Jacqueline is a mental health nurse and health services researcher. Currently, she holds a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) post-doctoral research fellowship, based at St George’s, University of London, leading a nation-wide randomised controlled trial to evaluate digital multi-component resource for carers supporting a loved one affected by psychosis. She also works part-time in University of Reading and Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as a clinician-academic.
Jacqueline’s clinical and research interests focus on understanding the needs and experiences of individuals affected by severe mental illness, and those of their family carers. She uses her methodological expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods and in developing innovative study design to develop, evaluate and implement psychosocial interventions that work for the hard-to-reach populations. Jacqueline designs these interventions to work as individual, group-based, and/or digital health resources, using evidence-based knowledge and mobilising social resources held by the individuals and families themselves, to enhance their mental health and wellbeing. Jacqueline is particularly passionate about involving service users, carers, and the public as key stakeholders in health research (PPI).