The work of the Consortium and its members is supported by a small team of experts in the fields of research, statistics, outcome measurement and service improvement. Members of the team provide a range of support for the collection, analysis and reporting of data and the use of data to improve services as well as training and knowledge-sharing opportunities. Together, the CORC team has a wealth of experience in conducting research and analysis, applying findings and bringing together theoretical knowledge and expertise from the frontline.

  • Professor Miranda Wolpert

    Director of CORC and Chair of the CORC Board

    Professor Miranda Wolpert

    Director of CORC and Chair of the CORC Board

    Miranda is Professor in Evidence Based Practice and Research at UCL,  Head of the Innovation, Evaluation and Dissemination programme at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, Director of the Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU) and Director of the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC). Miranda is a clinical psychologist by background and worked for many years in the NHS and schools providing therapy to young people and families in London and Bedfordshire. Miranda is committed to developing and disseminating the evidence base in relation to child mental health service provision, and is recognised for her contributions to help ensure patient voice is at the heart of clinical practice and service commissioning.

    Contact Professor Miranda Wolpert

    Charlotte.Payne@annafreud.org
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7443 2223

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  • Kate Dalzell

    Practice Lead

    Kate Dalzell

    Practice Lead

    Kate is the Practice Lead at the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC).  She heads up the CORC team that supports practitioners and organisations to work with outcome measures and collect outcome data on the ground, and to use that to develop services and strengthen commissioning.  Kate is also the Head of Innovation and Dissemination at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. Kate’s background is in service development in a local authority context, and in particular applying data-driven approaches to embed a focus on outcomes.  She has been active in improving service collaboration and coordination around community needs through her work across a range of public, voluntary and community sector bodies – in particular in regeneration contexts.  Recently Kate has overseen our work to tailor CORC approaches to best support schools and voluntary organisations, as well as area-based projects to embed and develop outcome-focussed approaches to commissioning, and CORC support for the six areas involved in the Big Lottery HeadStart programme.

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  • Jenna Jacob

    Research Lead (currently on maternity leave)

    Jenna Jacob

    Research Lead (currently on maternity leave)

    Contact Jenna Jacob

    corc@annafreud.org
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7443 2225

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  • Ben Ritchie

    Informatics Lead

    Ben Ritchie

    Informatics Lead

    Ben is the lead of CORC Informatics, which supports CORC’s member services and central team in processing and managing large data sets efficiently. He has particular experience in the fields of data handling and information governance. Current work with partnerships of organisations in the health, education and social care sectors aims to link data sources to consider service user outcomes from different perspectives. Before joining CORC, Ben managed data collection and report preparation for the child and adolescent mental health services payment system project, which involved supporting 20 pilot sites across England on improving data quality. Ben has previously worked at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on research into health policy implementation and commissioning.

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  • Jenny Bloxham

    Voice Lead (currently on maternity leave)

    Jenny Bloxham

    Voice Lead (currently on maternity leave)

    Jenny joined CORC in March 2016 as Communications and Influencing Manager and has over a decade of experience in the UK and oversees, having previously worked for Save the Children International, the International Catholic Migration Commission and the UN Refugee Agency. Jenny leads CORC’s external engagement work with mental health service providers, schools, professional bodies and research institutions. Before joining CORC, Jenny worked at Save the Children International, where she led communications for the organisation’s Education Global Initiative, working across 80 countries worldwide. Jenny has experience across a range of communications disciplines including advocacy and campaigning, digital, social media, network communications and content generation. Jenny has lived or worked in the UK, Europe, Latin America, Africa and South East Asia. She holds an undergraduate degree in Modern European Studies and a Masters in Communications, New Media, Governance and Democracy.

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  • Elisa Napoleone

    Research Officer

    Elisa Napoleone

    Research Officer

    Elisa is a researcher and has been with CORC since 2014. During this time, she has been involved in the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) data collation and analysis project, supporting sites in the implementation of routine outcome measurement and analysing the data of the over 70 partnerships across England. Prior to joining CORC, she worked as research assistant in two CAMHS inpatient units in the NHS, where she was responsible for the collection, analysis and reporting of routine outcome measures within the units. She gained her MSc in educational sciences at the University of Amsterdam, where she contributed to two research projects; one at the University’s baby lab, looking at precursors of anxiety in toddlers, and one at the Vrije University, looking at moderators of treatment outcome of a psychosocial intervention for children with chronic illness and their parents. Elisa is interested in both typical and atypical child development and mental health and in using advanced statistical techniques to explore longitudinal trajectories.

    Contact Elisa Napoleone

    corc@annafreud.org
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7443 2225

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  • Victoria Zamperoni

    Research Officer

    Victoria Zamperoni

    Research Officer

    Victoria is Research Officer at CORC, and has over 5 years of experience working as part of multidisciplinary research teams to design and conduct research projects and analyse mental health data using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Her current role at CORC involves supporting child and adolescent mental health services in the successful implementation of routine outcome monitoring, providing advice on the effective use of outcome measures for service evaluation and improvement purposes. She has previously assisted with the development of an integrated outcomes framework covering children’s mental health, physical health, education and social care and is experienced with the challenges of monitoring a diverse range of outcomes in a responsible, meaningful way.

    Contact Victoria Zamperoni

    corc@annafreud.org
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7443 2225

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  • Sally Marriott

    Regional Improvement Support Officer

    Sally Marriott

    Regional Improvement Support Officer

    A skilled project manager with extensive experience of business transformation and improvement initiatives within multiple organisational settings ranging from grass roots voluntary to county wide commissioning partnerships. Previous roles have enabled the refining of interpersonal and communication skills to improve engagement with key stakeholders and partners throughout all stages of a project. Increased knowledge and understanding of outcomes measurement and evaluation tools and techniques, specifically within children and youth services, has been gained through more recent experiences. An excellent facilitator with strong influencing and negation methods, ensuring the best outputs and outcomes for any work.

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  • Alison Ford

    Regional Improvement Support Officer

    Alison Ford

    Regional Improvement Support Officer

    Alison is the CORC Regional Improvement Support Officer covering the North West. As a CAMHS nurse, Alison previously worked in statutory NHS services, young people’s substance misuse services, and most recently in developing and managing voluntary sector children and young people’s services. Her favourite part of the CORC role is supporting services to improve their delivery to children, young people and families.

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  • Lee Atkins

    Regional Improvement Support Officer

    Lee Atkins

    Regional Improvement Support Officer

    As Regional Improvement Support Officer for the Midlands and South West, Lee seeks to support organisations and services to develop their evidence based and outcome focused approach for service improvement. Lee developed his passion for this work supporting the mental health and well-being of children and young people over 12 years across voluntary and statutory sectors. This experience gave him a keen understanding of the needs of children, young people and their families (CYPF) and a commitment to putting them at the centre of all support for them. Lee is excited by the variety and diversity of work that takes place for CYPF and seeks to better understand, to demonstrate and to improve the effectiveness of this support.

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  • Danielle Antha

    Projects and Membership Officer

    Danielle Antha

    Projects and Membership Officer

    Danielle Antha is Projects and Membership Officer at the Child Outcomes Research Consortium. She has extensive experience coordinating events and production management, working as a theatre producer for a number of years. She has also has prevalent skill working with those with mental health issues and learning difficulties and is a certified Autism Specialist, proficient in Makaton and basic sign language. Working at CORC since 2015, she has contributed to drafting of reports, devising and undertaking finance processes, facilitating training and a range of front of house activities including communications with CORC member services, school staff and other mental health professionals. Her work in her current role includes increasing member engagement, operations and supporting of projects in external consultancy and administration.

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  • Rebecca Neale

    Website and Communications Officer

    Rebecca Neale

    Website and Communications Officer

    Rebecca joined CORC in February 2016 as Website and Communications Officer and has over five years’ experience working in communications and influencing, primarily in the voluntary sector. Rebecca is an integral member of CORC’s voice team, focused on the promotion of CORC and engagement with individuals and organisations working across children and young people’s mental health. Before working for CORC, Rebecca worked at the Mental Health Providers Forum, supporting a network of voluntary sector mental health service providers to shape and influence national policy. She has experience in network communications, website development, social media and copywriting. Rebecca is also currently training in psychodynamic psychotherapy and co-founded a social enterprise supporting young people to develop skills and employment experience that help them into work.

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  • Charlotte Payne

    PA & Project Coordinator to Miranda Wolpert

    Charlotte Payne

    PA & Project Coordinator to Miranda Wolpert

    Charlotte became Miranda Wolpert’s PA and Project Coordinator in 2015. She works with Miranda on her roles across CORC, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, UCL and NHS England. Before this, Charlotte trained as a teacher, working in the Early Years and Key Stage 1 as a class teacher and music specialist in the UK and Thailand. In 2014, she joined CORC as Project Officer, working primarily on CORC membership, event coordination and project support.

    Contact Charlotte Payne

    Charlotte.Payne@annafreud.org
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7443 2223

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  • Elizabeth Raby

    Design and Infographics Consultant

    Elizabeth Raby

    Design and Infographics Consultant

    Contact Elizabeth Raby

    corc@annafreud.org
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7443 2225

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  • Carin Eisenstein

    Research Officer

    Carin Eisenstein

    Research Officer

    Carin joined CORC as a Research Officer in October 2016. In this role, she assists child and adolescent mental health services with their routine outcome monitoring, provides analysis for reports to CORC Members, and contributes to commissioned research projects. Carin has experience working with youth and families and vulnerable adults in diverse mental health and social care settings. She also has a background in applied research and healthcare consulting, and has worked on a range of projects aimed at improving services for young people. Prior to starting at CORC, Carin earned an MSc in Applied Social Research at Stockholm University; she also holds an AB degree in Government from Harvard University, with a secondary concentration in Psychology.

    Contact Carin Eisenstein

    corc@annafreud.org
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7443 2225

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  • Meera Patel

    Data Assistant

    Meera Patel

    Data Assistant

    Meera graduated from the University of Bath in June 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and joined CORC in October 2016 as Data Assistant. Her role involves supporting CORC members in data cleaning, data validation and data quality improvement. Using the skills developed from her degree, Meera hopes to ensure efficient collection, validation and management of CORC members’ data throughout the data submission and reporting process. With a keen interest in mental health and the research surrounding it, Meera also looks to develop her knowledge in the use of statistical techniques in analysing mental health data as well as effective use of outcome measures across the sector. 

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