Trust scientific meeting: ‘Personalised Programmes for Children: a National Institute for Health Research Programme grant’
The 2015 Nurse review of UK research councils highlights that ‘an area with one of the greatest potentials for rapid growth is that of personalised and stratified medicine’. The NIHR funded ‘Personalised Programmes for Children’ (PPC) study is one of only a few studies focused on stratified or personalised approaches in mental health. Drs Senior and Kennedy and researchers from the PPC study team will describe this study, led by the Tavistock and Portman Foundation Trust and involving collaboration with the IoPPN, Kings College London, University College London and the Universities of Reading and Liverpool.
Dr Rob Senior is the Trust Medical Director, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and a Systemic Psychotherapist. He has been involved in a number of funded research studies at the Tavistock including the North London Mothers’ Project, The IMPACT study, the SHIFT study and the PPC study. Dr Eilis Kennedy is Trust Director of Research and Development, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and an Honorary Reader in the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, UCL. She is currently Co-Editor of the Journal Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. She has been involved in a number of research studies, including PPC, focused on evaluating the effects of interventions in CAMHS.
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