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The ROPE group

Following on from the EAGER project, which is currently being disseminated, a new research group has been formed to take the work forward.  The Researching Occupation Participation Effectiveness (ROPE) group are planning a research programme to develop an understanding of the delivery of occupation focussed interventions and services by occupational therapists in mental health. This will involve a number studies over a period of time and the long term aim is to conduct multi-centre randomised controlled trials.

The first study to develop a measure of participation in mental health has been partly funded by the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, York St John University. The ROPE group is:

  • Katrina Bannigan, Director of RCOMH.
  • Alison Bullock, Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist, Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Carolyn Dunford, The Children’s Trust, Surrey.
  • Simon Hughes, Consultant Occupational Therapist, Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Tony Jones, Research Assistant and Coordinator of Service User & Carer Involvement in Research, Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Professor Joe Reilly, Professor of Mental Health and R&D Director Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.