Dr Anna Price
NIHR Three Research Schools Mental Health Career Development Fellow & Senior Research Fellow
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South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
Anna is a Senior Research Fellow, funded through a NIHR Three Schools Mental Health Research Fellowship with a focus on exploring health and social care provision for under-represented groups. Her research project: Managing young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in primary care (MAP) study: mapping current practice and co-producing guidance on pathways to improve healthcare for an underserved population is based in the Exeter NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR), and linked with the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Research Collaboration (ChYMe). She is also co-investigator on the NIHR funded ‘Support for Parent Carers in England’ (SPaCE) study where she supervises on the Mapping Study work stream.
Anna retains strong links with the Exeter HS&DR Evidence Synthesis Centre, where she worked for two years, conducting syntheses of evidence about the organisation and delivery of health and social care in the UK. Anna completed her PhD in Medical Studies whilst working on the Children and adolescents with ADHD in transition between children’s services and adult services (CATCh-uS) study. She previously worked as a Trial Manager at the Exeter Clinical Trials Unit, managing the Effects of a Modified Muscle Sparing Posterior Technique (SPAIRE) in hip hemiarthoplasty (HemiSPAIRE) randomised controlled trial.
Broad research specialisms
Anna has extensive experience of working in child and adolescent health, with a focus on neurodiversity and healthcare transitions. She has developed expertise in mapping health service provision, using collaborative research techniques that engage a range of research partners including those with lived experience. Her focus is on improving mental health and wellbeing in underserved populations, through exploring access to health and social care. She is experienced in conducting evidence syntheses to inform health and social care policy. She has also worked in clinical trial management, with a focus on trials with the potential to inform healthcare guidelines.
Anna graduated with an honours degree in Psychology from the University of Exeter in 2012. Since then she has worked at the University of Exeter Medical School in the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Research Collaboration (ChYMe), the Clinical Trials Unit, the Evidence Synthesis and Modelling for Health Improvement centre, and most recently the Exeter NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR). She gained her PhD in Medical Studies in October 2019.
Anna is interested in the use of early interventions to promote health and wellbeing in children and families, as well as supporting young peoples' transitions into adulthood. She is focussed on the co-creation of research that aims to help ensure that health and social services are accessable to all. She also has wide interests in schools and other educational contexts, with personal experience of supporting neurodiversity, home education, and flexi-schooling.
- PhD Medical Studies (University of Exeter Medical School) - Health service transitions for young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): investigating information provision and United Kingdom adult ADHD service availability.
- BSc Psychology (University of Exeter)
- ASPIRE Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Research group links
- Health and social care services for young people who are neurodiverse (including autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
- Mapping health service provision and improving accessibility of services for underserved populations
- Improving mental health and wellbeing services in children and young people through collaborative research
- Small study group student learning and inclusive education
- Systematic reviews and evidence syntheses using qualitative and quantitative approaches
- Clinical trial management
- NIHR Three Research Schools Mental Health Research Fellowship: Managing young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in primary care (MAP) study: mapping current practice and co-producing guidance on pathways to improve healthcare for an underserved population.
- NIHR Three Research Schools Mental Health Project: Support for Parent Carers in England (SPaCE) Project.
- Research Fellow: Exeter HS&DR Evidence Synthesis Centre.
- Trial Manager: Effects of a Modified Muscle Sparing Posterior Technique (SPAIRE) in hip hemiarthoplasty (HemiSPAIRE) trial, at the Exeter Clinical Trials Unit.
- Associate Research Fellow and PhD student: Children and adolescents with ADHD in transition between children’s services and adult services (CATCh-uS) study.
- Associate Research Fellow: Supporting Teachers and childRen in Schools (STARS) project.
- Associate Research Fellow: Helping Children Achieve (HCA) study, based at the Peninsula Medical School and Kings College London.
- Honorary Assistant Psychologist: Devon Partnership Trust, NHS. Various roles, including working with Exeter Perinatal Team mental health service, assisting in Systemic Family Therapy, working with the Specialist Team for Early Psychosis and assisting within Adult Mental Health.
- 2023 NIHR School for Primary Care Research
NIHR SPCR Funding Round Six: Identifying appropriate evidence-based digital solutions to improve healthcare and support for young people (aged 16 to 25) with ADHD in primary care, the Digital Health-ADHD project. A 12-month project to conduct a systematic review of evidence on healthcare applications and triangulate findings with survey and qualitative questions on digital resource use (PI). £52,714 - 01.10.2023 (12 months)
- 2022 University of Exeter
Children and Young People's Wellbeing @ Exeter Engagement Award: Interdisciplinary research writing retreat, providing protected time and shared space to develop a joint grant application to explore the feasibility of establishing an ‘Exeter Cohort of Neurodivergent Young People and their Families’ (PI). £2,000 - 01.05.2022 (3 months)
- 2021 NIHR School for Primary Care Research
Three NIHR Research Schools Mental Health Fellowship: Managing Young People with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Primary Care, the MAP study. Mapping current practice and co-producing guidance on pathways to improve healthcare for an underserved population (PI). £174,447 - 01.01.2022 (27 months)
- 2021 NIHR School for Primary Care Research
NIHR Three Research Schools’ Mental Health Research Award: Support for Parent Carers in England, the SPaCE Project. A 2-year project to investigate the prevalence of mental health problems in parent carers, and to map pathways to assessment, referral, and treatment for parent carers with mental health problems. £283,436 - 01.03.2022 (24 months)
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External Engagement and Impact
Special issue, invited article, November 2018
Price AM, Janssens A, Woodley AL, Allwood M, Ford T (2018). Review: Experiences of healthcare transitions for young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a systematic review of qualitative research. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 12-12.
Highly Commended paper in the 2015 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence
Hurst A, Price A, Walesby R, Doolan M, Lanham W, Ford T (2014). Routine outcome monitoring of evidencebased parenting programmes: Indications of effectiveness in a community context. Journal of Children's Services, 9(1), 58-74
Winner of the Emanuel Miller Research Poster Competition prize, March 2013
Davies CR, Price A, Hurst A, Ford T. Evaluating Evidence Based Parenting Programmes: Routine Outcome Measures as Evidence of Effectiveness in A Community Context. Poster session presented at: Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Emanuel Miller Memorial Lecture and National Conference; 2013 Mar 15; London, UK
Advice to Government, Parliament, devolved and English regional administrations, other national, international, regional or local agencies; advice to non-government organisations and to private practice
Member of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disoder (ADHD) implementation working group. Advising on implementation challenges and suggested solutions, specifically in relation to ADHD transitions and on the availability of services for adults with ADHD. 14th August, 2019; London UK.
Deputy Board Member, Exeter School for Primary Care Research (SPCR) Board, Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care (APEx), University of Exeter Medical School. Early and mid career researcher representative. Mental health research representative. 2022 - present.
Co-lead Autism Champion at the University of Exeter Medical School, trained through the Exeter Spectrum Programme in association with the National Autistic Society. Hosting neurodiversity awareness events and delivering staff training. 2019 - present.
Symposium presenter at 23rd World Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP): In transition from children’s services to adult services: the case of ADHD: Price, A., Janssens, A., Woodley, A., Eke, H., & Ford, T., Where to transition to: how transparent is the UK‘s and or your national service provision? 23-27th July 2018; Prague, Czech Republic.
Co-presenter and invited panel member at the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) 42nd Annual Conference: School based mental health interventions symposium: Price, A. & Allen, K., Supporting teachers and children in schools: a trial of the incredible years teacher classroom management programme. 22nd – 25th July 2014, Birmingham, UK.
Presentation and workshop leader at Plymouth University’s Worlds, Bodies and Minds Conference. Price, A. & Davies, CR., Experiencing the Manchester Child Attachment Story Task as it is Utilised in the Helping Children Achieve Project. 16-17th May 2013, Plymouth UK.
Evidence of impact on policy and professional practice
Funded by National Institute for Health Reserach (NIHR) to design and co-produce a national UK map of health services for young adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Map informed by responses from over 2600 health workers, service users and commissioners. Working with UK Adult ADHD network to enable them to host and update map.
Publication of article summary in The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) practitioner facing The Bridge magazine.
University of Cambridge: Links to research videos, publications and press coverage for the CATCh-uS study https://dev.psychiatry.cam.ac.uk/catch-us/
Mental health service and social care provision for under-represented groups, with a focus on young people with neurodevelopmental disorders. Applied health research methodologies including mapping service provision (using mixed-methods research), evidence synthesis, and randomised controlled trials.
MSc Health Research Methods:
- Clinical Trials Module, organisational support for clinical research (2019-present)
- Special Study Unit, young people's mental health, transition (2022)
- Making Sense of Evidence, small group tutor. Randomised controlled trials, qualitative research, and systematic reviews (2019-2022)
- Wellcome Trust funded INSPIRE scheme, Academy of Medical Sciences. Taster day teaching sessions for medical students, mentorship for successful applicants (2016-2020)
- Research in Action Module, final year research methods workshop (2016 - 2018)
- Problem Based Learning group facilitator, supervising students, providing formative assessments (2015 to 2016)
BSc Medical Sciences:
- Translational Medical Science Module, supporting structured small group learning sessions (2018 to 2019)
- Co-lead University of Exeter Medical School, in association with the National Autistic Society. Advocating for teaching designed and delivered using Universal Design (UD) (2019-present)