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I am psychologist by training and my main interests lie with social science research methodology, applied statistics, clinical psychology, epidemiology, health services research and decision theory. My career started with a scholarship at the Free University of Berlin (Germany) to plan the survey component of a large mixed-methods study on the effectiveness of development aid in North Eastern Afghanistan, a project I am still associated with until today. After that I worked as a research associate and lecturer at Trier University (Germany) on patient-reported outcomes and routine monitoring systems. My work entailed predictive modelling of patient progress and the psychometric assessment of patient distress as well as process-related variables. In 2013 I moved to the University of York (UK). Within the Mental Health and Addiction Research Group (Hull York Medical School & Department of Health Sciences) I lead the theme of "psychometric epidemiology", which was a research program looking at the joint modelling of categorical indicators and their development over time, especially (but not only) in health contexts. In 2017 I moved to the University of Dundee (Dundee Centre for Health and Related Research, School of Nursing and Health Sciences) where I continue to work on combining latent variable models with the designs of trials and epidemiological studies.
I am a member of the Advisory Editorial Board of "Psychotherapy Research" and Co-Editor in Chief of "Quality of Life Research" (reasons why my review activity in the last months has declined...)
Dr Atsufumi Hirohata is a Professor at the Department of Electronics in the University of York. He has over 15 years of experience in spintronics, ranging from magnetic-domain imaging to spin-current interference. Before coming to York, he was a researcher at RIKEN, a Japanese governmental research institute, for over two years, where he designed a spin-current interference device, which can be used as a spin operation in a spintronic three-terminal transistor. He was before working as a postdoctoral researcher at Tohoku University, and successfully fabricated a perfectly ordered epitaxial full-Heusler alloy films, which was the first report to their knowledge and was acknowledged by several awards. He also worked as a postdoctoral associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he demonstrated basic function of a phase-change memory, which has been recently released in a market by Intel. He received his PhD in Physics at the University of Cambridge in 2001 and then served as a research associate at the Cavendish Laboratory in order to complete his study on spin detection of optically pumped spin-polarised electrons in a semiconductor with using a ferromagnetic overlayers, which attracted great interests, resulting a few invited talks and papers. He was originally graduated from Keio University for his BSc and MSc studies in Physics.
I have a background in radiography, and extensive experience in knowledge translation, systematic review methods, as well as qualitative and quantitative research. While at CRD I lead on the development of PROSPERO, the international prospective register of systematic reviews. I joined the York Trials Unit, University of York, in October 2015 as programme manager for the systematic review and trial elements of the Connect project: the co-production of policing evidence, research and training: focus mental health. I also have experience serving on and chairing national and local research ethics and governance committees.