Rebecca Musgrove

Institution: Centre for Mental Health and Safety, University of Manchester, England.

Supervisory team: Professor Roger Webb, Professor Darren Ashcroft, Dr Matthew Carr.

Position: PhD Student

Current research: I am looking at the epidemiology of Self Harm and Suicide for people who have been in Mental Health inpatient care, particularly focusing on the period shortly after discharge in the UK.  I’ll be using patient level data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) with data linkage to other NHS datasets including the Mental Health Services Dataset.  Funded by the NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centre.

Research interests:

  • Impact of mental health policy on suicide and other forms of premature mortality;
  • Translational research in mental health;
  • The mortality gap for people with Serious Mental Illness;
  • Use of routine data in health research;

Can help with: For those researching in England I can help with understanding the NHS commissioning structures.  I’ve been working as an analyst with NHS England’s Mental Health team so I can talk through the key indicators for the Five Year Forward View on mental health and aspects of the new ‘Long Term Plan’ for the NHS. I’m familiar with nationally collected mental health data – the Mental Health Services Dataset, the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) dataset and a number of aggregated datasets (Out of Area Placements, Early Intervention in Psychosis, Children and Young People’s Eating Disorders). If you need a hand navigating these data sources and what is publically available get in touch.

What’s essential to your well-being? Cycling, walking up hills, swing dancing and singing!

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