Meet the team

Connecting People is an evidence-informed approach to supporting people to connect with others

Research team members

Professor Martin Webber, PhD

Chief Investigator

Professor Martin Webber, PhD

Professor of Social Work
Director of the International Centre for Mental Health Social Research
University of York

Tel +44 (0) 1904 32 1203

Email martin.webber@york.ac.uk

Dr Nicola Moran, PhD

Investigator

Dr Nicola Moran, PhD

Senior Researcher
Lecturer and Module Leader
Think Ahead Programme
Department of Social Policy & Social Work
University of York

Tel +44 (0) 1904 32 1246

Email nicola.moran@york.ac.uk

Dr Kayonda Hubert Ngamaba, PhD

Investigator & Fieldwork

Dr Kayonda Hubert Ngamaba, PhD

Research Associate
International Centre for Mental Health Social Research
Department of Social Policy & Social Work
University of York

Tel +44 (0) 1904 32 1282

Email kayonda.ngamaba@york.ac.uk

Collaborators

Professor David Morris

UCLAN

Professor of Mental Health, Inclusion and Community
School of Social Work, Care and Community
Harrington Building
HA109

Tel +44 (0) 1772 89 2780

Email DMorris1@uclan.ac.uk

Professor Martin Knapp

LSE

Professor in Social Policy
Department of Health Policy
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London
WC2A 2AE

Tel+44 (0) 20 7955 6225

Email M.Knapp@lse.ac.uk

Ms Catherine Henderson

Collaborator

Ms Catherine Henderson

LSE

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow
Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London
WC2A 2AE

Tel +44 (0)20 7955 7247

Email c.henderson@lse.ac.uk

Dr Vanessa Pinfold

Collaborator

Dr Vanessa Pinfold

MCPin

The McPin Foundation
32-36 Loman Street
London
SE1 0EH

Tel+44 (0) 207 9227877

Email contact@mcpin.org

Co-production working group

Our working group was developed to co-design our implementation programme for Connecting People. We wanted to include expertise gained from being a mental health practitioner, alongside expertise gained from personal experience of managing mental health problems, and also include members of the research team. The group has 10 members and meets regularly at the University of York. An important part of our way of working is giving everyone the opportunity to contribute and shape decisions in the study, working as equal partners towards a shared goal of delivering the Connecting People study. We will collect feedback from all group members on their experience of being part of the working group before the study ends. For more information please contact vanessapinfold@mcpin.org

Research sites


Essex partnership university NHS foundation trust Bradford district care NHS foundation trust Hertfordshire partnership NHS foundation trust Avon and Wiltshire mental health partnership NHS foundation trust Tees, Esk and Wear valleys NHS foundation trust

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