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Howard Ryland


NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Outcome measurement in forensic mental health services

Howard is a DPhil student in the Department of Psychiatry, supervised by Professor Seena Fazel. He is also supervised by Professor Raymond Fitzpatrick, from the Nuffield Department of Population Health and Associate Professor Jonathan Cook from the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences.

His project focusses on understanding which outcomes are important for patients in forensic mental health services.  He plan to complete a systematic review of existing measures, before going on to develop and pilot an empirically derived new measure, which will be dually rated by patients and clinicians.

Howard works one day a week as an Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, where he provides clinical input to a prison.