Research and Innovation

The R&I department is supporting or leading on a wide range of evaluation projects at any one time. The involvement of the team varies from project to project: we manage whole projects but also provide advice and support for each separate component of the process. This can include:

  • Background research (e.g. literature review)

  • Defining requirements and identifying potential outcomes

  • Identifying existing or developing specific instruments (e.g. standardised scales, questionnaires, interview schedules,)

  • Data collection (e.g. interviews, focus groups, surveys, performance indicators‚Ķ)

  • Selecting and designing appropriate format for data storage and retrieval (e.g. Excel, SPSS, NVivo databases)

  • Data presentation and analysis (both quantitative and qualitative)

  • Report writing and dissemination

Recent projects include:

  • Evaluation of assistive technology (MyAmego) in inpatients settings

  • Data analysis of the Family and Friends test (staff survey)

  • Evaluation of training and implementation of The Model of Creative Ability

  • Exploratory evaluation of phone interventions in an IAPT service (R&D secondment project)

  • A national survey of non-medical prescribing implementation

  • Evaluation of the impact of an intervention to improve physical health in EI team (R&D secondment project, part of The Abandoned Illness project)