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Dr Miranda Wolpert
Appointment
  • Professor of Evidence Based Practice and Research
  • Clinical, Edu & Hlth Psychology
  • Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Biography

A clinical psychologist by background, Professor Miranda Wolpert's work focuses on improvement and prevention science combined with social entrepreneurship. She is committed to understanding how best to support and evaluate effective service delivery to promote resilience and meet children and young people’s mental health needs, including the development of online, digital and face-to-face tools and training resources for young people, carers and practitioners.

Professor Wolpert is Professor of Evidence Based Practice at UCL, and Director of the Evidence Based Practice Unit,a service development and academic unit across UCL and the Centre which works to bridge evidence and practice in child mental health.

Professor Wolpert is also Director of Innovation, Evaluation and Dissemination at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. The programme works on four streams of work; Resilience Research and Evaluation, Digital Development and Evaluation, Innovation and Dissemination, and the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC). 

Professor Wolpert is Founder and Director of the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC), the UK’s leading membership organisation that collects and uses evidence to improve children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. Members include mental health service providers, schools, professional bodies and research institutions from across Europe and beyond.


In her other roles, Miranda is National Informatics Advisor for Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) with NHS England, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, and Children and Young People Mental Health Clinical Pathway Lead at UCL Partners 

Research Summary

A major focus of my research is how an outcomes-based approach can be applied to child and adolescent mental health services, to ensure patient voice is at heart of clinical practice and commissioning.

Teaching Summary


Appointments
01-OCT-2016 Professor of Evidence Based Practice and Research Clinical, Education and Health Psychology UCL, United Kingdom
01-MAR-2015 – 01-OCT-2016 Reader in Evidence Based Practice and Research Clinical, Education and Health Psychology UCL, United Kingdom
2014 Clinical Advisor Child Mental Health   UCL Partners, United Kingdom
2012 National Informatics Advisor CYP IAPT National Health Service, United Kingdom
2010 Chair Outcomes and Evaluation Group Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), United Kingdom
2010 Consultant Clinical Psychologist   Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
2009 Mental Health Stream Lead Child Policy Research Unit (CPRU) Department of Health, United Kingdom
2008 Head of Service Development and Evaluation   Anna Freud Centre, United Kingdom
2006 Director Evidence Based Practice Unit Anna Freud Centre and UCL, United Kingdom
2004 – 2009 National Clinical Advisor CAMHS Care Service Improvement Partnership (CSIP), United Kingdom
2004 Director   Child Outcomes Research Consortium, United Kingdom
2000 – 2003 Honorary Lecturer Royal Holloway and Bedford College University of London, United Kingdom
1996 – 2001 Independent Psychologist   St Paul's Girls' School, United Kingdom
1991 – 1998 Clinical Psychologist Riverside Mental Health Unit Child and Family Consultation Centre, United Kingdom
  Lead (joint) CAMHS Payment by Results   Department of Health, United Kingdom
2014 Member   Confidentiality Advisory Group (CAG), United Kingdom
Academic Background
1998 PSYCHD Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – Clinical Psychology University of Surrey
1991 Dip. Diploma – Clinical Psychology North West Thames Regional Health Authority
1991 Dip. Diploma – Clinical Psychology University of Surrey
1985 MA Master of Arts – History University of Sussex
1984 BA Hons Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – History University of Cambridge
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