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 (Academic Consultant Psychologist)

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. Her post is split between Research and the Academic Centre. Within Research & Innovation, she is developing research protocols relating to developmental trauma and post discharge follow up studies in order to optimise treatments and clinical outcomes. Her role within the Academic Centre is focused on collaborating with University partners to develop and implement MSc programmes, including in the area of complex psychological trauma.  

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.