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Alison Tobin

Alison Tobin


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Physical health care in mental health settings: how a knowledge exchange can shed light on opportunities for policy, practice, education and research improvement

Physical health care in mental health settings: how a knowledge exchange can shed light on opportunities for policy, practice, education and research improvement

Posted on 30 April 2024 by

Dr Seren Roberts People with severe mental illness experience poorer physical health than the general population, with 13–30 years shortened life expectancy. This health inequality is well known. Many health […]

 Why it is okay to ‘fail’ New Years resolutions

 Why it is okay to ‘fail’ New Years resolutions

Posted on 23 February 2024 by Alison Tobin

Undergraduate psychology student Lily Maddock is currently on placement at CUBRIC, where she is researching individuals with schizophrenia-associated copy number variants and assessing how they affect cortical network connectivity using […]

Do experiences of social isolation impact the mental health of young people?

Do experiences of social isolation impact the mental health of young people?

Posted on 9 February 2024 by Alison Tobin

How does being isolated from other young people relate to mental health problems? In this blog, Dr Katherine Thompson, a postdoctoral research associate researching statistical models to predict depression at […]

The Story of the Storytelling Conference – Jodie Gornall

The Story of the Storytelling Conference – Jodie Gornall

Posted on 19 September 2019 by Alison Tobin

The International Storytelling for Health Conference at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. Once upon a time, there was a conference, unlike any other conference that had been before. The business […]

Working in a Pupil Referral Unit – Jodie Gornall

Working in a Pupil Referral Unit – Jodie Gornall

Posted on 8 March 2019 by Alison Tobin

With a long-standing interest in mental health and helping others, I was looking for a job opportunity that would offer me variety, outside of my background in the care industry. […]

Ten Years of the Postgraduate Cardiff Neuroscience Society

Ten Years of the Postgraduate Cardiff Neuroscience Society

Posted on 6 March 2019 by Alison Tobin

Written by the PCNS Committee The Postgraduate Cardiff Neuroscience Society (PCNS) is a student-led society funded by the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute (NMHRI). We aim to bring together early […]

Meet the researcher – Dr Kathryn Peall,Clinical Senior Lecturer, Neurosciences & Mental Health Research Institute

Meet the researcher – Dr Kathryn Peall,Clinical Senior Lecturer, Neurosciences & Mental Health Research Institute

Posted on 18 February 2019 by Alison Tobin

Why did you choose to do research into mental health? My interest in mental health research began during my PhD, which was focused on mental health symptoms in a specific […]

Meet the Researcher –  Sinéad Morrison  PhD student

Meet the Researcher – Sinéad Morrison PhD student

Posted on 18 January 2019 by Alison Tobin

Sinéad Morrison is a PhD student with the Experiences of CHildren with cOpy number variants (ECHO)study Why did you choose to do research into mental health? I have always been […]

Breaking down barriers in the workplace

Breaking down barriers in the workplace

Posted on 10 October 2017 by Alison Tobin

The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day is mental health in the workplace. A recent report by MIND found that 32% of men attributed work as the cause […]