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Danielle Smith

BSc (Hons)

Research Assistant

I am a Research Assistant working for the SINAPPS Research Group within the Department of Psychiatry.

The SINAPPS Group are investigating Autoimmune Antibodies as a cause of Psychosis and exploring the use of Immunotherapy as a potential treatment for autoimmune psychosis. I am supporting the delivery of 2 research studies; PPiP2 (Prevalence of Pathogenic Antibodies in Psychosis), an observational cohort study, and SINAPPS2 (Study of Immunology in Antibody Positive Psychosis), a randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

I am based in Manchester, working in the Research and Innovation Team at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust. I support the research delivery in 9 PPiP2 sites and 3 SINAPPS2 sites across the North of England, alongside recruiting for PPiP2 in my area of East Manchester.

I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Sheffield. Before joining the SINAPPS Group, I worked in various clinical and research settings, including Acute Adult Mental Health services and a specialist Child and Adolescent Neurodevelopmental Service.