Alan is an experienced mental health nurse researcher currently developing a new programme of high-quality research with the aim of improving the delivery and experience of mental healthcare and mental health nursing across a range of service settings. His research is collaboratively developed and conducted with service users, carers, clinicians, service managers, academics and policy makers. He works in Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, the Health Service and Population Research Department in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, and with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He is Co-Director of the UCL-KCL Mental Health Policy Research Unit.
Alan Simpson summarises a recent longitudinal study that explores the impact that UK welfare reform, specifically Universal Credit, has had on the mental health of people across England, Scotland and Wales.[read the full story...]