Devon Partnership NHS Trust provides a wide range of NHS services to people with mental health and learning disability needs in Devon, the wider South West region and nationally. They support a wide range of studies, from mental health to eating disorders to dementia, including studies involving filling in questionnaires, trialling medication or lifestyle/care interventions. Find out more about Devon Partnership here.

Staff and service users are currently being recruited from Devon Partnership NHS Trust for the Randomised Controlled Trial in WP4, and will be recruited in future for the Process Evaluation in WP5.

 

Meet the Research Team

Dr Elizabeth Frayn (Principal Investigator)

 

Jemma Regan (Researcher)

Jemma worked in dementia research since the completion of her PhD in 2013. She then joined the team at Devon Partnership Trust in May 2019 and has been enjoying working on projects for people experiencing bipolar disorder and depression. Jemma’s passions outside of work include exploring long distance paths (South West Coastal path is a favourite!), sea swimming, being in nature and anything to do with music.

 

 

 

 

Tanja Christensen (Assistant Research Practitioner)

Tanja is a psychology graduate and has been working in research for nearly 2 years. Tanja joined the TACK study with Jemma in early 2020, when unfortunately opening the study was delayed due to COVID lockdown. Tanja is bilingual (Danish), has a sausage dog named Theo, and enjoys paddle boarding.