NIHR Mental Health Translational Research Collaboration Manager
I manage the Mental Health Translational Research Collaboration (MH-TRC). This is hosted by NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). It brings together world-leading research expertise and infrastructure - located in the major universities and NHS Trusts across the UK - to accelerate translation of discoveries in mental health research into clinical practice. It currently involves nine of the NIHR’s BRCs and several additional centres of excellence across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The MH-TRC is also responsible for delivery of Phase 1 of the OLS/NIHR Mental Health Mission.
I am a chartered Physiotherapist, with a PhD in Physiology, and have post-doc experience co-ordinating early phase clinical trials. Immediately prior to my current role I worked at NIHR in Twickenham and was responsibile for the commissioning of the latest round of BRCs (~£800m of funding allocated for 5 years from 1 December 2022).
Prior to retraining as a physiotherapist I worked for ~15 years in business as both a management consultant and a project manager. My first degree was in Chemistry (Imperial)
Home-Based, Walking Exercise Behavior Change Intervention vs Usual Care for Adults With Peripheral Artery Disease-Reply.
Bearne LM. et al, (2022), JAMA, 328, 584 - 585
Effect of a Home-Based, Walking Exercise Behavior Change Intervention vs Usual Care on Walking in Adults With Peripheral Artery Disease: The MOSAIC Randomized Clinical Trial.
Bearne LM. et al, (2022), JAMA, 327, 1344 - 1355
Fatigue in adults with primary antiphospholipid syndrome: findings from a mixed-methods study.
Bearne LM. et al, (2020), Lupus, 29, 924 - 933
Motivating Structured walking Activity in people with Intermittent Claudication (MOSAIC): protocol for a randomised controlled trial of a physiotherapist-led, behavioural change intervention versus usual care in adults with intermittent claudication.
Bearne L. et al, (2019), BMJ Open, 9
Altitude exposure and increased heart rate: the role of the parasympathetic nervous system.
Attias J. et al, (2017), J Physiol, 595, 4589 - 4590