Louise McCarthy: Nursing Research Lead

Louise McCarthyI am the Nursing Research Lead for NSFT. I work across all pathways and teams in Norfolk and Suffolk, with a primary focus on supporting mental health nurses interested in research and in developing nurse-led research projects.

I have many years' experience working as a mental health nurse and in supporting the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) studies, acting as a Principle Investigator and Co-investigator on funded projects. 

My research interests are diverse and include mental health and conditions in older people and dementia and reducing the use of restrictive interventions.

Following an NIHR Senior Nurse Research Leader Programme (2019-2022) I continue to build and grow the nursing research environment in the organisation. I collaborate on projects with colleagues at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and hold an honorary contract with them, supervising nursing students and the MSc nursing programme.




Screening Tools in Elder Abuse: A Systematic Review.’
(Full reference: McCarthy, L., Campbell, S. and Penhale, B. (2017) The Journal of Adult Protection, 19(6), pp. 368-379)

‘Restrictive Interventions: A Service Evaluation.’
(Full reference: Parke, S., Hunn, L., Holland, T., McCarthy, L. and Day M. (2019) Mental Health Practice doi: 10.7748/mhp.2019.e1369

‘Practice-informed guidance for undertaking remote-delivery mental health research appointment’
(Full reference: McCarthy, L., Teague, B., Rowe, K., Janes, K., Rhodes, T., Hackmann, C., Samad, L. and Wilson, J. (2020) Nurse Researcher In print

Cut-off scores for mild and moderate dementia on the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination-III and the Mini-Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination compared with the Mini-Mental State Examination | BJPsych Bulletin | Cambridge Core

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