Use of the START in an adult secure inpatient mental health service. Psychiatry Research.

O'Shea, L, Picchioni, M, Dickens, G (2016) The predictive validity of the Short-term Assessment of Risk and Treatability (START) for multiple adverse outcomes in a secure psychiatric inpatient setting. Assessment.

Robinson, L, Escopri, N, Stenfert Kroese, B, Rose, J (2016) The subjective experience of adults with intellectual disabilities who have mental health problems within community settings. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities.

Rose, J et al (2016) Assessment of anger-related cognitions of people with intellectual disabilities. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.

Rose, J et al (2016) A Quantisation of cognitive learning process by computer graphics-games: towards more efficient learning models. Open Access Library Journal (Psychology).

Rose, J, Unwin, G, Deb, S (2016) Carer and Family perspectives. Psychiatric and Behavioural Disorders in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Shead, J, Rose, J, Scott, H (2016) Investigating predictors and moderators of burnout in staff working in services for people with intellectual disabilities. The role of emotional intelligence, exposure to violence and self efficacy. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities.

Sen, P (2016) Themed editorial: Mental health needs of Asylum-Seekers and Refugees - challenges and solutions. BJPsych International.

Unwin, G, Larkin, M, Rose, J, Kroese, B, Malcolm, S (2016) Developing resources to facilitate culturally-sensitive service planning and delivery - Doing research inclusively with people with intellectual disabilities. Research Involvement and Engagement.

Zhang, R, Allen, P, Picchioni, M, Toulopoulou, T (2016) Working memory in healthy relatives of patients with schizophrenia: a meta-analysis of fMRI studies. Schizophrenia Bulletin.

Research publications for 2015


Buchanan, A (2015) Respect for dignity and forensic psychiatry. International Journal of Law Pschiatry.

Budisavljevic, S, Dell'Acqua, F, Rijsdijk, F. V, Kane, F, Picchioni, M (2015) Age-related differences and heritability of the perisylvian language networks.

Delmage, E, Exworthy, T, Blackwood, N (2015) The 'Hybrid Order': origins and usage. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. Journal of Neuroscience.

Gunenc, C, O'Shea, L, Dickens, G (2015) Prevalence and predictors of verbal aggression in a secure mental health service: Use of hte HCR-20. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.

Hallett, N, Dickens, G (2015) De-escalation: A survey of clinical staff in a secure mental health inpatient service. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.

Haw, C, Casey, D, Holmes, J, Hawton, K (2015) Suicidal intent and method of self-harm: A large-scale study of self-harm patients presenting to a general hospital. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.

Haw, C, Hawton, K, Gunnell, D, Platt, S (2015) Economic recession and suicidal behaviour: Possible mechanisms and ameliorating factors. International Journal of Social Psychiatry.

Haw, C, Hawton, K (2015) Suicide and self-harm by drowning: a review of the literature. Archives of Suicide Research.

Haw, C, Shears, J (2015) An audit of social circumstances reports for first-tier tribunals in a secure psychiatric service. Practice: Social Work in Action.

Heer, K, Larkin, M, Rose, J (2015) The experiences of British South Asian carers caring for a child with developmental disabilities in the UK. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 20 (4), 228 -238.

Heer, K, Rose, J, Larkin, M, Singhal, N (2015) The experiences of mothers caring for a child with developmental disabilities: A cross cultural perspective. International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, 8 (4).

Larkin, M, Unwin, G, Kroese, B, Rose, J (2015) Meeting the support needs of people from minority ethnic groups. Community Care.

Lees Warley, G, Rose, J (2015) What does the evidence tell us about people with low intellectual functioning who set fires? A systematic review. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities.

Long, C, Banyard, E, Dolley, O (2015) Living with mental illness. A cognitive behavioural group psycho education programme with women in secure settings. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.

Long, C, West, R, Afford, M, Collins, L, Dolley, O (2015) Reducing the use of seclusion in a secure service for women. Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care.

Long, C, Siddique, R, Rigg, S, Banyard, E, Stillman, S, Bailey, S (2015) Screening for incontinence in a secure psychiatric service for women. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.

Long, C, Dolley, O, Hollin, C (2015) Treatment progress in medium security hospital settings for women: changes in symptoms, personality and service need from admission to discharge. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health.

Long C. G, Fitzgerald K, Hollin C. R (2015) Women firesetters admitted to secure psychiatric services: characteristics and treatment needs. Victims and Offenders.

Malcolm, C, Picchioni, M, Ellett, L (2015) Intrusive prospective imagery, post-trauma intrusions and anxiety in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research.

Montenegro, M (2015) Sexuality and diversity training in clinical psychology courses in the UK. Clinical Psychology Forum.

Montenegro, M (2015) Evaluating 'FREDA challenge': a coproduced human rights board game in services for people with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities.

O'Connell, Jackie, Reffin, C (2015) Growing Up, Sex and Me.

O'Donoghue, T, Shine, J, Orimalde, O (2015) Characteristics of referrals and admissions to a medium secure ASD unit.

O'Shea, L, Picchioni, M, McCarthy, J, Mason, F, Dickens, G (2015) Predictive validiy of the HCR-20 for inpatient aggression: the effect of intellectual disability on accuracy. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research.

O'Shea, L, Dickens, G (2015) Predictive validity of the START for agression and self-harm in a secure mental health service: Gender differences. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health.

O'Shea, L, Dickens, G (2015) Predictive validity of the START for unauthorised leave and substance abuse in a secure mental health setting: a pseudo-prospective cohort study. International Journal of Nursing Studies.

O'Shea, L, Dickens, G (2015) Contribution of protective factors assessment to risk prediction: Systematic review and meta-analysis. European Psychiatry.

O'Shea, L, Thaker, D-K, Picchioni, M, Mason, F (2015) Predictive validity of the HCR-20 for violent and non-violent sexual behaviour in a secure mental health service.

Outa, C, Rose, J (2015) Is there a relationship between Role-Identity, work demands, and burnout in direct care staff working with individuals with intellectual disabilities? (In Press)

Penny, C and Exworthy, T (2015) A gilded cage is still a cage: Cheshire West widens 'deprivation of liberty'. British Journal of Psychiatry.

Rose, J et al (2015) Managers' views of the effects of their service of hosting a cognitive-behavioural anger management group. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities.

Rose, J, Nelson, L (2015) A Preliminary Exploration of the Challenging Behaviour Perception Questionnaire: A Measure of Parental Cognitions about Challenging Behaviour. (In Press)

Rose, J et al (2015) Cognitive behavioural anger management intervention for people with intellectual disabilities: cost of intervention and impact on health and social care resourse use. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research.

Rose, J, Golding, N (2015) Exploring the attitudes and knowledge of support workers towards individuals with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities.

Sami, M. B, Faruqui, R. A (2015) The effectiveness of dopamine agonists for treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms post brain injury and stroke International Journal of Translational Neuropsychiatry.

Sen, P, Lindsey, S, Chatterjee, N, Rama-Iyer, R, Picchioni, M (2015) An Audit of the quality of HCR-20 violence risk assessments in a Low Secure Service.

Shead, J, Rose, J, Scott, H (2015) Investigating predictors and moderators of burnout in staff working in services for people with intellectual disabilities: The role of emotional intelligence, exposure to violence and self efficacy.

Shears, J, Maher, S (2015) Social Work with people whose symptoms of psychosis have a somatic cause - reflections from practice.

Staniforth, C, Griffin, Y (2015) Intellectual Disabilities and ASD. Book Chapter in 'Young people in forensic mental health settings:psychological thinking and practice.

Zyrianova, Y, Alexander, L, Faruqui, R (2015) Neuropsychiatric presentations and outcomes in children and adolescents with primary brain tumours: Systemic review.