July 7th 2021
STRATA welcomes Maria Del Piccolo to the team as Research Assistant for the Surrey, Hampshire, and Portsmouth Sites (UK).
Maria graduated in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Techniques in Italy, where she worked with adults with severe and enduring mental health conditions in a community mental health team. Maria then moved to London to study for an MSc in Early intervention in Psychosis at King’s College London. During her clinical placement, Maria collaborated with OASIS, a community mental health service for the detection and treatment of people at clinical high-risk of psychosis in South London. Maria also currently works on a project investigating the feasibility and acceptability of Individual Placement and Support; a highly individualised, evidence-based approach aimed at supporting people with mental health conditions to find employment and/or stay in education. Maria’s personal interests include art and music (she completed a BSc in Music and Performing Art and specialisation training in music therapy).
June 1st 2021
STRATA welcomes Dr Rebecca Cusack to the team as Research Associate for the East of England Centre (UK).
Rebecca is a recently qualified medical doctor with a personal interest in neuropsychiatry. In her own words, Rebecca’s background is somewhat unconventional, as she survived meningococcal meningitis as a teenager and was left with severe injuries and an inability to take the ‘standard’ career route. Nevertheless, she became an Anatomy Professor during her time at Imperial Medical School, which cemented her interest in neuropathology. Rebecca has also taken the US clinical licensing exams. Rebecca has publications in neuroanatomy, and is currently involved in several research projects in the fields of autism and epilepsy. Rebecca’s personal interests include Paratriathlon (where she may have the opportunity to represent Team GB), travel, coffee, and taking on new challenges.
May 28th 2021
STRATA site teams in the South West, East of England, and Surrey have received their electronic Investigator Site Files (eISF) and initial study training documents.
February 2nd 2021
The STRATA study has received approval from the Research Ethics Committee (REC), Health Research Authority (HRA), and Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
February 1st 2021
The STRATA twitter account is now live. Please follow us @BristolStrata.