Catriona Connell

catriona connell

Dr Catriona Connell

   

Biography

My research is focused on work that can be applied to increase positive community outcomes for people with criminal justice involvement. To date this has involved international and multidisciplinary collaborations to understand why some people stay an above average length of time in forensic services, risk assessment in forensic occupational therapy, and intervention development within community criminal justice services.

My research has been funded by the EU via a COST action, the Royal College of Occupational Therapists via an Innovation Award. and completed my doctoral research with an NIHR Fellowship (Integrated Clinical Academic - Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship). This allowed me to continue in my clinical role whilst completing my PhD.

I am a board member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Board for Research and Development and a member of the Research Working Group for the NHS England Secure Care Clinical Reference Group for Secure Care .

I have a of decade clinical experience working in adult and forensic mental health services, specialising in working with people with a diagnosis of personality disorder. I am a Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

I am a lecturer on the pre-registration masters programme for occupational therapy, physiotherapy and social work, and lead on practice placement education for occupational therapy.

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Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • NHS England Adult Secure Care Clinical Reference Group (CRG) - Research Working Group
  • Royal College of Occupational Therapists - Research and Development Board

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • NIHR/HEE Integrated Clinical Academic Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Member of Royal College of Occupational Therapists

 

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5 results

People with severe problematic personality traits and offending histories: What influences occupational participation?

Journal Article
Connell, C., McKay, E. A., Furtado, V., & Singh, S. P. (2019)
People with severe problematic personality traits and offending histories: What influences occupational participation?. European Psychiatry, 60, 14-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpsy.2019.05.002
Background: Occupational participation is important for personality disordered offenders (PDOs) because it is integral to health and desistance from offending. What influences...

External factors influencing length of stay in forensic services – a European evaluation

Journal Article
Connell, C., Seppänen, A., Scarpa, F., Gosek, P., Heitzman, J., & Furtado, V. (2019)
External factors influencing length of stay in forensic services – a European evaluation. Psychiatria Polska, 53(3), 673-689. https://doi.org/10.12740/PP/99299
Objectives. A growing number of patients whose length-of-stay in forensic services is above average length are identifiable in several European countries. Forensic services ar...

An integrated case formulation approach in forensic practice: the contribution of Occupational Therapy to risk assessment and formulation

Journal Article
Connell, C. (2015)
An integrated case formulation approach in forensic practice: the contribution of Occupational Therapy to risk assessment and formulation. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 26(1), 94-106. https://doi.org/10.1080/14789949.2014.981566
Forensic services focus on risk reduction and extol the value of multidisciplinary working. Due to the complex relationship of personality disorder and risk, a multidisciplina...

Forensic occupational therapy to reduce risk of reoffending: a survey of practice in the United Kingdom

Journal Article
Connell, C. (2016)
Forensic occupational therapy to reduce risk of reoffending: a survey of practice in the United Kingdom. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 27(6), 907-928. https://doi.org/10.1080/14789949.2016.1237535
Forensic services are required to reduce an individual’s risk of reoffending. Despite being integral to forensic mental health services, the contribution of forensic occupatio...

Outcomes of young people who reach the transition boundary of child and adolescent mental health services: a systematic review

Journal Article
Appleton, R., Connell, C., Fairclough, E., Tuomainen, H., & Singh, S. P. (2019)
Outcomes of young people who reach the transition boundary of child and adolescent mental health services: a systematic review. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 28(11), 1431-1446. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-019-01307-7
When young people reach the upper age limit of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), care should be transferred to an adult mental health service (AMHS) if they...