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.

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. 

Current Vacancy (Research Associate)

 

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.