Research team


Jacki Stansfeld

Dr. Jacki Stansfeld is the trial manager of the RADAR programme, based at North East London NHS Foundation Trust. She completed her PhD investigating 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 and non-pharmacological interventions in community settings. She is particularly interested in conducting mixed-methods research which aims to improve the support for carers and family supporters of people with mental health problems.

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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.

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Dr Mark Horowitz is a trainee in psychiatry in Sydney, Australia. He has completed a PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London in 2016 in the neurobiology of antidepressants. He has an interest in rational prescribing in psychiatry, including de-prescribing – when and how to stop medications. He is currently a Clinical Research Fellow on the RADAR trial.  


Maria Long is the Deputy Trial Manager 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.

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Johura a research assistant on the RADAR study. 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.

Zoe Haime

Zoë is currently completing a part-time PhD at UCL, associated with the RADAR study, investigating the effects of antipsychotic reduction on social cognition in schizophrenia.


Lisa Grunwald

Lisa is currently completing a part-time PhD at UCL, associated with the RADAR study. The topic of her PhD is antipsychotic medication management in primary care.