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Catherine Money

I am currently employed as a research assistant on the PAX-D trial as of November 2022. The PAX-D trial is a double-blind placebo-controlled trial, evaluating the safety and effectiveness of pramipexole as an addition to antidepressant treatment.

Working with Dr Holly Bear, I previously held the role of research assistant on the ‘Bridging the Gap’ study. Using the PARiHS implementation framework, this study aimed to investigate what professionals in the field of child and adolescent mental health perceive to be barriers and facilitators in the implementation of research-informed practices. Participants undertook a short survey evaluating an evidence-based practice they have been involved in either developing, evaluating, or implementing. This allowed us to identify case studies through subsequent interviews and focus groups on what researchers, clinicians, and decision makers believe to be the facilitators and barriers to implementing evidence-based practices. We hope the findings from this investigation will serve to inform a toolkit for the better implementation of evidence-based practices.

Prior to joining the University of Oxford, I held the role of Academic Researcher for the Centre for Social Development, where I undertook a qualitative investigation of the impact of anonymity and censorship on anti-social behaviour online. I am interested in the impact of online spheres on the mental health of children and young people, and particularly the influence online social contagion can have. I completed my BSc in Psychology at the University of Kent in 2020.