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Rachel Winder trained as a registered general nurse at The Middlesex Hospital in London in 1983 and specialised in neuro-intensive care nursing. After completing a BSc Hons in psychology, she moved into research in 2000 and has worked as a researcher at The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Dublin), at King's College, London and later joined the department of Primary Care, Peninsula Medical School in 2003 (now University of Exeter Medical School). She has been involved in both qualitative and quantitative research including projects concerning the health, social services and welfare needs of older people, pre-diabetes and exploring access to out-of-hours care for patients with cancer and their carers. More recently she worked on two multi-centre depression trials: TREAD – a randomised controlled trial of physical activity as a treatment of depression and CoBalT, a randomised controlled trial of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy for treatment resistant depression in primary care. From 2011 to 2014, Rachel worked with Professor David Melzer’s epidemiology/primary care team (University of Exeter Medical School), on an Age UK-funded project exploring the health care needs of the older population and investigating a wide range of health care issues in old age and in centenarians using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). From June 2014, she has been working as a primary care qualitative research fellow on CADENCE Study, a feasibility study and pilot RCT to establish methods for assessing the acceptability, and clinical and cost-effectiveness of Enhanced Psychological Care in cardiac rehabilitation services.
Research interestsHealth services research Depression Health and health quality in older age Qualitative methods
Research projects2011- ongoing: Research Fellow, Epidemiology and Public Health Group (health and health care needs of the older people using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink) (University of Exeter medical School) 2010-2011: Research Fellow - CobalT: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy for treatment resistant depression in primary care (Peninsula Medical School) 2007-2011: Associate Research Fellow - TREAD: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial to evaluate physical activity as a treatment for depression within primary care (Peninsula Medical School) 2005-2006: Research Associate - Macmillan Out-of-Hours Studies (Peninsula Medical School) 2004-2006: Research Associate - WAKEUP: Ways to Address Knowledge, Education and Understanding in Pre-diabetes (Peninsula Medical School) 2003-2004: Research Associate - FAB: Financial Assessment and Benefits Advice for Older People (Peninsula Medical School) 2001-2003: Research Associate - The Lambeth Older People Central Heating Project (Guy's, Thomas' and King's Medical School, King's College London) 2000-2001: Research Officer – HeSSOP: Health and Social Services for Older People (Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin)
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