Laura is a currently working as a research fellow at the La Trobe School of Rural Health. Laura completed her PhD at the University of Manchester where she explored the role of emotions in male prisoner suicide and violence. Her background is in Psychology and mental health and she is particularly passionate about suicide prevention, forensic psychology and the mental health of children and young people. Laura is a strong advocate for Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research and the accessible and widespread dissemination of research findings. Laura has been a project co-ordinator for The Mental Elf since 2019. She is currently in charge of taking mental health research events in Australasia #BeyondTheRoom. Please get in contact with her if you would like to discuss this further.
Laura Hemming summarises a systematic review that synthesises and develops best practice guidelines for citizen science in mental health research.[read the full story...]
Laura Hemming reports on a research project that aimed to develop a tool to measure individuals with lived experience capacity to engage with research.[read the full story...]
In her debut blog, Layla Mofrad summarises an umbrella review exploring the theory, barriers & enablers for patient and public involvement in health and social care research and service delivery.[read the full story...]
Laura Hemming summarises a meta-analysis which struggles to make firm conclusions about the effectiveness of trauma programs for justice-involved youth.[read the full story...]
Laura Hemming summarises a review on the comparative efficacy and acceptability of psychotherapies for self-harm and suicide in young people, which highlights continued uncertainty in the field.
Join our tweet chat at 9am BST on Monday 24th May to discuss the future of #YouthSuicidePrevention research![read the full story...]
Laura Hemming summarises a recent paper exploring how best to involve patients and the public in doctoral research, its impact and the resources needed.[read the full story...]
Laura Hemming explores a recent qualitative study of the experiences of stigma felt by people with mental health problems who were recruited through a local mental health charity.[read the full story...]
Laura Hemming presents a recent qualitative study of staff views on the use of the Internet and smartphones for digital self-management of severe mental health problems.[read the full story...]
Laura Hemming summarises a literature review of how best to involve forensic service users in research, which highlights a number of issues specific to the forensic setting.[read the full story...]
Laura Hemming reviews two recent studies that investigate whether patients admitted to a psychiatric hospital at the weekend had worse clinical outcomes, as well as the specific weekend versus weekday incidences of suicide in very high-risk mental health patients.[read the full story...]