Danielle is currently the programme manager of the AD-CARE study, which is an NIHR-funded study investigating Acute Day Units. The study consists of a mapping and survey exercise, a set of five case studies (including a cohort study of 800 participants, and a qualitative study of 55 participants), and an analysis of routinely collected data using the Mental Health Minimum Dataset. The aim of this observational study is to establish whether those receiving enhanced acute mental health care, via Acute Day Units, experience better outcomes than those who do not. Previously Danielle worked on the CORE study, another NIHR-funded study consisting of two RCTs in Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams, one looking at a peer support intervention for people leaving CRT care, and one looking at a service improvement intervention for CRTs. Danielle recently completed her PhD, which investigated wellbeing of staff working in CRTs. Danielle contributes to teaching on the UCL Division of Psychiatry's MSc in Mental Health Sciences Research. She has contributed to sessions on systematic reviews, statistics, qualitative research, and mental health services research, as well as being a personal tutor and study group lead.
Danielle Lamb writes her debut elf blog on a recent RCT that investigates how staff training can improve patient experiences of mental health inpatient care.[read the full story...]