A belated welcome and blog post is due for Sam Treacy who has joined the study and is a researcher at the University of York, but is based full-time in the Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King’s College London. Sam will be involved in conducting the follow-up interviews with both the service users and staff from within the agencies that have been involved in the Connecting People Study.
Sam’s background is in psychology, having worked predominantly with adults with mental health problems across community, inpatient and forensic settings. She has previously worked on research projects looking at substance misuse services across England, an RCT into the impact of Joint Crisis Plans, an international study looking at the stigma and discrimination experienced by mental health service users, and most recently a study looking at the outcomes and implementation of personal budgets for mental health service users in England.
We are sure that Sam will prove to be a great asset to the team and we look forward to working with her over the coming months.