Lynne Callaghan

Academic profile

Dr Lynne Callaghan

Senior Research Fellow PenARC
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Lynne's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 05: SDG 5 - Gender Equality

About Lynne

I am a Senior Research Fellow within the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration South West Peninsula (PenARC) and the Community and Primary Care Research Group in the Faculty of Health, with experience in the development and evaluation of health and wellbeing interventions for traditionally marginalised groups, in particular those who have had contact with the Criminal Justice System.

I have a particular interest in maximising opportunities for intervention for individuals in contact with the Criminal Justice System and have extensive experience working with Police services, Prison and Probation Service and Forensic Mental Health Services.  Studies have included a NIHR HS&DR funded case-linkage study exploring journeys of individuals with enduring mental health needs between police and mental health services, the NIHR-PHR funded Strengthen pilot trial of a Health Trainer intervention for men and women receiving community supervision and the Engager personalised care intervention supporting men with common mental health problems during their prison sentences, through the gate and into the community. I have also recently been involved in research funded by the Youth Endowment Fund focussing on preventative interventions for young people, managing an evaluation of an intervention of a Transition Hub for Children Looked After and contributing to the development and evaluation the Becoming A Man school based social and emotional learning programme.

Further current work includes leading a ESRC funded project working with a range of statutory and voluntary community and social enterprises to understand priorities, map current work and develop research and evaluation to tackle and prevent Violence Against Women and Girls in Plymouth, building on my work as a member of the Plymouth VAWG Commission in 2021. I also have an overarching interest in trauma Informed practice and research and have recently worked with a range of local partner agencies to evaluate a Trauma Informed Change Programme, informing further development and roll out of the programme.

I also lead qualitative and Public Patient Involvement and Engagement work in number of studies and trials in the area of Alcohol related Liver Disease (ArLD) working with hepatologists and community organisations both locally and nationally. Current projects in the area of ArLD include ARMS Hub ( creating a national network to develop innovative research and tackle stigma in ArLD and the NIHR RfPB funded BOOST Trial, testing HMB supplement for patients with advanced cirrhosis.

Contact Lynne

+44 1752 586987