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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset. Their services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people’s homes. They focus on delivering care as close to home as possible. As a leading teaching, training and research trust, they have close links to the Universities of Oxford and Oxford Brookes, Buckinghamshire, Reading and Bath.

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Research Team


Dr Andrew Molodynski (Principal Investigator)

Dr Andrew Molodynski is a consultant psychiatrist at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and honorary senior lecturer at Oxford University, UK. He has worked in community psychiatry for fifteen years and has been actively involved in research in the field for ten. The main focus of his research has been on the social psychiatry group in Oxford.

He has also published on social and occupational functioning in people with severe mental illness and on different forms of service provision. He has co- authored a book on coercion and book chapters on assertive outreach, coercion, and adult safeguarding and published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is the chair of the World Association of Social Psychiatry working group on coercion and coordinates their website, which aims to provide education and links for interested parties (

Due to his ongoing commitment to integrating clinical practice and research, Andrew has taken on the role of NIHR lead for mental health research in the Thames Valley and South Midlands. Read his staff profile.

Dr Andrew Molodynski

Anne-Marie Nillo (Research Assistant)

Anne-Marie studied at University of Hertfordshire, with a degree in Psychology and Masters in Research Methods in Cognitive Neuropsychology. She has worked in various mental health settings within the NHS such as crisis resolution and home treatment teams and a specialised therapy service for the assessment and treatment of Personality Disorder in Berkshire.

She has also worked for SLaM alongside third sector partners such as Thames Reach to embed psychologically informed environments in homeless hostels in Lambeth, providing evidenced based psychological interventions and support to residents and staff.

She is currently a clinical research assistant based in Oxford, where she supports research delivery, implementation and recruitment of various mental health studies.

Anne-Marie Nillo