Associate Research Fellow & Clinical Trials Unit Coordinator
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Anna Price is an Associate Research Fellow and PhD student working on the Children and adolescents with ADHD in transition between children’s services and adult services (CATCh-uS) study. She is also a Trial Coordinator at the Exeter Clinical Trials Unit for the Effects of a Modified Muscle Sparing Posterior Technique (SPAIRE) in hip hemiarthoplasty (HemiSPAIRE) trial at the University of Exeter Medical School.
Broad research specialisms
- Clinical trial management
- Mapping health service provision
- Improving accessibliity of mental health services
- Promoting child health, with a focus on neurodiversity and learning disability
- Expanding the evidence base for and promoting early interventions
- Building links between research, clinical practice and the wider community
- Facilitating small study group student learning
CATCh-uS focuses on what happens to young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) when they are too old to stay within children’s services. Anna's role includes recruitment, data collection, coding and analysis. Anna leads the mapping study and is working with the team on all elements of CATCh-uS, which aims to find out what services are currently available for young people with ADHD. Dr. Astrid Janssens is Anna's primary PhD supervisor and Project Manager for CATCh-uS. Professor Tamsin Ford is the Principle Investigator for this project.
HemiSPAIRE is a randomised controlled trial exploring the effects of a modified muscle sparing posterior technique (SPAIRE) in hip hemiarthoplasty for displaced intracapsular fractures on post-operative function compared to a standard lateral approach. Anna is coordinator for this multi-centre clinical research project. This involves liaising with a variety of stakeholders including patients/participants, clinicians, research and governance managers, principle investigators, statisticians and data managers. Dr Shelley Rhodes is Anna's primary supervisor.
Previously Anna worked on the 'Supporting Teachers and childRen in Schools (STARS)' project at the University of Exeter Medical School. STARS is a large cluster randomized controlled trial examining the impact of the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management Course on child and teacher wellbeing. Anna also works as a small group facilitator for undergraduate medical (BMBS) and medical science student.
Anna has wide interests in schools and other educational contexts, with personal experience of supporting neurodiversity, home education and flexi-schooling. She is interested in the use of early interventions to promote health and wellbeing in children and families.
Anna has experience of working with a range of evidence based psychological therapies designed to address depression in adults and peri-natal mothers. These include Mindfulness, Behavioral Activation and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Previously, Anna has been involved with teams supporting individuals and families with complex and enduring difficulties. This includes working as an assistant psychologist with the STEP (Specialist Team for Early Psychosis) team, which offers coordinated care alongside a range of interventions, and assisting with delivery of Systemic Family Therapy.
- BSc Psychology (University of Exeter)
Research group links
- Anna has been a Trial Coordinator on the Effects of a Modified Muscle Sparing Posterior Technique (SPAIRE) in hip hemiarthoplasty (HemiSPAIRE) trial at the Exeter Clinical Trials Unit since June 2019.
- Anna has been an Associate Research Fellow and PhD student on the Children and adolescents with ADHD in transition between children’s services and adult services (CATCh-uS) study at the University of Exeter Medical School since April 2016.
- Anna was an Associate Research Fellow for the Supporting Teachers and childRen in Schools (STARS) project at the University of Exeter Medical School between August 2013 and April 2016.
- She was an Associate Research Fellow for the Helping Children Achieve (HCA) study which is based at the Peninsula Medical School and Kings College London, between August 2012 and July 2013.
- Anna also worked as an Honorary Assistant Psychologist for the Devon Partnership Trust, NHS. She worked with the Exeter Perinatal Team mental health service in 2013/14. In 2011/12 she fulfilled various roles included assisting in Systemic Family Therapy, working with the Specialist Team for Early Psychosis and assisting within Adult Mental Health.
- Anna has ongoing interests in mindfulness and other holistic approaches to health. She worked as a therapeutic dance group facilitator between 2007 and 2013.
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External Engagement and Impact
Special issue, invited article chosen for promotion and free access for a limited time, 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.
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.
- Translational Medical Science module, supporting structured small group learning sessions for final year Medical Science students (2018 to 2019)
- Research in Action module, final year Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS). Resarch methods workshop (2016 to 2018)
- Wellcome Trust funded, INSPIRE scheme, Academy of Medical Sciences. Taster day teaching sessions for BMBS medical students, mentorship for successful applicants (Annually from 2016)
- Problem Based Learning module, group facilitator, supervising students, providing formative assessments for BMBS medical students (2015 to 2016)