Hello! My name is Meredith and I’m the newest member of the Connecting People Study.
My background is in child and health psychology and I have recently worked on research projects related to family interventions for youth offenders and the impact of risk perceptions on health behaviour. I also serve on the Board of Directors for an African development organisation. These experiences have led to my strong interest in supporting strategic efforts that empower individuals within community-based health and social care.
The first part of my role on the Connecting People Study is to systematically review the current literature on interventions that promote the social participation and well-being of adults with a learning disability or mental health problem. This is a great way for us to learn what factors make interventions effective (or not!) and how we might best develop the Connecting People Intervention to support the needs of social care workers and service users.
I’ll be sharing interesting findings from my review on the blog so please check back for future posts. Also, your feedback on our progress is always welcome and I look forward to hearing your questions and comments about our findings!