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Jo Evans

Service User Researcher


Jo joined the Service User Research Enterprise (SURE) at King’s College London in 2007 and is currently a BRC service user researcher.  She holds a BA Hons in Social Sciences (Leicester University), an MA in Criminology and the Criminal Justice System (King’s College London) and an MSc in Psychology (University of East London).  


Jo has a particular interest in patient and public involvement and is the facilitator of the NIHR Maudsley BRC Service User Advisory Group (SUAG), which provides feedback to BRC researchers on their projects and programmes. 

Jo has been involved with the following projects: 

  • PERCEIVE: a randomised controlled trial evaluating the introduction of new therapies into inpatient psychiatric services 
  • CHOICE-PTSD: a randomised controlled trial for the treatment of posttraumatic stress symptoms within people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia 
  • CONSENT FOR CONTACT: the feasibility of linking health records to a research register 
  • MAUDSLEY SIDE EFFECTS MEASURE: measuring the side effects of anti-psychotic medication 
  • RADAR: mHealth tools for managing relapsing remitting and progressive multiple sclerosis 
  • ECLIPSE: a randomised controlled trial of cognitive therapy for young people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia 
  • PPI in the BRC: the evolution of patient and public involvement in the Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre 
  • VOICE-PD: the experiences of inpatients with diagnoses of personality disorder 


Research Interests: 

  • Qualitative methods 
  • Patient and public involvement 
  • Patient reported outcome measures 
  • Inpatient services