Offender Health Research Network

Jenny Shaw is professor of forensic psychiatry, consultant forensic psychiatrist and academic lead for the OHRN.
Telephone: 0161 306 8014
Email: charlotte.lennox@manchester.ac.uk

Jane Senior is research project manager at the OHRN. Jane is a mental health nurse, is responsible for overall Network development.
Telephone: 0161 306 8014
Email: jane.senior@manchester.ac.uk

Charlotte Lennox is a researcher at the OHRN. Charlotte leads Offender Health research, ethical and governance approvals for health research and maintains the website
Telephone: 0161 306 8014
Email: charlotte.lennox@manchester.ac.uk

Dr Richard Byng is a GP in Plymouth and his research includes qualitative studies and RCTs; he is PI for COCOA, an SDO funded project on continuity of care for offenders. He is involved in national policy as well as developing local services.
Email: richard.byng@pms.ac.uk

Dr Michael Farrell is is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Reader in Addiction Psychiatry at the National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, and is also Director of Post Graduate Medical Education at the South London and Maudsley Trust. He has extensive research interests in the social and epidemiological aspects of addictions. He has conducted research evaluating a number of specific treatments; the prevalence of psychiatric morbidity and co-morbidity; and, most recently, on post-prison release mortality. He is a co-founder and editor of the Cochrane Collaboration Drug and Alcohol Group; assistant editor of the academic journal Addiction; chair or trustee of a number of voluntary sector organisations; and member of the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence at the World Health Organisation. He has been a consultant to the United Nations, European Commission and World Health Organisation and a range of National Governments.
Email: m.farrell@iop.kcl.ac.uk
Telephone:020 7805 0565
 

Professor Gene Feder has been a GP in London and Bristol for 21 years and is Professor of Primary Health Care at the University of Bristol. He has two current research programmes, one on partner violence and the other on cardiovascular health. He is co-author of Intimate Partner Abuse and Health Professionals: New Approaches to Domestic Violence, published by Elsevier in 2005; editorial board member of the journal Family Violence Prevention and Health Practice; expert advisor to the DH/NIMHE victim of violence and abuse programme; and advisor to Home Office violence data linkage project.
Email: gene.feder@bristol.ac.uk
Telephone: 0117 331 3865
 

Dr Paula Hyde is Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Experiential Learning at Manchester Business School (MBS). She joined MBS in 2000 where she was awarded her PhD. Paula is currently involved in the management and delivery of MBA courses including a specialist elective about managing organisational change.Her research interests include; organisational dynamics and change, public sector HRM and health services research, human resource management and performance and organisational leadership. She has published in leading academic journals including Human Relations, Human Resource Management Journal, Journal of Managerial Psychology and Personnel Review. Paula has been involved in a number of large research projects including a two and a half year study of HRM in the NHS funded by the Department of Health, CIPD and HPMA.
Email: paula.hyde@mbs.ac.uk
Telephone:0161 275 6367
Address: Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Booth Street West, Manchester, M15 6PB
 

Dr Russell Mannion is Director of the Centre for Health and Public Services Management; Director of the MSc in Health Management at the University of York; and visiting Professor at the University of Oslo. He holds a PhD in Economics and Public Policy from the University of Manchester. He has authored four books and over 100 scientific papers and refereed articles in leading international health and management journals. Dr Mannion has provided economic and policy advice to a number of national governments; the World Health Organization; the International Society for Quality in Health Care; HM Treasury; the Department of Health; the Healthcare Commission; and the UK National Patient Safety Agency.
Email:rm15@york.ac.uk
Telephone: 01904 433431
Address: The York Management School, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD

Dr Eamonn O'Moore has clinical and research interests in the healthcare needs of vulnerable & marginal communities, having worked with HIV infected drug users, homeless people and prisoners, recognising the significant overlap between such groups. He works as a consultant in communicable disease control for both the Health Protection Agency (HPA), providing expert advice and input into work of the Agency and other stakeholders in better meeting the healthcare needs of prisoners, and Offender Health (OH) at the Department of Health, providing an expert resource and contribution to policy, programme development & implementation in relation to all aspects of prevention, detection, management & control of infectious diseases in offenders, in custody & in the community.

He is the current lead for OH on a joint project board with the HPA which was commissioned by the DH to improve health protection and disease prevention in prisons, and to improve both practice and the evidence base in health protection work in prisons. In addition, he is Chair of a DH Expert Working Group on Commissioning a High Quality Sexual Health Service for Prisons and an adviser to the Sexual Health Independent Advisory Group on HIV/AIDS, the National AIDS Trust, the Infectious Disease Research Network and the British Association for Sexual Health & HIV. He is lead on the development of a communicable disease control manual for prisons (in partnership with Health Protection Division, DH) and a research programme sponsored by the DH looking at the impact of policies & programmes on knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of prisoners and staff in relation to blood borne viruses and has written national guidance on planning for pandemic flu in prisons and places of detention.
Email: eamonn.o'moore@dh.gsi.gov.uk

Dr Emma Plugge is a senior researcher in the Department of Public Health, University of Oxford and an honorary consultant in public health, Oxfordshire PCT. Her main area of interest is the health of women and young offenders, and she has been involved in a number of national studies over the past five years. She is also the course director for the MSc in Global Health Science at the University of Oxford and is actively involved in developing the research skills of health care staff from a variety of professional backgrounds.
Email: emma.plugge@dphpc.ox.ac.uk
Address: Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LF
Telephone: 01865 289225

 

Professor Graham Thornicroft is Professor of Community Psychiatry, and Head of the multi-disciplinary Health Service and Population Research Department at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist and is Director of Research and Development at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. His areas of research expertise include: stigma and discrimination, mental health needs assessment, the development of outcome scales, cost-effectiveness evaluation of mental health treatments, offender mental health, and mental health services in less economically developed countries.
Email: g.thornicroft@iop.kcl.ac.uk
Address: Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF