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Professor Mary Chambers




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Research students

Claire Wood

  • Project title: Action research optimising staff wellbeing in a birth environment
  • Supervisor: Mary Chambers


The impact of training HCAs on an acute, inpatient, psychiatric ward in psychological first aid (PFA)

  • PI: Professor Mary Chambers
  • Lead organisation: Kingston & St George's University
  • Dates: 2016
  • Funder: Burdett Trust
  • Value of award at KU: £6,842

This was a feasibility, intervention study with a pre/post design and employing qualitative and quantitative measures.

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Therapeutic Engagement Questionnaire (TEQ)

  • PI: Professor Mary Chambers
  • Lead organisation: Kingston and St George's University
  • Dates: 2014-2016
  • Funder: Department of Health
  • Value of award at KU: £30,000

Therapeutic engagement has long been recognised as a fundamental aspect of recovery-focused mental health nursing. Historically however, it was not possible to measure objectively service user-registered mental health nurse interactions impacting on service user recovery in adult acute inpatient care settings. Therefore, the tool was developed for routine use within acute inpatient settings to measure components of therapeutic engagement from the perspective of service users and registered mental health nurses.

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