blueSCI has developed a strategy to address ‘research’ issues in its broadest sense. It aims to be proactive in terms of publications, conferences, presentations, bids, training and evaluation.
As well as placing a particular importance on this type of activity for the credibility of the service, it is also considered to be a learning opportunity for any interested persons. The authors and facilitators of this activity are the people associated with blueSCI including students, staff, users of the service and carers. Dr Elizabeth Collier a lecturer in mental health at Salford University holds a honorary contract with blueSCI and works collaberatively with Alicia Clare Director to facilitate and support skill development in this area.
blueSCI Research Governance Protocol
blueSCI is committed to research and development and recognise the value of contributing to the process of developing evidence. We define this as including any project that involves written or verbal enquiry and requires access to staff, service users, carers or facilities associated with the blueSCI service.
Given the volume of enquires we have about access for these purposes we feel it is necessary as part of our organisational responsibilities to manage this process to ensure that the people utilising this service do not feel under any unnecessary pressure.
The following refers to projects that largely concern individuals, however if any projects or studies are investigating blueSCI as a service or its facilities access will be negotiated on an individual basis on the understanding that blueSCI is acknowledged where appropriate and feedback of any findings is provided.
Undergraduate / Vocational Students
Access for Consultation Purposes
Health and Social Care Staff
Other Projects / Studies
Research Activity for 2011/12
1: Project title: ‘Connecting People: An exploratory study of how health and social care workers help people to develop and maintain relationships’
Organisation submitting application: King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry
Lead: Dr Martin Webber
Learning & Teaching Co-ordinator, Institute of Psychiatry
Programme Leader, MSc in Mental Health Social Work with Children and Adults
Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
PO32, Health Service & Population Research Department, David Goldberg Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London, SE5 8AF
2: Project Title: blueSCI Evaluation; Research proposal
Organisation submitting application: University of Salford & blueSCI
Wellbeing Development Manager /Occupational Therapy Lead
blueSCI 54-56 Seymour Grove
Old Trafford M16 OLN
Dr Elizabeth Collier
Lecturer in Mental Health
University of Salford
School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work
Frederick Rd. Campus
Dr Sue McAndrew
Research Fellow [Mental Health]
Mary Seacole Building
University of Salford