Cara Richardson

Cara Richardson
The University of Manchester · Centre for New Treatments and Understanding in Mental Health

Doctor of Psychology

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Introduction
I am currently a Research Associate investigating digital solutions to support people with severe mental health problems. Previously, I completed my PhD at the University of Glasgow which was focused on understanding suicide risk in men (using a mixed methods approach).
Additional affiliations
October 2018 - December 2021
University of Glasgow
Position
  • PhD Student
September 2016 - August 2018
University of Dundee
Position
  • Research Assistant in Chronic Pain
Education
September 2018 - September 2021
University of Glasgow
Field of study
  • Psychological Medicine
September 2015 - November 2016
University of Strathclyde
Field of study
  • Clinical Health Psychology
September 2011 - June 2015
University of Strathclyde
Field of study
  • Psychology

Publications

Publications (12)
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Background There is currently no agreed minimum dataset to inform specialist chronic pain service provision. We aimed to develop a Core Minimum Dataset (CMD) for pain services in Scotland and perform preliminary analysis to evaluate its psychometric properties in adults with chronic pain. Methods The questionnaire was developed following a review...
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Background Previous research has highlighted the importance of understanding which psychosocial factors distinguish between those with suicide thoughts compared to those who attempt suicide. This study aims to investigate these distinguishing factors further within an ideation-to-action framework and to explore sex differences in suicide risk. Met...
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Suicidal behaviour is a complex phenomenon—its aetiology spans biological, psychological, environmental, social and cultural facets. Men’s deaths by suicide outnumber women in every country in the world. This study explored the male experience of suicide attempts and recovery as well as factors which may be protective for men. Men (n = 12) particip...
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Rationale Suicides by men outnumber those by women in every country of the world. To date, there has not been a comprehensive systematic review of risk factors for suicidal behaviour in men to better understand the excess deaths by suicide in men. Objective The present systematic review seeks to determine the nature and extent of the risk factors...
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The International Classification of Diseases, 11th Revision (ICD-11), proposes, for the first time, a coding system for chronic pain. This system contains 1 code for "chronic primary pain," where chronic pain is the disease, and 6 codes for chronic secondary pain syndromes, where pain developed in the context of another disease. This provides the o...
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The main guideline summarises available evidence, combined with consensus group agreement on key recommendations and suggested patient pathways. We have followed the methodology of SIGN 136 and hope that this guideline will facilitate the transition to adult services. Our aim is that this will ensure all health professionals are delivering a consis...
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The Core Minimum Dataset is continuing to undergo a formal and rigorous consultation process. The next phase of the study aims to test and validate the revised dataset in NHS Tayside, Lothian and Fife Pain Services against the outcome measures currently used in these health boards. As well as examining methods of collecting CMD data using available...
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This poster provides an overview of the first stage of the National Outcomes project.
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Decreasing the rise of extremism remains a priority for governments worldwide. Motives behind joining an extremist organisation are complex and often unique to the individual, making prevention strategies difficult to design and implement. This article explores several facets of this complex problem, particularly in relation to young adults, includ...
Poster
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The purpose of this poster was to launch the consultation process for this guideline and seek feedback from delegates.
Article
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In recent years the use of sport as an intervention to reduce crime in the community and prisons, and to reduce radicalisation of young adults, has become more common. Studies suggest that participating in sport may improve self-esteem, enhance social bonds and provide participants with a feeling of purpose. The introduction of an education element...

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I am conducting a rapid review and my final search has resulted in 2 papers (one of which is the systematic review I am basing my study on). How do I summarise the systematic review findings without just repeating what the author has said? In regards to the 2 papers they found also?

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Projects (3)
Archived project
To provide and overview of the evidence in relation to the use of sport to reduce crime, and discourage radicalisation in youth.
Archived project
This article provides an overview of literature concerning the radicalisation of young adults, who are cited as particularly vulnerable to radicalisation.
Archived project
The main guideline summarises available evidence, combined with consensus group agreement on key recommendations and suggested patient pathways. We have followed the methodology of SIGN 136 and hope that this guideline will facilitate the transition to adult services. Our aim is that this will ensure all health professionals are delivering a consistent, evidence-based approach. Research gaps have not been specifically listed, as these are clear from the key recommendations and current level of evidence associated with these.