Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in October 2019. This followed the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Service NHS Trust, to provide joined up physical health, mental health and learning disability services. Find out more about Gloucestershire Health and Care here.

Staff and service users were recruited from 2gether NHS Foundation Trust for the exploratory study in WP2. They are currently being recruited from Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation 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 Latha Guruvaiah (Principal Investigator)


Vicky Gabb (Clinical Research Practitioner)

Vicky started working on TACK in May 2019. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in neuroscience. Before joining TACK, Vicky worked as a support worker for adults with brain injuries. Outside of work, Vicky spends most of her time coffee in hand, working on creative projects, swimming, or learning to code in R.






Esther Webster (Clinical Research Practitioner)

Esther relocated to Cheltenham from Hertfordshire to join TACK at Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust. Esther studied Psychology at university and has since worked in mental health, social care and neurological rehabilitation. In her spare time Esther enjoys reading and dancing, and also used to teach a tap dance class!