Dr Andrew Hunter

    Dr Andrew Hunter (Co-Chair) is an experienced qualitative researcher, with particular expertise in Ground Theory. He worked as a Registered Mental Nurse for 8 years in Edinburgh, training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Interpersonal Psycho Therapy. He then undertook research into Care Pathways in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) whilst lecturing at the University of Edinburgh. Following this he moved to the University of Manchester where he undertook qualitative research into the delivery of CAMHS services. While his overarching research interest is in psychosocial interventions use in mental health care, he has expertise in qualitative research methodologies and the application of these approaches within trials. He is currently collaborating on a number of research projects, ranging from research into women centred care in pregnancy and childbirth through to dementia care, qualitative synthesis and inter-professional learning.