Lisa Grünwald, MINDS Study Manager

Lisa Grünwald, MINDS Study Manager

I am responsible for the day-to-day running of the MINDS Study, a 3 year, NIHR funded project aiming to improve the discharge process from mental health inpatient wards.

Working in research means I get to have an active role in service assessment and improvement by speaking to people who access those services. It is important that the research we conduct is helpful to those who use them. It is quite a varied job, and no day is the same! I am also lucky to be working alongside a diverse group of experts by experience, academics, clinicians, and carers.

I am passionate about hearing people’s views and experiences, listening to their ideas and issues and turning them into research projects, which aim to try out new interventions or improving those we already have. Research has the potential to improve experiences, interventions and services for many people.

The benefits of taking part in research is to make your voice heard. It is so important that services work for people who use them, and the research we do needs to be relevant to people’s current needs. By taking part in mental health research, we learn from your insights and experiences to improve services and interventions for everyone.


List of your publications:

Crellin NE, Priebe S, Morant N, Lewis G, Freemantle N, Johnson S, Horne R, Pinfold V, Kent L, Smith R, Darton K, Cooper RE, Long M, Thompson J, Gruenwald L, Freudenthal R, Stansfeld JL, Moncrieff J. An analysis of views about supported reduction or discontinuation of antipsychotic treatment among people with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. BMC Psychiatry. 2022 Mar 15;22(1):185. doi: 10.1186/s12888-022-03822-5. PMID: 35291964; PMCID: PMC8925064.

Grünwald, L. M. , Duddy, C., Byng, R., Crellin, N., & Moncrieff, J. (2021). The Role of Trust and Hope in Antipsychotic Medication Reviews in Primary Care Settings: A Realist Review.BMC Psychiatry 21, 390. 

Grünwald,L.M & Thompson, J. (2021) Re-starting the conversation: improving shared decision making in antipsychotic prescribing. Psychosis, 1-5.

Grünwald,L.M, Crellin,N., Moncrieff, J. (2021). ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATION REVIEWS IN PRIMARY CARE – SEARCHING FOR BEST PRACTICE.BJGP Life, posted 10th Feb 2021, 


Grünwald,L.M, Duddy, C., Moncrieff, M., Crellin, N., Byng, R. (2020). Antipsychotic Medication Reviews in Primary Care. Presentation at the RADAR conference, July 2020

Johnson, S., Dalton-Locke, C., Vera San Juan, N.  […] The Covid -19 Mental Health Policy Research Unit Group . Impact on mental health care and on mental health service users of the COVID-19 pandemic: a mixed methods survey of UK mental health care staff. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol (2020).

Sheridan Rains, L., Johnson, S., Barnett, P. […] The Covid -19 Mental Health Policy Research Unit Group . Early impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health care and on people with mental health conditions: framework synthesis of international experiences and responses. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol (2020)

Grünwald,L.M, Duddy, C., Moncrieff, M., Crellin, N., Byng, R. (2020). How do stereotypes impact the healthcare of people with severe mental illness in primary care? Oral presentation at Realist2020, March 24th-26th 2020 in Dublin (rescheduled for 16-18th February 2021)

Cooper, R.E, Grünwald,L.M, Horowitz, M. (2020): The Case for Including Antipsychotics in the UK NICE Guideline: ‘Medicines Associated with Dependence or Withdrawal Symptoms: Safe Prescribing and Withdrawal Management for Adults’. Psychosis

Grünwald,L.M, Haime, Z., Aworinde, J., Moncrieff, J. (2018):  An Outline for “Research into Antipsychotic Discontinuation and Reduction” (RADAR): A randomised controlled trial. – Poster presented at North East London NHS Foundation Trust Research and Development Conference. 2nd Place in poster competition.

Grünwald,L.M (2017): Retaining a sense of hope. Lisa Grünwald reads My Psychosis Story by Emmanuel Owusu. The Psychologist, Vol.30, p.87.

Goodall, K., Rush, R., Grünwald, L., Darling, S. & Tiliopoulos, N. (2015). Childhood emotional abuse and schizotypy: the mediating role of attachment. Psychiatry Research, 230, 531-536.

Grünwald, L.M, Brooks, N., Bristow, M., Cooper, A.. Predictors of community rehabilitation outcome using the BICRO- 39 Scale: a Service Evaluation for rehab without Walls. Poster presented at the International Brain Injury Association Conference, 19th – 23rd March 2014, San Fransisco, USA. 

Goodall, K. & Grünwald, L.M. Attachment insecurity, emotional abuse and physical abuse predict schizotypy in a non-clinical population. Paper presented at the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends, 26th-28th April 2013, Madrid, Spain.


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