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Our Collaborators

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We collaborate with some of the world’s leading academic, research and clinical teams to advance our understanding of mental health and public health, and how the Orpheus Decoupling Process can be applied to help people. If you are interested in collaborating please contact us here.  Each collaboration is subject to individual agreements and must be approved by Orpheus before commencing. Our standard research use licence can be found here.

Our collaborators

Dame Clare Gerada

Clare qualified from University College London in 1982. After posts in accident and emergency and medicine, undertook a training at the Maudsely Hospital, leaving after MRCPsych to pursue her true passion, general practice.

Clare has practiced at the Hurley Clinic in London since 1992. Since then, she has become one of the most prominent figures in UK healthcare. Her list of achievements and appointments is long and distinguished, including; setting up the ground breaking Consultancy Liaison Addiction Service (a primary care led, shared care service) (1992-2006); Care of the Homeless (1996-2008): Care of doctors with mental health and addiction problems –leading the award winning, CQC Outstanding NHS Practitioner health www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk (1998-) and latterly establishing the Primary Care Gambling Service (2019-). Clare has also held a number of national roles, including, Senior Policy Advisor Department of Health, Drugs and Alcohol. Director of RCGP Substance Misuse Use unit, Vice Chair of RCGP 2007 – 2010 and Chair RCGP 2011 – 2013, only the 2nd woman in the College’s 55-year history to hold this position. In 2020 Clare was appointed co-Chair of NHS Assembly developed to support the implementation of the NHS 10-year Plan. She is Non-Executive Director of University College Hospital (2109-) and in 2020 she became Chair of Doctors In Distress https://doctors-in-distress.org.uk/

Dr Stuart Watson

Alongside his role as De Facto Group Medical Director, Stuart is Chief Investigator on certain investigational studies as part of the portfolio of research at Orpheus Mind Technologies.

Self Care Academic Research Unit (SCARU)

The Imperial College London’s Self-Care Academic Research Unit (SCARU), is the first university academic unit dedicated specifically to the study of self-care. Imperial SCARU was formally launched at the 19th Annual Self-Care Conference in London.

SCARU’s vision is to be the leading academic base for self-care, focused on the contributions that individuals, healthcare professionals and other stakeholders can make to help people improve wellbeing, prevent disease and self-manage existing conditions and so called ‘lifestyle diseases’ including obesity and type 2 diabetes. SCARU’s mission is to make the absolute case for self-care by identifying and studying the ways in which individuals, communities and existing health and social care infrastructure and assets can improve people’s self-care behaviours and overall sense of mental health and general wellbeing, addressing in particular opportunities and barriers to self-care in the contemporary settings.

Professor Ahmet Fuat – Clinical Advisor

Professor Ahmet Fuat has been a GP in Darlington, Co.Durham for 33 years. He started the first one-stop diagnostic and integrated heart failure clinic in the UK 17 years ago with local colleagues. His PhD by research generated several publications that have informed UK guidelines and led to the award of an Honorary Professorial Chair in Primary Care at Durham University. He holds various roles in CVD and research including the elected President of the new Primary Care Cardiovascular Society (PCCS) which he was instrumental in reforming, CVD Clinical Adviser to the RCGP, CVD and Research Leads for Darlington PCN and Federation, Associate Lead for Industry Research at North East and North Cumbria NIHR CRN. He has a passion for medical education and remains an active lecturer, tutor and researcher. He is a peer reviewer and/or on the editorial boards of several high impact factor journals. His work has been recognised with fellowships from the RCGP, RCP London and RCP Edinburgh.

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