Millie Tamworth

Institutions: Division of Psychiatry, Univeristy College London, England.

Supervisory team: Professor Helen Killaspy, Dr Jo Billings.

Position: PhD student.

Current research: I am interested in suicide bereavement, the individual experience for mental health practitioners who have had patients die by suicide or had them commit homicide. My PhD is on the experience of mental health practitioners who attend coroner’s inquest after an unexpected death or suicide and what can be done to improve that process for them. I am funded by the Colt Foundation.

Research Interests:

  • Experiences of mental health practitioners after a patient suicide
  • Suicide as one experience of vicarious trauma and occupational PTSD
  • Experiences of coroner’s inquests for mental health practitioners involved in patient care
  • Support for practitioners after a patient suicide – risk and protective factors
  • Support for practitioners – interventions

Recent Publications:

  • Tamworth, M., Killaspy, H., Billings, J., & Gibbons, R. (2022). Psychiatrists’ Experience of a Peer Support Group for Reflecting on Patient Suicide and Homicide: A Qualitative Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health19(21), 14507.
  • Schlief, M., Saunders, K. R. K., Appleton, R., Barnett, P., Vera San Juan, N., Foye, U., Olive, R. R., Machin, K., Shah, P., Chipp, B., Lyons, N., Tamworth, C., Persaud, K., Badhan, M., Black, C. A., Sin, J., Riches, S., Graham, T., Greening, J., Pirani, F., … Johnson, S. (2022). Synthesis of the Evidence on What Works for Whom in Telemental Health: Rapid Realist Review. Interactive journal of medical research11(2), e38239.

Can help with: Curation of research ideas; Qualitative research methodologies; Thinking about stakeholder consultation.

What’s essential to your well-being? Outside of work: spending time with my children, reading, listening to desert island discs, running and boxing. In work: learning from other people, interactive nature of learning; working with people with different areas of expertise, intellectual openness, creative relationships with supervisor and any research groups I am part of.

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