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    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

- Mental Health Research (General) - Social Work - Digital Mental Health - Interventions within Health and Social Care - Dementia Care - School Based Interventions - Help-seeking - Coproduction/participatory research - Virtual reality and immersive technologies

20132020

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Personal profile

Research Interests

I lead the Immersive Technologies and Digital Mental Health Network within QUB. My main areas of interest include the use of immersive and digital technologies, such as Virtual Reality and 360 video to support therapeutic practice as well as support the training health and social care professionals. I also have an interest in cognitive behavioural therapy and the treatment of conditions, such as PTSD, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and Depression. I've recently co-developed a new approach to participatory analysis of qualiative data (known as Participatory Theme Elicitation) and welcome applications for PhD or MSc study in any of the areas listed above.    

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Projects

Research Output

  • Factors that influence participation in physical activity for anxiety and depression: a synthesis of qualitative evidence

    McCartan, C., Yap, J., Firth, J., Stubbs, B., Tully, M., Best, P., Webb, P., White, C., Gilbody, S., Churchill, R., Breedvelt, J. & Davidson, G., 04 Mar 2020, In : Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online). 3, 26 p., CD013547.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Factors that influence participation in physical activity for people with bipolar disorder: a synthesis of qualitative evidence

    McCartan, C., Yap, J., Firth, J., Stubbs, B., Tully, M., Best, P., Webb, P., White, C., Gilbody, S., Churchill, R., Breedvelt, J. & Davidson, G., 19 Mar 2020, In : Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online). 3, 24 p., CD013557.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
  • Prizes

    Engaged Research Seed Award

    Best, Paul (Recipient), Paul McCafferty (Recipient) & Meireles, Matilde (Recipient), 31 May 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • ESRC Business Boost Award

    Best, Paul (Recipient), 01 Apr 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Faculty Research Initiatives Fund Award

    Best, Paul (Recipient), 21 Feb 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    European Society of Traumatic Stress studies conference

    Paul Best (Participant)

    16 Jun 202119 Jun 2021

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    What Do We Know? VR Industry Day

    Lucy Baxter (Organiser), , Hanna Slattne (Organiser), & Paul Best (Participant)

    02 Feb 2021

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    iAmAWARE: a co-production evaluation to inform the development of a computer-based psychoeducation programme

    Trisha Forbes (Presenter), , John Moriarty (Advisor), , Karen Galway (Advisor), , Paul Best (Contributor), , Heike Schroder (Contributor), , Paula McFadden (Contributor), & Patricia Gillen (Contributor)

    08 Jan 202010 Jan 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    DfE GCRF: Working together: supporting the needs of people with disabilities and mental health issues through research.

    Alan Maddock (Organiser), , Lorna Montgomery (Organiser), , Paul Best (Participant), , Berni Kelly (Speaker), , Gavin Davidson (Participant), , Anne Campbell (Participant), , Ciaran Mulholland (Participant), & Cherie Armour (Participant)

    06 Jan 202010 Jan 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Fit of Body, Fit of Mind, Fit for Purpose

    Paul Best (Invited speaker)

    31 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Impact

    Adapting digital social prescribing for suicide bereavement support

    Karen Galway (Participant), Sharon Mallon (Participant), Paul Best (Participant) & Olinda Santin (Participant)

    Impact: Public Policy Impact

    StepSmart Youth Advisory Panel

    Paul Best (Participant)

    Impact: Health Impact