Christian is currently doing a PhD at UCL looking at the effectiveness of mental health rehabilitation services. He is also a research assistant for the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit. Before this he worked as a researcher on the QuEST study, a national study investigating the quality and effectiveness of mental health supported accommodation services, and as a support worker for Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. His interests include mental health rehabilitation (services, interventions); complex and longer-term mental health problems; crisis care (home treatment teams and alternatives, e.g. crisis cafes) and mental health and COVID-19 pandemic.
In his debut blog, Christian Dalton-Locke reviews a recent longitudinal (online survey) study, which looks at mental health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research finds that women, young adults, those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, and people with pre-existing mental health problems were affected worse than others.[read the full story...]