CPFT Fellows to speak at showcase event​

Two CPFT staff and CLAHRC EoE Fellows will be presenting at a showcase event on 7 December.

CPFT Fellows to speak at showcase event​
17 November 2017

Maria Martin (right), community matron, and Amanda Spong (left), Clinical Psychologist & Personality Disorder Pathway Lead, are two CPFT colleagues and CLAHRC Fellows who will be presenting at a showcase event on 7 December from 9am to 4pm at the Cambridge Belfry Hotel in Cambourne. 

CPFT is the host organisation for the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East of England (CLAHRC EoE). 

The CLAHRC Fellowship is aimed at clinicians, health and social care practitioners, and managers, who would like to work at the interface of research and practice, to develop an understanding of the research environment, and to develop skills in research methodology, service redesign and change management. The focus within the Fellowship programme is on local applied research and evaluation projects, building local capacity for evidence-informed practice, and facilitating networking across health and social care. The fellows are funded by the CLAHRC for one day a week for a year, to carry out a project during their fellowship year under the supervision of one of the CLAHRC’s senior researchers.

Maria works as a community matron providing nursing care, support and advice to patients with long term conditions and complex needs. As a Queens Nurse, Maria’s has been recognised as striving to deliver quality care though evidence based clinical practice which led her to undertake an MSc in Clinical Research in 2016. An academic and clinical interest in frailty has led to her project for the CLAHRC Fellowship which will examine how frailty is defined and perceived across different health professional groups.  She is giving a presentation at 13.30 entitled 'An exploration of the views of frailty among community care.'

Amanda’s clinical interests have been in the area of long term and complex mental health, and the role of attachment and early trauma on the development of emotional and interpersonal patterns. Amanda is experienced in the delivery of CBT, CAT and MBT therapies, and in delivering training on working with personality disorder type difficulties. Her project within the Fellowship program aims to systematically review the existing evidence in this area with a view to making recommendations for further research and the commissioning of services. She will be presenting at 3pm on ' Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: the effectiveness of brief psychological interventions staff.'



Contact details
For more information please contact:
Adrian Ient
Communications Manager
E adrian.ient@cpft.nhs.uk 
T 01223 219470


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