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Dr Bridget Candy
6th Floor, Wing B, Maple House
149 Tottenham Court Road
  • Principal Research Associate
  • Division of Psychiatry
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences

Bridget joined the department in January 2007. Her main role is in the generation of Cochrane Systematic reviews in the area of palliative care. Bridget is also undertaking part-time doctoral studies exploring methods in incorporating other evidence within an effectiveness review.

Bridget has worked within health services research for the two last decades. Her main interests are in secondary research methodology, in particular how to best to review the evidence on effectiveness of healthcare for patients living with severe, progressive diseases.

Bridget is currently leading on several Cochrane reviews and mixed evidence reviews. These include the effectiveness of drug interventions to manage delirium in patients in the terminal phase of a disease, spiritual interventions for patients in the terminal phase of a disease, and a multi-level synthesis on impact of complementary therapies in palliative care.

Teaching Summary

Bridget since 2015 has successfully supervised the projects for seven MSc students within the division. Since 2018 she is a secondary supervisor for a PhD student.

Academic Background
2014 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Mental Health Studies University College London
1993 MSc Master of Science – Medical Demography London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
1991 BA Bachelor of Arts – Social Anthropology To be updated
1984 RM Registered Midwife – Midwifery Royal London Hospital
1981 RGN Registered General Nurse – Nursing Royal East Sussex Hospital
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