TRUSTEE – Head of Nursing for Research and Quality – South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Carrie-Ann is the Head of Nursing for Research and Quality at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM).  She works as part of the leadership team in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, (CAMHS) as the Research and Implementation Nurse lead, supporting the implementation of CAMHS quality priorities.  Carrie-Ann has worked with children and families for 10 years, initially as a clinician, then supervising practitioners including school nurses and latterly in strategic roles.  She has worked extensively in early intervention, seeing the vital contribution it makes to minimising the negative impacts of adversity and trauma.

Carrie-Ann has experience of developing safeguarding strategies with her NHS role and is a strong advocate of the ‘Think Family’ approach to safeguarding.  She successfully redesigned and implemented a trust wide staff training and development programme which encompassed level 3 safeguarding children training, specifically for practitioners working in adult mental health services with parents and families.

She is one of 64 nursing selected for a Department of Health Education England initiative to support national research capacity and capability building in nursing.  She is passionate about championing research related to children and young people’s wellbeing.

Carrie-Ann is also a part time PhD student with the Centre for Implementation Science at King’s College London.  Her PhD focuses on advancing our understanding of how we can ensure effective sustainable change when implementing and embedding interventions into real world setting.