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Ruth Ambrose Receives NIHR Pre-Doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship

Ruth Ambrose has received a NIHR Pre-Doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (PCAF) award. 

With over twenty years working at GMMH, Ruth is a Mental Health Advanced Clinical Practitioner working in a primary care mental health team in Greater Manchester. 

Ruth is passionate about providing the best care for some of the most vulnerable people in our society: people who have SMI. In particular, she focusses on improving care for individuals with SMI within primary care. 

Last year, Ruth was awarded a Three NIHR Research Schools Mental Health Programme Career Development Award Ruth focussed her research on better understanding service delivery for patients with SMI within primary care. This new academic fellowship will help Ruth develop her research skills and prepare an application for a Doctoral award. 

Ruth said:  

" I am delighted to receive the NIHR Pre-Doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship! This is a real milestone in my research career. I want to use my clinical experience and skills to ensure that mental health research is translated into everyday practice – making sure that mental health research is implemented to improve the care for those most vulnerable.

If I am successful for the Doctoral award, I plan to co-produce research understanding the experience of service users and their carers of receiving care in primary care. To work with mental health services and people with lived experience to identify and prioritise gaps in service provision. The findings from this research will begin to address the gap in evidence and inform new, co-designed, models of care, that better serve the needs of these patients."