Research Project List

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Project Title Lead NHS area or FN Organisation Study status End date Single site / Multi centred
" New to Forensic: Essentials of Psychological Care” training programme: An evaluation of Staff outcomes NHS Fife Ongoing Single
Service evaluation of Recovery Focus in community forensic mental health team NHS Fife Ongoing Single
Thesis project - An investigation into behavioural impulsivity in forensic mental health units Fife, TSH Ongoing Multi
Systematic review - A systematic review of correlates for impulsivity in mentally disordered offenders Fife, TSH Ongoing
IS A SPECIALIST FORENSIC LEARNING DISABILITY SERVICE NECESSARY? Determining the forensic learning disability demand in Forth Valley and the views of staff regarding the current model of service. NHS Forth Valley Ongoing 42979 single site
Is the 'paranoia as defence' model supported by the empirical literature? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Protocol available on PROSPERO: http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42016032782 NHS Grampian Ongoing 42948 Single site
A case series on the feasibility and acceptability of psychological assessment and case formulation of impaired treatment decisional capacity in psychosis NHS Grampian Ongoing 42948 Single site
IRAMP: Investigation of risk assessment and management processes NHS GG&C Ongoing 43862 Multi centred
An Evaluation of Planning for the Future at Leverndale, Rowanbank and The State Hospital NHS GGC and TSH Ongoing 42948 Multi centred
The relationship between milieu training and ward environment within a Forensic Mental Health Setting NHS GG&C Ongoing 42979 Single site
An evaluation of reflective practice in Rowanbank and Leverndale NHS GG&C Ongoing 42979 Single site
Systematic Review: Effective interventions and management strategies for challenging behaviour in women in secure services NHS GG&C Ongoing 43313 Single site
Scottish adult male offenders’ engagement in an offence focused medium intensity violence programme: a pilot study SPS Ongoing
OxRec Risk assessment – a comparison with Structured Professional Judgement SPS Ongoing
Follow up study into the community of ADHD individuals on release from Polmont SPS Ongoing
A pilot delivery of a psycho-educational intervention for survivors of complex psychological trauma with male offenders SPS Ongoing
Clinical validation of eye movement abnormalities as diagnostic biomarkers of psychiatric disorders SPS Ongoing
Prison Suicide: Theorising its Regulation SPS Ongoing
Substance related offending behaviour programme (SROPB): exploring male prisoners’ experiences of treatment and application of learning SPS Ongoing
Participants’ experiences of Moving Forward: Making Changes at HMP Glenochil: A pilot study SPS Ongoing
NHSGGC Health Needs Assessment - Mental Health Project SPS Ongoing
A research study investigating the application of the Offence Paralleling Behaviour paradigm SPS Ongoing
Evaluating graduated progress towards and impacts of the implementation of indoor smoke-free prison facilities in Scotland SPS Ongoing
Prisoner Oral Health Survey SPS Ongoing
RCN Scotland review of the transfer of prison healthcare from the Scottish Prison Service to NHS Scotland SPS Ongoing
Custodial use of LS/CMI: service evaluation RMA Ongoing 43070 Single site
Community use of LS/CMI: service evaluation RMA Ongoing 43070 Single site
Fundamentals of Risk Practice: Learning Evaluation RMA Ongoing 43070 Single site
Measuring the Effect of Introducing Formulation into Nursing Care Plans through use of Repertory Grid The State Hospital Ongoing 43040 Single
A feasibility randomised controlled trial (fRCT) of the On the Road to Recovery Programme The State Hospital Ongoing 43405 Multi
Systematic review and meta-analysis of structured psychological interventions for forensic psychiatric inpatients The State Hospital Ongoing
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for psychosis and personality difficulties in a high-secure setting: A pilot study examining the feasibility, acceptability and utility of an integrated treatment programme using a mixed method design’ The State Hospital Ongoing 43405 Single
The Knowledge and Application of MBT Questionnaire (KAMQ) – establishing psychometric properties and exploring validity The State Hospital Ongoing 42948 Multi
An exploration into how forensic mental health nurses predict and cope with violence and aggression in a high-security setting. The State Hospital Ongoing 43221 Single
An investigation into behavioural stability in forensic mental health units- a comparison of the predictive validity of instruments to identify violence risk The State Hospital Ongoing
Service evaluation of the ‘On the Road to Recovery’ programme at The State Hospital. The State Hospital Ongoing Single
An evaluation of the Planning for the Future Programme within secure forensic settings: Pilot evaluation. The State Hospital Ongoing
Predicting and Understanding the Uptake of the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Amongst Inpatients in a High Secure Forensic Mental Health Hospital The State Hospital Ongoing 43191 Single
A pilot study to examine if the addition of cognitive variables can improve the prediction of inpatient violence The State Hospital Ongoing 43252 Single
The Knowledge and Application of MBT Questionnaire (KAMQ): Establishing psychometric properties and exploring validity. Andrea Williams, Jon Patrick The State Hospital Ongoing 43009 Multi centred
Systematic review and meta-analysis of structured psychological interventions for forensic psychiatric inpatients The State Hospital ongoing 43009 not applicable
Feasibility randomised controlled trial (fRCT) of the On the Road to Recovery program The State Hospital ongoing 43344 Multi-centred
Evaluating the effectiveness of the Forensic Matrix – the delivery of evidence based psychological interventions. PhD 2015-2018 The State Hospital Ongoing 43282 Multi centred
The Recovery Model for Patients within a High Secure Setting The State Hospital Ongoing 43344 Multi centred
Unusually Persistent Complaints against the Police in Scotland: developing management, education and clinical solutions. Validation of developed tool by SPSO The State Hospital Ongoing
Improving our understanding of the in vivo modelling of mental illness – PhD student 2013-17 (Zsanette Bahor, Dr Emily Sena, Professor Malcolm Macleod) The State Hospital Ongoing
Understanding Needs, Securing Public Safety: The Forensic Network Census Ongoing with funding received for electronic database The State Hospital Ongoing
Randomised controlled trial of the short term effects of OROS methylphenidate on ADHD symptoms and behavioural outcomes in young male prisoners with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The State Hospital Ongoing Single
A case study of Mentalisation based staff training and case consultation on a forensic mental health ward NHS Fife Recently completed 42614 Single
Social climate in forensic mental health settings: A systematic review NHS Fife Recently completed Accepted for publication in Aggression and Violent behaviour
An audit on the nature of referrals to the Blair Unit, a low-secure forensic mental health service in NHS Grampian NHS Grampian Recently completed Single site
A pilot evaluation of patient experience of forensic psychology services NHS GG&C Recently completed 42917 Single site
Exploring Staff Experiences & Perspectives of Low Intensity Working NHS GG&C Recently completed 42704 Single site
An evaluation of the Recovery Groups at Rowanbank NHS GG&C Recently completed 42917 Single site
Re:D Collaborative Working with Women in Prison Settings NHS Lothian Recently completed 42767 Single site - HMP Edinburgh
Study of physical health of patients detained within The State Hospital and Forensic Managed Care Network The State Hospital Recently completed 42767 multi centred
Service evaluation of the 'On the Road to Recovery' programme at the State Hospital The State Hospital Recently completed 42917 Single site
Evaluation of a brief teaching in mentalizing skills to the multi-professional team in a high secure setting The State Hospital Recently completed 42491 Single site
Audit into the completion of the CORE-OM during the case review process at the State Hospital The State Hospital Recently completed 42917 Single site
Examining the use of the CORE-OM as a meausre of distress at the State Hospital: psychometric properties and test structure The State Hospital Recently completed 42917 Single site
Exploring the validity of the CORE-OM for State Hospital patients The State Hospital Recently completed 42917 Single site
Quality of violence risk assessments and management planning The State Hospital Recently completed 42917 Single
Audit into the completion of the CORE-OM during the case review process at the State Hospital. The State Hospital Recently Completed 42917 Single
Examining the use of the CORE-OM as a measure of psychological distress at the State Hospital: psychometric properties and test structure The State Hospital Recently Completed 42917 Single
Thesis Project- Exploring the experiences of looked after children who are also young offenders in custody' SPS Polmont Planned Single
Internet offending: developing risk assessment process RMA Planned 43435 Single site
Audit of use of seclusion and other methods of managing violence and aggression in medium and high secure forensic psychiatric hospitals in Scotland The State Hospital Planned Multi-centred
A service evaluation to examine whether a structured screening tool is required for the identification of a history of traumatic brain injury in the State Hospital The State Hospital Planned Single
A multi-level modelling examination of the process of change during therapeutic interventions in the Forensic Network The State Hospital Planned Multi centred
An examination of facial affect recognition errors and their relationship with autistic traits - a secondary analysis of existing data The State Hospital Planned Single