Paul Wallang (Associate Medical Director, Research and Innovation)

Dr Paul Wallang joined St Andrew's Healthcare in 2012 and has held a number of roles, as a Consultant Psychiatrist, within the Charity. His most recent role was as Clinical Director of the CAMHS service. Paul joined Research & Innovation in June 2020 as the new Associate Medical Director


Kieran Breen (Head of Research & Innovation)

Kieran Breen joined St Andrew’s Healthcare to head up the Research team in February 2018.

He had an academic career before working in funding charities - including Parkinson’s UK and Brain Tumour Research - where he developed new strategic research initiatives. He has served on the review boards for a number of research organisations and has been involved in the development and utilisation of patient data registries.

With more than 70 peer-reviewed publications in the area of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, Kieran brings over 20 years of research knowledge to St Andrew’s Healthcare.

Louise Millard (Senior Project Manager)

Louise has been working in health research support management, in the higher education sector, since 2013.

Previous roles include working as a television production assistant at the BBC for 15 years, and supporting a county construction training group.

Excited by the prospect of being involved with the translation of research into real outcomes for patients within a healthcare setting, Louise joined St Andrew’s Healthcare from The Open University’s Faculty of Health & Social Care in August 2017.

Inga Stewart (Clinical Research Fellow)

Dr Inga Stewart is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Research Fellow at St Andrew’s Healthcare, with appointments with Universities of Leicester, Birmingham, Kent and Canterbury Christ Church.  For nearly two decades she has worked with patients presenting with behaviour that challenges or offence related risk, currently specialising with those living with degenerative neurological impairment, including Dementia and Huntington’s disease.

Dr Stewart has published in the areas of co-production, risk assessment in Intellectual disability, emerging technology interventions in dementia, overt aggression, inappropriate sexual behaviour and sexuality, operant learning, measuring behavioural outcomes in neurodisability, quality of life in Huntington’s and coercive treatments in forensic psychiatry. Dr Stewart joined the Research & Innovation team in July 2021 and is now leading a programme of investigation exploring co-production with people living with dementia within mental healthcare settings.

Charlie Staniforth (Clinical Research Fellow)

Dr Charlie Staniforth is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and the current lead Psychologist for the CAMHS service in Northampton. During her career, Charlie has mainly worked with children, young people and their families within a range of settings but mainly in secure settings. Charlie’s experience lies mainly within the developmental trauma, ASC and learning disability arena. Her special interest is Trauma Informed Care. 

Charlie has taught on Post Graduate courses and has a number of book chapters and articles written including publications in peer reviewed journals. She joined the Research & Innovation team in July 2021 as a Clinical Research Fellow and is now leading a programme concentrating on sexual health assessments of young people and the wider identification of sexual needs and the development of a tool kit specifically for young inpatients with mental health problems.

Deborah Morris (Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Academic Psychologist Lead)

Dr Deborah Morris is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. During her career Deborah has worked clinically with adults with complex personality disorder, neurodevelopmental, forensic and mental health needs in community, assertive outreach, crisis, residential and inpatient settings. She has taught on several post graduate courses and has presented over 40 papers at national and international conferences and published in peer review journals. Her research includes the areas of developmental trauma, personality disorder, risk assessment, co-production, coping skills, DBT, gender and violence, intimate partner violence, family support services and the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders in adults with complex needs. 

Deborah has previously worked in professional and clinical lead positions and is currently employed with St Andrew's as an Academic Consultant Psychologist in the Centre for Developmental and Complex Trauma. Deborah is also Guest Editor for "Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities" as well as an Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Secured Services, Northamptonshire Foundation NHS Trust.

Sarrah Fatima (Research Assistant)

Sarrah recently graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Psychology and Counselling, and is currently undertaking her MSc at King's College London, studying Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health. 

Sarrah has worked in the charity sector for five years; working with Samaritans, Cancer Research and Mind BLMK. Sarrah joined the R&I team in August 2021.

Kristina Brenisin (Research Assistant)

Kristina joined St Andrew's in 2017 as a Healthcare Assistant working in the Women's Mental Health and Personality Disorder service. Her educational background includes an MSc in Psychology. 

In 2020 Kristina joined the Research & Innovation Team and has developed extensive skills and knowledge across a wide range of research areas, has supported external students, published in Peer Reviewed Journals and is currently working on a project in the CAMHS pathway. 

Ola Oduneye (Research Assistant)

Ola is a researcher with a background in health - he holds an MSc in Public Health.  He has worked at St Andrew's for two years as a  Healthcare Assistant mainly on the PICU wards.

Ola joined the Research & Innovation team on a secondment in March 2022 and is carrying out research on Value Based Recruitment. 

Lucy Lee (Research Administrator)

Lucy has worked within administration for over 10 years, and her career journey has been a varied one.

She started out as a Physical Education and English teacher and then became a Police Constable in the Hertfordshire Constabulary where she had a number of roles, including working in the Control Room and assisting in the Domestic Violence Unit.

Following eight years as a School Administrator at All Saints Primary School in Northampton, Lucy joined St Andrew’s Healthcare as the Research Administrator in April 2016.