• 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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  • 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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  • Sally Marriott

    Regional Officer for the North West and North East

    Sally Marriott

    Regional Officer for the North West and North East

    Sally is 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 her to refine her 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. Sally is an excellent facilitator with strong influencing and negation methods, ensuring the best outputs and outcomes for any work.

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  • Nick Tait

    Regional Officer for London and South East

    Nick Tait

    Regional Officer for London and South East

    As Regional Officer at CORC, Nick works directly with members in London and the South of England as well as on a range of projects in collaboration with CORC partner organisations. Nick joined CORC after working in schools, first as a teacher and then as head teacher of a large London primary school. Through his work with children he saw the importance of effective support for children’s mental health and wellbeing and worked with partner organisations to develop practice in school. He is particularly interested in the wellbeing of the most vulnerable children.

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  • Lee Atkins

    Regional Officer for the Midlands and South West

    Lee Atkins

    Regional Officer for the Midlands and South West

    As Regional 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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  • Martha Reilly

    Project and Membership Officer

    Martha Reilly

    Project and Membership Officer

    Martha Reilly has recently joined CORC and she is the Projects and Membership Officer. For the last decade Martha has worked on a wide range of market research project. To date her work has focused on public sector and social research, working with both quantitative and qualitative projects. She has specialised in qualitative social research projects, predominantly for government and charity sector clients. Prior to this, Martha worked in a support role in several home treatment teams for the NHS in adult mental health services. Martha works particularly on the day to day needs of members, supports projects and provides support and admin to internal and external colleagues. 

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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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  • Anja Teichert

    Communications and Marketing Officer

    Anja Teichert

    Communications and Marketing Officer

    Anja leads on the development and delivery of CORC communication and marketing strategies and to engage with the vast CORC network and to disseminate best practice approaches & research findings to improve outcomes in child mental health and wellbeing. In her previous roles, Anja focused mainly on Operations, Strategy, Promotion and Campaign Management for children and literacy organisations in the UK. As certified AgilePM Practitioner, she devised innovative and effective campaign strategies and had the overall responsibility for the successful execution and monitoring of educational projects to improve outcomes for children and young people in primary and secondary school settings with SEND and literacy difficulties in a systemic and aspirational way. 

    Contact Anja Teichert

    anja.teichert@annafreud.org
    Tel: 02074432225

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  • Marianne Promberger

    Senior Research Officer

    Marianne Promberger

    Senior Research Officer

    Marianne is Senior Research Officer at CORC, and works across projects both at CORC and EBPU. Marianne is centrally involved in the production of reports for CORC members based on the routine outcome measurement (ROM) data they submit, as well as in other projects aiming to help services access and use evidence about the outcomes they achieve. Marianne has extensive experience conducting research in the academic and private sectors, including data analysis using R. She is interested in evidence of change at the level of the individual, as well as in decision making, both reflective and environmentally shaped, around the collection and use of ROMs.

    Contact Marianne Promberger

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

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  • Luís Costa da Silva

    Research Associate

    Luís Costa da Silva

    Research Associate

    Luís joined CORC in April 2018 as a Research Associate. His role involves working with the team to produce detailed reports for child mental health providers. Using skills developed throughout his academic background, Luís is responsible for planning and reviewing multiple projects, applying for ethical clearance, organizing data collection, managing and analyzing data using statistical analysis software, coordinating project meetings, and contributing to written drafts of papers for publication. Luís graduated from a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in 2012 and submitted his PhD Thesis on maladaptive personality traits and experiences in close relationships in 2018.

    Contact Luís Costa da Silva

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

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  • Meera Patel

    Research Assistant - Data

    Meera Patel

    Research Assistant - Data

    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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  • Jenna Jacob

    Research Lead

    Jenna Jacob

    Research Lead

    Jenna is Research Lead alongside Julian Edbrooke-Childs at the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC). Jenna’s research focuses on patient-centred care and outcome measurement, with a particular interest in goal setting and tracking in therapeutic settings. Jenna brings a wealth of experience of the practical aspects of outcome monitoring, including data spec development, measurement and data handling and analysis through a variety of roles held within CORC over the past decade. Jenna is particularly interested in the direct application of research to positively impact the lives of children with mental health and well-being difficulties.

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  • Julian Edbrooke-Childs

    Research Lead

    Julian Edbrooke-Childs

    Research Lead

    Julian is Research Lead alongside Jenna Jacob at the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) and lecturer in evidence based child and adolescent mental health at UCL. Julian Edbrooke-Childs is also Head of Digital Development and Evaluation and Senior Research Fellow at the Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU). Julian’s research focuses on evidence based child and adolescent mental health, and includes projects which consider factors relating to person-centred care, shared decision making and evaluations of effective practice. Julian also leads on the management and evaluation of digital innovation grants for mobile health interventions.

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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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