About the authors

Robert Chaplin

Dr Robert ChaplinConsultant Psychiatrist at Oxford Health Foundation NHS Trust and Warneford and Littlemore Hospitals, Oxford. Research Fellow at The Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Centre for Quality Improvement (formerly the College Research Unit), London.

 

Dr Chaplin has been working as a consultant psychiatrist with community mental health and in-patient care teams in Oxford for the past nine years, having previously worked at South West London and St Georges’ NHS Trust in London.

 

He has special interests in the therapeutic alliance, the psychiatry of learning disability, and quality improvement. He has published articles on electroconvulsive therapy, psychiatric services for people with learning disability, in-patient aggression, and violence and the therapeutic relationship.

 

Email: rchaplin@cru.rcpsych.ac.uk

 

Declaration of interests: None
 


Alan Quirk, PhD, MA, BSc (Hons), Dip MRS

Dr Alan QuirkSenior Research Fellow at The Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Centre for Quality Improvement (formerly the College Research Unit), London.

 

Dr Quirk is a sociologist who has worked for The Royal College of Psychiatrists since 1998, during which time he has undertaken various qualitative studies of interactions between psychiatrists and patients. 

 

His PhD thesis was entitled ‘Obstacles to Shared Decision-Making in Psychiatric Practice’.

 

Email: aquirk@cru.rcpsych.ac.uk

 

Declaration of interests: None

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