2018 Annual Research Forum

The 2018 Annual Research Forum showcased the fantastic research and evaluation work completed by our Trust staff and academic collaborators. Almost 100 delegates from a range of disciplines attended the event on Thursday 15 November.

Photos from the 2018 Forum

The event was opened by Medical Director, Claire Kenwood, who spoke about the importance of research in improving care and thanked the Trust staff who have supported the R&D department in recruiting to studies as well as taking part.

Presentations throughout the day covered a wide range of topics and included results from a national study on “What Works in providing dementia education and training to the health and social care workforce” and “Lessons learned from the RESPECT study: feasibility RCT of a sexual health promotion intervention for people with serious mental illness”. The presenters were from various universities as well as Trust staff.

During the event, 20 posters were displayed and delegates had the opportunity to vote for their top two. The winners were:

1st prize 

‘A picture of mental health’: Exhibition of photographs by service users and staff at an innovative rehabilitation and recovery service – Penn Smith, Professor Anna Madill (University of Leeds)

2nd prize

Alleviating Specific Phobias Experienced by Children Trial – Barry Wright, Catarina Teige, Lucy Tindall, Emily Hayward (Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)

You can view the 2018 Annual Research Forum Programme and Speaker Information for more information.