Emily Peckham

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Emily is as a research chemist and has a degree in Chemistry from the University of Bath. In 2009 she was awarded a three-year full-time School of Healthcare scholarship at the University of Leeds. Her PhD research involved exploring whether any effectiveness of homeopathic treatment is due to the time spent with a caring and empathetic person. After gaining her PhD she joined the Mental Health and Addiction Research Group at the University of York where she worked on a number of randomised controlled trials including SCIMITAR and SCIMITAR+. She is currently the manager for the Closing the Gap Network+ which aims to address the physical health gap for people with severe mental ill health. Emily is also the study manager for the SCIMITAR+ trial which is looking at the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a bespoke smoking cessation for people with severe mental ill health. Please see the link to her profile on the University of York website and publications: https://www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/our-staff/emily-peckham/


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Cancer screening disparities in people with mental illness


Emily Peckham from the Closing The Gap Network writes her debut blog on a new systematic review, which finds that people with mental illnesses were less likely to receive screening for cancer compared to the general population.

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