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 Elina Baker

Elina Baker

Research Fellow


 01392 725651

 South Cloisters SC 2.16


South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


Elina is a qualified clinical psychologist with 15 years' experience of working in NHS settings with people with psychosis. As well as working therapeutically, she has been involved in numerous service improvement projects with a focus on implementing collaborative and user-centred approaches and, in particular, implementing the principles of the recovery movement. 

She is currently working on the PARTNERS2 project, developing and evaluating a collaborative care intervention based in primary care for people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. 


  • Clin. Psy. D
  • Diploma in Criminological Psychology
  • BA (Hons) Psychology & Philosophy

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Research interests

Elina is interested in developing collaborative and empowering approaches to mental health care and specifically evaluating the impact of interventions derived from the principles of the recovery approach to mental health. To date her research activity has taken place in the context of NHS services for people with severe and complex difficulties, including in-patient, forensic and secure services. 

She is also interested in the relationship between trauma, attachment and mental health, including the ways in which experiences that are often understood as mental health symptoms are meaningful responses to adverse early experiences. 

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