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Rob Parker

Programme Assistant, Programme Assistant (Scheduling)

Rob Parker

Furness Building



Tel: +44 1524 592691

Research overview

Rob's research interests lie in examining the roles that technology plays in defining organisational priorities in the delivery of social care services and how systems can support rather than restrict practice in the social care sector and their ability to widen access and reduce stigma.

He is working on interventions which maximise the way in which technology can develop therapeutic alliances with users and is interested in examining the nature of the human computer relationship in psychological therapy.

Career Details

Rob spent 10 years working within web and print publishing as publishing technology manager before changing his career to social work. After 3 years working within mental health support services in Greater Manchester, Rob moved the Lancaster University to research web based interventions for bipolar disorder with the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research.

Current Research

  • Enhanced Relapse Prevention Online RCT (MRC)
  • Integrated Bipolar Parenting Intervention RCT (NIHR)

Research Interests

Rob's research interests centre on the use of technology to transform the delivery of health and social care. This includes examining the relationships between users of psychological interventions and the technology that enables it and how the rapid uptake of personal devices can be harnessed to support improved access to psychological therapy.

Current Teaching

Mental Health Act module on the PhD in Mental Health.

Additional Information

Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00


Department of Clinical Psychology

Monday13:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00

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