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Dr Janine Archer (PhD, MRes, BSc(Hons)) - personal details

Contact details

Dr Janine Archer

Role: Lecturer in Mental Health/STORM Consultant

Tel: +44 (0)161 306 7834

Location:

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
The University of Manchester
Room 6.304, Jean McFarlane Building
University Place
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PL

Websites

 

Biography

Janine is a Mental Health Nurse with additional training in CBT and extensive experience in Primary Mental Health Care service delivery, development and research. She worked as a therapist and manager in primary care since 1997 and was involved in pioneering one of the first PCT mental health services in the North West. From 2002-2005 she worked as Primary Care Facilitator for the National Institute for Mental Health in England (NIMHE) and was instrumental in the successful implementation of Primary Care Graduate Mental Health Workers (PCGMHWs) in the North-West region. She also managed an innovative Primary Care Mental Health Collaborative across Cumbria and Lancashire SHA which focused on embedding the PCGMHWs into a stepped primary care system. She is the author of the nationally acclaimed DH/NIMHE commissioning guide for primary care which has been welcomed by PCTs and mental health Trusts across the UK. Her PhD was a study of 'Collaborative care for depression in primary care' and she has published widely in this field. She has provided training, guidance and supervision for low-intensity workers delivering case management in primary care and has links with collaborative care experts in the US and Australia as well as being well connected in the local and national primary care arena. Janine is Pathway Lead for the MSc in Advanced Interventions in Mental Health (APIMH) Primary Care Pathway and is also a Consultant Trainer for a National skills-based suicide prevention programme (STORM).

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

Primary Care Mental Health Research Network http://www.ihs.manchester.ac.uk/ResearchNetworks/primarycarementalhealth/

Long Term Conditions & Self Care Research Group

British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

Qualifications

  • PhD 2009 "Predictors of Outcome of Collaborative Care for Depression in Primary Care"
    (School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manchester)
  • MRes Health and Community Research (University of Manchester)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychotherapeutic Interventions (University of Salford)
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (University of Salford)

Role

Teaching: Janine is responsible for teaching on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study. Janine leads the Primary Care Pathway of the MSc in Advanced Practice Interventions for Mental Health (APIMH) which includes the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) PgCert. Janine is unit lead/provides significant input to the following units: Core Knowledge and Skills, Evidence-based Psychological Interventions, Clinical Decision Making and Social Inclusion and Community Engagement. Janine also provides dissertation supervision for those progressing to MSc and PhD. On the BNurs (Hons) programme Janine teaches on the Communication for Nursing Practice unit and Epidemiology & Public Health.

Janine is a Consultant Trainer for STORM (Skills-based Training On Risk Management), an evidence based training package to help build the skills and confidence of staff to ask the difficult questions around self-harm, suicide and self-injury.  Janine has delivered this Nationally and Internationally, mainly for healthcare professionals.

In 2013, Janine was awarded a prestigious Florence Nightingale  Foundation Travel Scholaship to visit Australia and learn from leading researchers, academics and clinicians working with people with common mental health problems and long term conditions. This work will underpin the development of a skills based training programme for mental health staff working with this patient group.

Research: Janine was awarded a prestigious National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Researcher Development Award which enabled her to complete doctoral study. Her study examined Predictors (Moderators) of Outcome for Collaborative Care in Primary Care. Depression is highly prevalent in primary care and antidepressant medication is the first line treatment offered to many patients however treatment is often suboptimal for a variety of reasons and patients tend to prefer talking therapies. In the study case managers from across the North West provided: 1) proactive follow-up within days of referral being made(often by telephone), 2) short regular scheduled patient contacts (weekly at start), 3) brief interventions (medication management and behavioural activation), 4) routine monitoring of progress, 5) regular feedback to GP and supervision with a mental health specialist. A number of Primary Care Graduate Mental Health Workers acted as case managers and data on a wide variety of moderator variables were collected (including age, previous history, reasons for depression, self-efficacy and therapeutic alliance). The outcomes were limited by sample size however treatment effects appeared greater in the following groups: those not married; those of older age; those that had had previous contact with mental health services; and those who rated the intervention as less credible. These variables should be tested in a randomised controlled study which is powered to detect significant differences.

Janine has worked on the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for Greater Manchester developing a training manual and delivering a training package for primary care clinicians to assess and manage common mental health problems in patients with long term conditions.

Janine is also lead author of a Cochrane Review on Collaborative Care for Anxiety and Depression Problems published in October 2012.

Janine's main areas of interest include: common mental health problems, epidemiology & public health, improving access to psychological therapies and long term conditions and self management.

Teaching

Janine is responsible for teaching on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study. Janine leads the Primary Care Pathway of the MSc in Advanced Practice Interventions for Mental Health (APIMH) which includes the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) PgCert. Janine is unit lead/provides significant input to the following units: Core Knowledge and Skills, Evidence-based Psychological Interventions, Clinical Decision Making and Social Inclusion and Community Engagement. Janine also provides dissertation supervision for those progressing to MSc and PhD. On the BNurs (Hons) programme Janine teaches on the Communication for Nursing Practice unit and Epidemiology & Public Health.

Janine is a Consultant Trainer for STORM (Skills-based Training On Risk Management), an evidence based training package to help build the skills and confidence of staff to ask the difficult questions around self-harm, suicide and self-injury.  Janine has delivered this Nationally and Internationally, mainly for healthcare professionals.

In 2013, Janine was awarded a prestigious Florence Nightingale  Foundation Travel Scholaship to visit Australia and learn from leading researchers, academics and clinicians working with people with common mental health problems and long term conditions. This work will underpin the development of a skills based training programme for mental health staff working with this patient group.