BSc (hons), BM BCh (oxon), PhD
Senior post-doctoral researcher
- Senior post-doctoral researcher, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford.
- Teaching Associate, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford
- Doctor, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Honorary Lecturer, Division of Pharmacy and Optometry, University of Manchester
- Coordinator and board member of the International advisory board of early career researchers, Evidence Based Mental Health (BMJ group)
Evidence synthesis for precision in psychiatry
Senior post-doctoral researcher
I work in the Precision Psychiatry Lab with Professor Andrea Cipriani, focusing on evidence-based mental health and precision psychiatry.
I started my career by completing my undergraduate studies in Clinical Sciences at the University of Bradford. I then went on to complete my PhD at the University of Manchester in the field of Adult ADHD. During my PhD I designed and executed an extensive series of preclinical experiments by developing and validating an animal model, which specifically focused on the subtypes in adult ADHD. I then moved away from preclinical work and designed a follow-on clinical study, investigating the effects of stimulant and non-stimulant medication on cognition (including emotion recognition) in adults with ADHD.
Following my PhD, I completed the Graduate Entry Medical Degree at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. Whilst at Oxford I developed a fascination and keen interest in evidence synthesis. My interest in evidence synthesis is focussed on network meta-analysis and individual patient data meta-analysis, trying to assess the validity, breadth, structure and interpretation of these different statistical approaches to better inform mental healthcare decision-making process. I am currently leading a number of large-scale network-meta-analysis projects in mood disorders and ADHD, as part of this work I have built and curated large datasets of randomised trials. I also teach on the Oxford Systematic Review and Network-Meta-Analysis course in the Department.
More recently I have been involved in working with individual patient data. I am currently building a dataset of individual patient data from randomised trials to inform a treatment prediction algorithm in depression.
I also have a position at Green Templeton College where I teach medical students and graduate students. I also continue my work as a clinician across a number of NHS trusts in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire regions.
Predicting treatment effects in unipolar depression: A meta-review.
Gillett G. et al, (2020), Pharmacol Ther, 212
Identifying outcomes for depression that matter to patients, informal caregivers and healthcare professionals: qualitative content analysis of a large international online survey
CIPRIANI A. and TOMLINSON A., (2020), Lancet Psychiatry
Generating comparative evidence on new drugs and devices before approval.
Naci H. et al, (2020), Lancet, 395, 986 - 997
Antidepressants in Children and Adolescents: Meta-Review of Efficacy, Tolerability and Suicidality in Acute Treatment.
Boaden K. et al, (2020), Front Psychiatry, 11