Profiles

Anne

Anne Krayer

Member, CFMHAS

Research Officer, School of Health Sciences

MSc, PhD
Bangor University

a.krayer@bangor.ac.uk

01248 388775

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Overview

I am interested in the broad areas of health service provision for people with mental health illness and working with narrative approaches.  My background is in public health and health promotion and I completed my PhD about body image perceptions in adolescents in 2009.

I am working on the GCRF - SASHI, the South Asia Self-Harm Research Capability Building Initiative (http://sashi.bangor.ac.uk).  This collaborative project between India, Pakistan and UK academics and professionals focuses on finding effective responses to self-harm and suicide in South Asia by building research infrastructure and expertise.

Another project I am involved in is a feasibility study looking at social network analysis for modelling integrated social care services for older people with complex needs.

Appointments

Research Officer, School of Health Sciences, Bangor University

Publications

Journal articles

Anne Krayer, Robinson, C.A., Poole, R., (2018) Exploration of joint working practices on anti-social behaviour between criminal justice, mental health and social care agencies: A qualitative study.  Health & Social Care in the Community, Early View: 18 Jan 2018, DOI: 10.1111/hsc.12543

Krayer, A., Seddon, D., Robinson, C.A. & Gwilym, H. 2015, The Influence of Child Sexual Abuse on the Self from Adult Narrative Perspectives. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 24 (2), 135-151. DOI: 10.1080/10538712.2015.1001473

Seddon, D., Krayer, A., Robinson, C., Woods, B. & Tommis, Y (2013). Care coordination: translating policy into practice for older people. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 14 (2), pp81-92, https://doi.org/10.1108/14717791311327033 

Hartfiel N, Havenhand J, Khalsa SB, Clarke G, Krayer A. (2011) The effectiveness of yoga for the improvement of well-being and resilience to stress in the workplace. Scandinavian Journal of Work and Environmental Health, 37(1), 70-76.

Krayer, A., Ingledew, D. & Iphofen, R. (2008) Social comparison and body image in adolescence: A grounded theory approach. Health Education Research Journal, 23(5), 892-903.

Books

Iphofen, R., Krayer, A. & C. Robinson (2009) Reviewing and reading research. From ideas to findings. Bangor: Bangor University. ISBN 978-1-84220-120-6

Research reports

Krayer, A., & Robinson, C.A. (2017) Early review of the mental health crisis care concordat.  Bangor University & Welsh Government.

Feilzer, M. & Krayer, A. (2017) Organisation Culture and Self-Legitimacy in Policing in North Wales.  Final Report June 2017.  School of Social Sciences, Bangor.

Krayer, A., Robinson, CA, Poole, R & Wolfendale, C (2013) Service provision for people with mental health and substance misuse problems – the relationship between stigma and social exclusion. Final Report to the National Institue for Social Care and Health Research.

Seddon, D., Krayer, A., Robinson, C.A., Gwilym, H., McKeown, G. and Hodrien, C. (2012) Adult survivors and their families: current needs and service responses. Final Report to the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research.

Robinson, CA, Seddon, D, Krayer, A, Tommis, Y, Roberts, A, Gray, B (2011) Carers for people with mental health problems: needs assessment to service provision. Final Report to

Krayer, A., Paisley, C. & Robinson, C. (2007) Evaluation of the Food and Fitness Grant Scheme in Wales. Report to Welsh Assembly Government Health Promotion Division

Paisley, C., Krayer, A., Evans, A., Robinson, C., Reeves, C., Davies, D., Roberts, K. & Roa, J. (2006) Pupils’ food choices and the factors influencing choice in primary and secondary schools in Wales. Report to Welsh Assembly Government and Food Standards Agency Wales.

Krayer, A., Paisley, C. & Lloyd, S. (2006) Nutrition training needs in primary care. Report to Welsh Assembly Government and the Food Standards Agency Wales.

Krayer, A., Paisley, C. & Robinson, C (2004) Community project evaluation pack. Produced for the Welsh Assembly Government.

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Research

Research Interests
  • Interface between health and social care
  • Mental health service provision;
  • Narrative approaches

Current projects

South Asia Self-Harm Initiative (SASHI) C.A. Robinson, P. Huxley, A. Krayer, M. Krishna, K. Nikopoulos & R. Poole; Bangor University, UK.  G.V. Krishnaveni & K. Kumaran; CSI Holdsworth Memorial Hospital, Mysore, India.  R. Rajendra; Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore, India.  I. Chaudhry; Pakistan Institute of Learning and Living, Karachi, Pakistan.  N. Chaudhry, N. Husain, I Leroi & P. Taylor; University of Manchester, UK.  K. Hawton, University of Oxford, UK. Funded by RCUK, Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) (£4,284,400). 2017/21. 

Social network analysis for modelling integrated social care services for older people with complex needs: a feasibility study.  (Orrell A., Huxley P., & Krayer A.) Funded by Health and Care Research Wales (£215,852.00), 2016-18.

Completed projects

Early review of the Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat, Wales (Krayer, A. & Robinson C.) Funded by the Welsh Government, Offender Health Policy (£10,000), 2016/17.

Organisational Culture and Self-Legitimacy in Policing (Martina Feilzer & Anne Krayer).  Funded by North Wales Police (£20,000). 2016/17.

Improving assessment and treatment of mental disorder after Deliberate Self Harm in South India (Poole, R., Danivan, V., Krishna, M., Robinson, C., Sharma, V. & Majige, S.) Funded by the Tropical Health Education Trust, DFID/Bangor University, (£65,000) 2015/17.

Self-harm: what are the research priorities and the service needs?  (Anne Krayer, Bangor University & Sarah Kelly, National Association for People Abused in Childhood, NAPAC).  Funded by the Strategic Insight Programme, Classic SIP, visiting grant (2,500) 2015.

Vulnerable adults and anti-social behaviour: an exploration of current practice. (Krayer A., Robinson C.A., Poole R., Jones B., Isaacs M., Foulkes T. & Lacy F.)  Funded by NISCHIR (£169,495) 2013-2015

Anti-Social Behaviour Incidence System: Narrative Research (Krayer, A. & Jones, B.). Funded by the Strategic Insight Programme, Classic SIP (£2,500) & Reverse SIP ((£2,000), 2012. 

Service provision for people with mental health and substance misuse problems - the relationship between stigma and social exclusion (Robinson, CA, Krayer, A, Poole, R, Wolfendale, C). Funded by NISCHR (£109,863), 2011/2012.

Adult survivors and their families. Current needs and service responses (Seddon, D, Robinson, CA, Gwilym, H, McKeown, G). Funded by WORD (£123,391), 2010/2011. (Researcher)

Carers for people with mental health problems: needs assessment to service provision (Robinson, C A, Seddon, D and Bowen, S). Funded by the Big Lottery health and social care research fund, (£297,000), 2005-2010. (Researcher)

Unified Assessment in Wales: older people with complex needs and their families. (Seddon, D, Robinson, C A, Tommis, Y and Woods, B). Funded by WORD (£168,178), 2008/2010. (Researcher)

Enhancing Research Review Skills in Research Governance (Iphofen, R. and Robinson, C A). Funded by Consortia of Local Authorities in Midland and South and South East England, (£34,326), 2008/09. (Editor and contributor)

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Activities

Presentations

2017

A systematic review up-dating the work of Richard Warner’s ‘Recovery from Schizophrenia. World Congress of Psychiatry. 8 - 12 October 2017, Berlin.

The Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat and partnership working. Offender health research network Cymru Conference, 5 July Wrexham

Early review of the Welsh Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat. Invited presentation at the Mental Health & Care in a CrisisConference, 18 May 2017, Cardiff, City Hall.

 2016

Victim or perpetrators? Interpretations of anti-social behaviour and the impact on service provision. Presentation at the 6th Qualitative Research in Mental Health Conference, June 2016, Chania, Crete.

2015

Mental health, antisocial behaviour and the role of the police. What should multi-agency working look like? Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Mental Health Conference, 29 September 2015, St. Asaph, It’s not all gloom! Mental Health Research in North Wales, and beyond. Technicum Optic Centre

Vulnerable adults and anti-social behaviour: an exploration of current policy and practice. Wiserd conference Cardiff, 30th June to Thursday 2nd July 2015 

2014

Vulnerable adults and anti-social behaviour: preliminary findings from secondary qualitative police data. Offender Health Research Network Cymru Offender Health Research Network Cymru, October 2014, Wrexham Medical Institute.

Embedding NVivo in postgraduate social research training. 6th ESRC Research Methods Festival, July 2014, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford.

2013

Supporting carers for people with mental health problems: the caring journey. Invited presentation. ESRC seminar: Carers in the 21st century - developing the evidence base, 3 June 2013. DeMontford University, Leicester.

People with mental health and substance misuse problems – a police perspective. Offender Health Research Network Cymru, Wrexham July 2013

Does stigma have an impact on service provision for people with mental health and substance misuse problems? North Wales Mental Health and Learning Disability Research Conference, May 2013, Bangor University.

Adult survivors & their families: current needs & service responses. Bradford Specialist Sexual Violence & Abuse Advisory Group, Emerging Science and Voices Conference: A conference exploring recovery opportunities & evidenced outcomes, Jan 2013, University of Bradford.

2012

Mental health and the police: challenges and opportunities. North Wales Forensic Psychiatry Educational Day Oct 2012, North Wales.

The Crossroads of Mental Health and Substance Misuse Provision: Intersectional Influences on the Individual. Belonging and Ethnicity Research Group Conference June 2012, Bangor University.

2010

Supporting carers for people with mental health problems. Needs assessment to service provision. 5th international carers conference. New frontiers in caring 2010 and beyond, July 2010, Leeds.

2008

Social comparison appraisals of media images in adolescence. International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference, Banff May 2008.

Social comparison appraisals of media images in adolescence. Annual Conference of the Centre for Appearance Research, Bristol (Appearance matters 3), July 2008, Bristol.

Does stigma have an impact on service provision for people with mental health and substance misuse problems? Invited presentation at the North Wales Mental Health and Learning Disability Research Conference, May 2013, Bangor University.

Adult survivors & their families: current needs & service responses. Invited presentation at the Bradford Specialist Sexual Violence & Abuse Advisory Group, Emerging Science and Voices Conference: A conference exploring recovery opportunities & evidenced outcomes, Jan 2013, University of Bradford.

Mental health and the police: challenges and opportunities. Invited presentation at the North Wales Forensic Psychiatry Educational Day Oct 2012, North Wales.

The Crossroads of Mental Health and Substance Misuse Provision: Intersectional Influences on the Individual. Belonging and Ethnicity Research Group Conference June 2012, Bangor University.

Supporting carers for people with mental health problems. Needs assessment to service provision. 5th international carers conference. New frontiers in caring 2010 and beyond, July 2010, Leeds.

Social comparison appraisals of media images in adolescence. Annual Conference of the Centre for Appearance Research, Bristol (Appearance matters 3), July 2008, Bristol.

 

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Students

Supervision

I supervise Masters and PhD students and am particularly interested in topics around suicide and self-harm, the use of narrative methods and the involvement of people using services in research.

Examples of topics I have supervises/am supervising include:

Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS): Everyday lives: exploring the experiences of people with a learning disability in the early stages of the new Social Services and Wellbeing Act (2014) Wales. Partner: Mencap Cymru

The forgotten mourners: supporting surviving siblings on the death of a child

Knowlege Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS): The challenges of evaluating co-production projects. Partner: Wales Council for Voluntary Action.

Rewriting Scripts: Promoting multi-disciplinary services for users of methadone-prescription programmes

Individual experience of food poverty: the role of food banks

 

Teaching

I am an HEA Associate Fellow and teach qualitative methods and analysis at postgraduate level.

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