MBChB MSc PhD MRCPsych
Senior Clinical Researcher
- Consultant Psychiatrist
- Psychological Medicine
My research focuses on improving the quality of life of people with chronic and life-limiting diseases. I develop new treatments for patients with depression and anxiety and evaluate these in rigorous clinical trials.
I am currently working on studies of treatments for people with cancer and depression and for patients with complications of diabetes.
I have expertise in the design and conduct of clinical trials, particularly those of psychological and multi-component interventions.
I work clinically at Sir Michael Sobell House Hospice.
Treatment of depression in people with lung cancer: a systematic review.
Walker J. et al, (2013), Lung Cancer, 79, 46 - 53
Prevalence of depression in adults with cancer: A systematic review
Walker J. et al, (2012), Annals of Oncology
Guided self-help for functional (psychogenic) symptoms: A randomized controlled efficacy trial
Sharpe M. et al, (2011), Neurol., 77, 564 - 572
Better off dead: suicidal thoughts in cancer patients
Walker J. et al, (2008), j.clin.oncol., 26, 4725 - 4730
Implementing collaborative care programs for psychiatric disorders in medical settings: a practical guide.
Beach SR. et al, (2015), Gen Hosp Psychiatry
Selecting, training and supervising nurses to treat depression in the medically ill: experience and recommendations from the SMaRT oncology collaborative care trials.
Wanat M. et al, (2015), Gen Hosp Psychiatry
Updates in Psychosomatic Medicine: 2014.
Freudenreich O. et al, (2015), Psychosomatics
Integrated management of major depression for people with cancer.
Walker J. and Sharpe M., (2014), Int Rev Psychiatry, 26, 657 - 668
Integrated collaborative care for comorbid major depression in patients with cancer (SMaRT Oncology-2): a multicentre randomised controlled effectiveness trial.
Sharpe M. et al, (2014), Lancet, 384, 1099 - 1108