Danielle is a PhD student at the University of Exeter. Her current research examines the relationship between physical activity in natural environments (green and blue spaces) in people with Severe Mental Illness: Bipolar Disorder and Psychosis. She is interested in reviewing lifestyle factors (social support, alcohol use) and mechanisms behind this relationship, such as capacity building (social contact), the reduction from harm (air and noise pollution) and attention restoration. Danielle has previously investigated neuropsychological factors associated with other mental health conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and body-focused repetitive disorders during her masters. Previous to this, Danielle has worked in the private health and social care sector, working with service users with physical health and mental health conditions. She is passionate about improving the stigma associated with mental illness. Her interests include severe Mental Illness (bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders), obsessive-compulsive disorder, lifestyle factors/interventions and physical activity.
Danielle Windget and Sammy Eden review a recent study on the patterns and clinical correlates of lifetime alcohol consumption in women and men with bipolar disorder.[read the full story...]