Event 25.01.2023

Knowledge Exchange Seminar: FAIR Treatment - developing a federated informatics system to support the creation of a personalised preventative child mental health pathway

The Knowledge Exchange Seminars aims to bring together researchers across the ARC East of England with an interest in better use of health and care data, provide an opportunity to share expertise in different types of data and create a forum to learn and exchange ideas.

We are excited to announce the next Population Evidence and Data Science - Knowledge Exchange Seminars.

About this event

Topic: FAIR Treatment: developing a federated informatics system to support the creation of a personalised preventative child mental health pathway.

Date: Wednesday 25th January 2023

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Watch the recorded below:

Negative aspects of a young person's life can lead to poor mental health (MH). However, services are stretched so often intervene late, leaving young people to suffer with longer lasting/more severe problems. It is possible to spot patterns showing who needs professional help early. However this is difficult as the information needed is secured in different places (e.g. health, education, social care records) and falls under the remit of different research councils (MRC, ESRC). This talk will cover work done as part of a project to address problems in creating linked datasets, analysing data held in different places and developing agreement on how data are managed safely, fairly and transparently. 

Speaker: Dr Anna Moore, NIHR Clinical Lecturer of Child Psychiatry, Clinical Lead NIHR Children and Young People’s BioResource & Fellow of Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Bio: Dr Anna Moore is a Clinical Lecturer of Child Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge, funded by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. She is PI of an MRC Adolescent Mental Health Engagement Award which is developing a tool for the early identification of mental health problems in children and young people. To enable this work, Anna is creating a regional linked data resource including information about health, education, social environment and biological factors such as genetic information. The tool will be developed in an identifiable data environment, meaning it will have direct application within local health systems – part of her work is with the Department of Engineering to explore how taking a ‘Systems Thinking’ approach to design will enable better implementation and take-up of the tool within health and care systems. Anna is also currently PI of the NIHR Applied Research Collaborative North Thames’ national evaluation of i-THRIVE, which is exploring how best to deliver whole system, integrated mental health care for children and young people through a 20-site case-control study of its’ implementation. Anna started developing predictive models as part of her PhD, which identified which mental health patients were more likely to have a longer length of stay in emergency departments. Prior to moving to Cambridge, Anna was Director of Mental Health at UCL Partners where she developed and delivered a strategic plan to improve mental health for a population of four million by taking a system-wide approach supported by data and informatics. During this time she was an NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellow and created and led the national CAMHS transformation programme, i-THRIVE.