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					            National Forensic Mental Health
                   R&D Programme

 Advisory Committee Newsletter September 2005

1. Research Funding

Organisational research on the management and staffing of pilot services for
dangerous people with severe personality disorder

Appropriately qualified researchers are invited to submit proposals for a research project which will
develop understanding of the key issues in managing and staffing the new services successfully.

Full details of the call for proposals are on the FMH Programme web site www.nfmhp.org.uk and
available from Karen Mackenzie, National R&D Programme on Forensic Mental Health, c/o
HaCCRU, Thompson Yates Building, University of Liverpool, Quadrangle, Brownlow Hill,
Liverpool,L69 3GB Phone: 0151 794 4887 Email: Karen.Mackenzie@liv.ac.uk

2. Recently completed projects

  Engaging service users in the evaluation and development of forensic mental healthcare
   services – Dr Paul Godin, City University London
   Status – final report currently out for peer review
 Systematic review of prevention strategies for violence – Dr Maria Leitner, University of
   Liverpool
   Status – final report currently out for peer review
 An Afri-centric approach to understanding African and African-Caribbean patients’ beliefs
   about mental illness and their impact on utilisation of psychiatric services in the UK (PhD) –
   Edwin Gwenzi, Institute of Psychiatry
   Status – final report available on FMH website
 Systematic review of psychological treatments for juvenile sex offenders – Dr Belinda Brooks-
   Gordon, Birbeck College, University of London
   Status - final report currently being revised in light of reviewers’ comments.
 Black and ethnic pathways in forensic mental health – Dr Dinesh Bhugra, Institute of
   Psychiatry
   Status – final report being revised following review
 Treatment resistant schizophrenia – Professor Pamela Taylor, Cardiff University
   Status – final report being revised following review
 Childhood antecedents of personality disorder and psychopathy in adulthood. Findings from the
   Cambridge Study of Delinquent Development – Professor David Farrington, University of
   Cambridge
   Status – final report accepted. ReFeR summary to be placed on DH and FMH website
 Risk assessment and management in sexual and violent offending – Dr Caroline Logan,
   University of Liverpool
   Status – final report accepted. Over-arching report summary to be placed on FMH website
 The availability of treatment for substance misuse to people in forensic psychiatric care with
   dual diagnosis – Professor Paul Lelliott, Oxleas NHS Trust
   Status – final report accepted. ReFeR summary to be placed on DH and FMH website
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3. Projects awaiting final reports

   Systematic review of strategies for people with personality disorder – Professor Conor Duggan,
    University of Leicester
   The predictive validity of attachment status and style of interpersonal functioning in assessing
    treatment response in personality disordered patients – Dr Gill McGauley, St George’s Hospital
    Medical Trust
   Development of a questionnaire to measure service user satisfaction within in-patient forensic
    services – Dr Doug MacInnes, Canterbury Christ Church University College
   Needs and risk in women in secure care – Julie Carlisle, University of Manchester (PhD)
   The prevalence of mental illness and personality disorder among convicted sex offenders – Dr
    Seena Fazel, University of Oxford
   Assessing the utility of the Offenders Group Reconviction Scale-2 in predicting the risk of
    reconviction within 2 and 4 years of discharge in English and Welsh medium secure units –
    Professor Paul Rogers, University of Bristol
   Clinical, genetic and environmental risk factors for juvenile ASPD in a high risk group –
    Professor Anita Thaper, Cardiff University

4. Other News

FMH Annual Report 2004

The FMH Annual Report 2004 has now been published. If you have not received a copy please
contact Karen.Mackenzie@liv.ac.uk

5. Future Events
5 October 2005        Gene-environment interactions workshop – invitation only event organised
                      by FMH Programme
14 November 2005      Management of violence seminar - invitation only event organised by FMH
                      Programme
23-24 January 2006    3rd National Conference of Research in Medium Secure Units - Institute of
                      Psychiatry, London. For more information contact
                      msuconference@iop.kcl.ac.uk
November 2006         National FMH R&D Programme Conference




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