I qualified with a Sociology degree from Reading university in 1968. I then worked as a Mental Welfare Officer for Cheshire County Council in Stalybridge. I qualified as a social worker at Manchester University. I have over 40 years practice and research experience. In addition, I was a non-executive Director of an NHS Trust (Mental Health Services Salford) and a Social Services Manager in Manchester from 1976-1984.
I have an established international research reputation that spans the social care field and mental health. I was the first Professor of Psychiatric Social Work in the UK and the first social worker to be Head of an academic department of Psychiatry in the UK in Manchester (School of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences). I was the first Professor of Social Work at the Institute of Psychiatry in London from 1999 until 2006 when I relocated to Wales.
I have worked with, researched and published about various groups including children, people with learning disability, adults and children with mental health problems and older people with and without mental health problems. I am well used to bringing a social care perspective into health settings, and my quantitative research skills enable me to appraise almost all statistical methods and results reported in research papers and grant submissions. I have also trained in systematic review methods (see later) and in the use of qualitative research methods and proprietary packages such as Nvivo.
I provide external expert peer review for research grant applications to the ESRC and have held two ESRC grants, one on urban regeneration and mental health and the other on a Chinese translation of our latest social inclusion measure.
I review academic research papers for Psychiatric Services, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, the British Journal of Psychiatry, Health and Social Care in the Community, the British Journal of Social Work, the Social Work Journal, Social Work and Social Science Review and a number of health service and policy journals.
- SWISH (Social Work Intervention following Self-harm) NISCHR (WG) Social Care Research Fund. 2013-2015 £207,000.
- DISSECT (Dementia: Improving Staff Stress and Satisfaction – Evaluation by Cluster Trial (co-app), £273K from NISCHR (WG). 2012-2015
- SCOPE-C the development of a Chinese language version of the SCOPE for NGO services in Hong Kong, £125k from ESRC. 2012-2014
- PRISMATIC (PI Helen Snooks) SDO grant £500,000. 2010-2014
- DeCoDer (Debt Counselling for depression in primary care (£2m) PI Mark Gabbay, University of Liverpool. 2013-2017
- PARTNERS2: development and pilot trial of primary care based collaborative care for people with serious mental illness (co-app), £1.9m NIHR England. PI Max Birchwood, Birmingham University (now Warwick). 2012-2017
- SNA for modelling integrated social care service. PI A Orrel. Wales Government, £215,852. 01/10/16 – 30/09/18
- SASHI South Asia Self Harm Research capability building. PI Catherine Robinson, MRC £1,565,107. 01/04/17 – 31/03/21
- SASHI extension. PI Catherine Robinson, MRC £181,970. 01/10/17 – 30/09/21
- National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH), PI Catherine Robinson, Wales Government 01/04/15 – 31/03/18
- National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH), PI Catherine Robinson, Wales Government 01/04/18 – 31/03/20 £8761
Other Measures of Esteem
For several years an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the David Lam Institute for East-West Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon.
- Reilly, S., Marchevsky, N., Green, M., Davies, L., Plappert, H., Allard, J., Rawcliffe, T., Gibson, J., Clark, M., Pinfold, V., Gask, L., Huxley, P., Byng, R. & Birchwood, M.,. Status of primary and secondary mental health care of people with severe mental illness: An epidemiological study from the UK PARTNERS2 study. British Journal of Psychiatry. 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1192/bjo.2021.10
- Retzer A, Sayers R, Pinfold V, Gibson J, Keeley T, Taylor G, Plappert H, Gibbons B, Huxley P, Mathers J, Birchwood M, Calvert M. Development of a Core Outcome Set for use in community-based bipolar trials – A qualitative study and modified Delphi. PLOS ONE. 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0240518
- Orrell, A, Dallimore, D, Krayer, A. & Huxley, P. Fragmentation or integration: A mixed methods case study of integrated services for older people with high support needs. International Journal of Integrated Care. 2019. 19, S1, 2, 626. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/ijic.s3626
- McPhillips, R, Nafees, S, Krishna, M, Krayer, A, Huxley, P. & Robinson, C, . Knowledge, attitudes, and experiences of self-harm and suicide: a systematic review. 2019.
- S Reilly, C McCabe, N Marchevsky, L Davies, N Ives, R Rawcliffe, J Gibson, C Mike, V Pinfold, P Huxley, R Byng, M Birchwood . Secondary and primary care service use for people with severe mental illness: explaining between-site differences. EUROPEAN PSYCHIATRY . 2019. Vol. 56, pp. S573-S573.
- Ng, Y. L, Chan, K, Balwicki, L, Huxley, P. & Chiu, M. Y, . The Digital Divide, social inclusion and health among persons with mental illness in Poland. International Journal of Communication. 2019. 13, 1652-1672. DOI: https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/10584
- Balwicki, L, Chan, K, Huxley, P & Yu-Lung Chiu, M. Applying SCOPE to Measure Social Inclusion Among People with Mental Illness in Poland. Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health. 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40737-018-0113-5
- M.B., G, Ring, A, Byng, R, Anderson, P, Taylor, RS, Matthews, C, Harris, T, Berry, V, Byrne, P, Carter, E, Clarke, P, Cocking, L, Edwards, S, Emsley, R, Fornasiero, M, Frith, L, Harris, S, Huxley, P, Jones, S, Kinderman, P, King, M, Kosnes, L, Marshall, D, Mercer, D, May, C, Nolan, D, Philips, C, Rawcliffe, T, Sardani, AV, Shaw, E, Thompson, S, Vickery, J, Wainman, B & Warner, M . https://doi.org/10.3310/hta21350 [Internet]. Debt Counselling for Depression in Primary Care: an adaptive randomised controlled pilot trial (DeCoDer study). Health Technology Assessment. 2017. vol. 21, no. 3. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3310/hta21350
- Islam, S, Baker, C, Huxley, P, Russell, I & Dennis, M . The nature, characteristics and associations of care home staff stress and wellbeing: A national survey’. BMC Nursing. 2017. vol. 16, 22. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-017-0216-4
- Rosalind, W, Scourfield, J & Huxley, P . Islamic Social Work in the UK: The Service User Experience. British Journal of Social Work. 2017. 47 (3): 737-754. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcw006
- Huxley, P & Ahmed, N. Is there a case for using social outcomes in self-harm research?. European Psychiatry. 2017. vol. 41, no. S295. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpsy.2017.02.170
- Chan, K, Chiu, MY, Evans, S, Huxley, PJ & Ng, YL . Application of SCOPE-C to measure social inclusion among mental health services users in Hong Kong. Community Mental Health Journal. 2016. 52 (8: 1113-1117. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-015-9907-z
- Ahmed, N, John, A, Islam, S, Jones, R, Anderson, P, Davies, C, Khanom, A, Harris, S & Huxley, P. Investigating the feasibility of an enhanced contact intervention in self-harm and suicidal behaviour: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial delivering a Social support and Wellbeing Intervention following Self-Harm (SWISH). BMJ Open. 2016. 6 (9) . DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012043
- Yu-Lung Chiu, M, Lim, K, Chan, K, Evans, S & Huxley, P. What does social inclusion mean to Singaporeans? A qualitative study of the concept of social inclusion. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, . 2016. 26, 2-3, 64-76. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02185385.2016.1218357
- Davies, N, Livingston, W, Owen, E & Huxley, P. Social care legislation as an act of integration. Journal of Integrated Care. 2016. 24 (3): 139-149. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/JICA-03-2016-0009
- Chan, K, Huxley, P, Yu-Lung Chiu, M, Evans, S & Ma, Y. Social Inclusion and Health Conditions Among Chinese Immigrants in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom: An Exploratory Study. Social Indicators Research. 2016. 126 (2): 657-672. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-015-0910-0
- Huxley, PJ, Chan, K, Chiu, MY, Ma, S, Gaze, S & Evans, S . The social and community opportunities profile social inclusion measure: Structural equivalence and differential item functioning in community mental health residents in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. 2016. 62 (2): 133-140. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0020764015607550
- Huxley, PJ. The development and results of the Mental Health Integration Index. Public Mental Health. 2015. 14 (4): 205-210. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/JPMH-07-2015-0030
- Huxley, PJ. The European Mental Health Integration Index: reflections and conclusions. Psychiatria. 2015. vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 6-8.
- Pinfold, V, Sweet, D, Porter, I, Quinn, C, Byng, R, Griffiths, C, Billsborough, J, Enki, DG, Chandler, R, Webber, M, Larsen, J, Carpenter, J & Huxley, P. Improving community health networks for people with severe mental illness: a case study investigation. Health Services and Delivery Research. 2015. 3 (5) . DOI: https://doi.org/10.3310/hsdr03050
- Keeley, T, Khan, H, Pinfold, V, Williamson, P, Mathers, J, Davies, L, Sayers, R, England, E, Reilly, S, Byng, R, Gask, L, Clark, M, Huxley, PJ & Lewis, P. Core outcome sets for use in effectiveness trials involving people with bipolar and schizophrenia in a community-based setting (PARTNERS2): study protocol for the development of two core outcome sets. Trials. 2015. (16) 47. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-015-0553-0
- Baker, C, Huxley, P, Dennis, M, Islam, S & Russell, I. Alleviating staff stress in care homes for people with dementia: protocol for stepped-wedge cluster randomised trial to evaluate a web-based Mindfulness- Stress Reduction course. BMC Psychiatry. 2015. 5 (317) . DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-015-0703-7
- Chan, K, Evans, S, Chiu, MY, Huxley, PJ & Ng, Y. Relationship Between Health, Experience of Discrimination, and Social Inclusion Among Mental Health Service Users in Hong Kong. Social Indicators Research. 2014. 124 (1): 127-139. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-014-0780-x