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Nadia

Dr Nadia Crellin is the RADAR programme manager. She completed her PhD on 'self-efficacy and heath-related quality of life in family carers of individuals with dementia' in June 2015 at the Division of Psychiatry, University College London. Nadia has been based in the Research and Development Department in North East London NHS Foundation Trust for the last 7 years working on randomised controlled trials evaluating psychosocial interventions in community/NHS settings. Her particular interests include Neuropsychology and non-pharmacological interventions in mental health.

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Dr Ruth Cooper is the senior researcher of the RADAR programme, based at the East London NHS Foundation Trust. She completed her PhD on 'Alternative Treatments in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder' at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, April 2016. She is interested in conducting research which aims to improve the treatment of psychiatric disorders through both pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods, particularly through the use of randomised controlled trial methodology.

Maria

Maria Long is a research assistant on the RADAR programme, based at North East London NHS Foundation Trust and a PhD student at University College London. She studied English literature and classics at university before completing an MSc psychology conversion course in October 2014. She subsequently trained at UCL as a psychological wellbeing practitioner, delivering low intensity CBT interventions in a London IAPT service. She is interested in the role of social factors in psychosis and qualitative research methodology.

Zoe Haime

Zoë is a research assistant on the RADAR programme, based at North East London NHS Foundation Trust. She has completed a BSc Psychology, MSc Functional Neuroimaging, and a PGDip in Mental Health Practice, where she gained experience working in psychiatric services across North London. She is currently completing a PhD on the RADAR study, investigating the effects of antipsychotic reduction on social cognition in schizophrenia.

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Johura is the RADAR programme administrator and is currently on maternity leave. She completed her undergraduate degree in criminology/sociology in 2011 at City University, London. Johura has been based in North East London Foundation Trust for 4 years, initially working as an administrator on a psychiatric female acute ward and more recently in the Research and Development Department as part of the RADAR team. Her particular interests include social functioning in mental health and forensics. She is also training to be a researcher.

Lisa Grunwald

Lisa completed her BSc in Psychology at Queen Margaret University Edinburgh in 2012 and her MSc in Foundations of Clinical Psychology at Goldsmiths University, London in 2013. She has been working in different in- and outpatient settings with clients with psychosis for the past 4 years. Lisa is keen to improve outcomes for this population. She is a research assistant on the RADAR trial and a part time PhD student at UCL. The topic of her PhD is antipsychotic medication management in primary care. 

Jacki Stansfeld

Jacki Stansfeld is the deputy trial manager of the RADAR programme, based at North East London NHS Foundation Trust. She is currently completing her PhD entitled ‘sense of competence in family caregivers of people living with dementia' at the Division of Psychiatry, University College London. Jacki has previously worked on several multi-site randomised controlled trials evaluating psychosocial interventions in community settings. She is particularly interested in neuropsychology and executive functioning in people experiencing psychiatric disorders. 

Lauren is the current programme administrator for RADAR, based at North East London Foundation Trust. She has worked within R+D at The Royal Marsden and more recently The Royal Free Hospital. She is currently studying a BSc in Integrative Counselling with Middlesex University and has a particular interest in social factors affecting those experiencing psychiatric disorders.

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Robert is a higher trainee in general adult and older adult psychiatry. He has worked as a psychiatrist in various teams across Barnet Enfield Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust and Camden and Islington Foundation NHS Trust.  Robert’s main interests are in interventions to improve social outcomes in people with chronic mental health difficulties.  Robert is currently a clinical research fellow in North East London Foundation Trust working on the RADAR study and is also undertaking a mental health research MSc, and foundation training at the Institute of Group Analysis.