The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU) is a dynamic, expanding and friendly academic and service development unit, currently consisting of 19 people including: researchers, clinicians and service development specialists (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/clinical-psychology/EBPU/). It is part of University College London (UCL) and the Anna Freud Centre (AFC), with main offices based at AFC in leafy North West London. The unit undertakes research helping develop effective service provision for children and young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties. This involves leading major national data collection processes as part of practitioner learning collaborations and research projects. In particular the unit leads a number of projects related to the outcomes evaluation of CAMHS in order to improve services. Within the unit sits the central team for the CAMHS Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) – a national collaboration between!
child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) across the UK who contribute outcome data for central analysis and reporting. The CORC central database currently has data on over 150,000 episodes of care. Full information on CORC can be found at: www.corc.uk.net.
CAMHS EBPU is looking for a statistician to lead on managing data and developing statistical analyses for a range of projects, but most particularly for CORC. The post would suit an enthusiastic, creative, organised and self-motivated individual who is interested in statistical modelling, is highly competent in working with large datasets (including programming in whatever language is preferred), and who cares about improving the quality of mental health provision.
Full details can be found at http://www.annafreud.org/jobs.php?id=359