Robert is a Clinical Research Fellow in Mental Health Nursing at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) and Honorary Teaching Fellow at the University of Manchester. He also leads the GMMH Mental Health Nursing Research Unit. Robert has a clinical background in Assertive Outreach and Early Intervention in Psychosis mental health services, where he has held a variety of roles that have mainly focused on the delivery of psychological interventions.
Robert is a former HEE/NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow (2016-2019). As part of his PhD in Clinical Psychology, he conducted a feasibility randomised controlled trial of an innovative talking therapy, called Method of Levels, for people experiencing first-episode psychosis (https://doi.org/10.1186/ISRCTN13359355). His current research interests include the development and evaluation of transdiagnostic interventions for people experiencing psychosis and their relatives, and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of secondary care mental health services.