Dr Caroline Jenkinson
Associate Research Fellow
Caroline is currently working on the MIR trial which is a double-blind, placebo controlled, randomised CTIMP investigating the addition of Mirtazapine to SSRIs or SNRIs for treatment resistant depression in primary care. She is also working on the third update of the Cochrane systematic review on psychological interventions and coronary heart disease.
Caroline joined the University of Exeter in 2009 to evaluate the Every Child a Writer initiative in the Graduate School of Education. She soon joined Primary Care in 2010 to work on two depression trials: TREAD and CoBalT. TREAD investigated the use of exercise in the management of patients with recently diagnosed depression, and CoBalT investigated the use of cognitive behavioural therapy for patients with treatment resistant depression. Subsequent projects include a systematic review and meta analysis investigating the impact of volunteering on the volunteers’ health, and the Check-Up Study which aimed to improve the uptake of the NHS cardiovascular health check in primary care.
Caroline’s interest in mental health stems from her initial curiousity in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Following her degree, she qualified in, and practised aromatherapy in London before embarking on her PhD investigating CAM and the treatment of rheumatic diseases, focusing on aromatherapy.
- PhD Health Sciences
- BSc Food Science/Microbiology
- Tisserand Institute Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy
- MIR Trial
- Check-Up Study