Dr Patrick Welsh
(email at email@example.com)
Patrick is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with a special interest in child and adolescent mental health. He graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in Psychology in 2005 and since then has worked as an Assistant Psychologist in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services and Early Intervention in Psychosis services within Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.
In 2009 Patrick was award a Durham Doctoral Fellowship in order to undertake a PhD focusing upon how adolescents with an At-Risk Mental State for psychosis present to mental health services and how they experience their condition. With the support of his supervisor, Dr Paul Tiffin, the findings of this project have been widely disseminated via various publications and conference presentations.
Patrick’s current interests include: how young people understand and make sense of their symptoms; how they experience support offered by mental health services; the consent and ethical issues in assessing and treating detained adolescents; and the use of qualitative research methods such as Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Finally he is particularly keen in increasing child and adolescent patient and public involvement in all aspects of mental health research.
Patrick remains an Honorary Assistant Psychologist within Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. Here he is involved in the assessment of young people with psychotic symptoms and the training of other mental health professionals.
Outside of work, Patrick’s interests are football, eating out and spending time with his family in Durham.
- Welsh, P. & Tiffin, P. A. (2012), How do adolescents experience an at-risk mental state for psychosis?, 6 (Suppl 1): International Conference on Early Psychosis. San Francisco, Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 49.
- Welsh, P., Hall, M., Jose, L. & Leech, L. (2010), Tackling stigma and promoting recovery through art: The graffiti project, 4: International Conference on Early Psychosis. John Wiley, Amsterdam., 157.
- Arutchelvam, V., Heslop, E., Welsh, P., Griffin, W., Weatherburn, S., Aldibbiat, A., Leech, L. & Shaw, J. A. M. (2006), Safety and efficacy of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy in relation to pre-intervention HbA1c, 23: Diabetes UK,. Birmingham, 86.
Journal papers: academic
- Welsh, P. & Tiffin, P. A. (Accepted). Attitudes of patients and clinicians in relation to the at risk state for psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry
- Welsh, P. & Common, S. (Accepted). The concept of Folie à deux in adolescents. Clinical Psychology Forum
- Welsh, P., Cartwright-Hatton, S., Wells, A., Snow, L. & Tiffin, P. A. (2013). Metacognitive beliefs in adolescents with an at-risk mental Ssate for psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry
- Welsh, P. & Tiffin, P. A. (2013). The 'At-Risk Mental State' for psychosis in adolescents: Clinical presentation, transition and remission. Child Psychiatry and Human Development
- Welsh, P. & Tiffin, P. A. (2012). Experience of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinicians working within an At-Risk Mental State for psychosis service: a qualitative study. Early Intervention in Psychiatry 6(2): 207-211.
- Welsh, P. & Tiffin, P. A. (2012). Observations of a small sample of adolescents experiencing an At-Risk Mental State (ARMS) for psychosis. Schizophrenia Bulletin 38(2): 215-218.
- Welsh, P., Mediavilla, J. L. & Tiffin, P. A. (2011). Attitudes and Knowledge of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinicians in Relation to the Psychosis Risk Syndrome. Early Intervention in Psychiatry 5(4): 355-359.
- Welsh, P., Christodoulides, T. & Hudson, S. (2010). Am I Normal? Informing the public about psychosis through websites and beer mats. Clinical Psychology Forum 210: 7-10.
- Welsh, P. (2009). Psychology and the "At Risk Mental State". Clinical Psychology Forum 204: 16-19.
Other publications: research
- Welsh, P., Dormer, T. & Tiffin, P. A. (2013). Re: Recognition and management of psychosis and schizophrenia in children and young people: summary of NICE guidance (letter to the editor). BMJ Publishing Group. British Medical Journal 346.
- Welsh, P. R. (2013). The At-Risk Mental State (ARMS) for Psychosis in Children and Adolescents. PhD.
- 2013: Youth Mental Health Problems & Primary Care: Improving the Clinical Outcomes in Young People through Early Effective Engagement: COYoTE3 - Clinical Research Group (From Mental Health Research Network (MHRN) (5k over 18 months)
- 2008: Durham Doctoral Fellowship (50k over three years)