John Done is a lecturer at University of Hertfordshire research with particular interest in psychosis. Appointed as the University’s Health Research Co-ordinator in the 1990’s , Done was also given the task of developing the university’s health research base. This included creating research excellence within the university as well as collaborations with NHS clinicians. As such Done broadened his own research profile to include health services research and apply his epidemiological expertise , particularly with cohort based studies, to chronic health care problems other than psychosis , particularly rheumatoid arthritis and renal disease. He set up two research centres at UH –the Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care ( CRIPACC ) and the Centre for Life Span and Chronic Illnesses (CLiCIR) and with the NHS Trusts in Hertfordshire Done and his colleagues have established one of the UK’s first university-based R&D advisory services with a contract to support NHS R&D.
His main research interests involve thinking in people with schizophrenia/psychosis using cognitive theory of intentions, causal attribution, belief, perception , memory, and reasoning. Currently my focus is on reasoning by patients with delusions and whether errors of reasoning match those found in stroke patients who manifest confabulation or anosognosia.
He currently teaches on a clinical psychology option on the BSc (Hons) Psychology degree and supervise PhD and D.Clin Psy students whose research is in mental health. Done has previously been the Research Tutor on the D.Clin Psy course.
His recent publications include:
- Negative and positive illness representations of rheumatoid arthritis: a latent profile analysis
Norton, S., Hughes, L. D., Chilcot, J., Sacker, A., van Os, S., Young, A. & Done, J. Jun 2014 In : Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 37, 3, p. 524-532
- Risk of adult schizophrenia and its relationship to childhood IQ in the 1958 British birth cohort.
Schulz, J., Sundin, J., Leask, S. K. & Done, J. 2014 In : Schizophrenia Bulletin. 40, 1, p. 143-51 9 p.
Credits to University of Hertfordshire
Published: 12 June 2014
Last update: 23 April 2015