I am a qualitative researcher with over 20 years’ experience of hands-on research, teaching and supervision.
I am currently Director at Quant Social Research and Consultancy Ltd. (since October 2014) and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton (since February 2016).
I began teaching and supervising law undergraduates when I was undertaking my PhD and most recently I have been teaching and supervising trainees on the Clinical Psychology Doctoral course at the University of Oxford. I have taught students at undergraduate, masters and doctoral level in lectures, small-group workshops and provided supervision via one-to-one and group sessions. I’ve also provided methodological advice and training to academic, NHS and “lay” researchers.
Coercion in mental health: Patterns and prevalence of coercion in mental health care and a trial of the effectiveness and costs of supervised community treatment orders, 2009-2015
- Canvin, K., MacLeod, C., Windle, G., Sacker, A. (2018) Seeking assistance in later life: How do older people evaluate their need for assistance? Age and Ageing DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afx189
- Rugkåsa, J., Canvin, K. (2017) Mental Health, Coercion and Family Caregiving: Issues from the International Literature. British Journal of Psychiatry International 14(3): 56-58.
- Chambers, S., Canvin, K., Sinclair, J., Baldwin, D. (2017) Identity in Recovery from Problematic Alcohol Use: A Qualitative Study of Online Mutual Aid. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 174: 17-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.01.009
- Dunn, M., Canvin, K., Rugkåsa, J., Sinclair, J., Burns, T. (2016) An Empirical Ethical Analysis of Community Treatment Orders within Mental Health Services in England. Clinical Ethics 11: 130-139. DOI: 10.1177/1477750916657654.
- Rugkåsa, J., Molodynski, A,. Yeeles, K., Vazquez Montes, M., Visser, C., Burns, T. and the OCTET Group (2015) Community treatment orders: Clinical and social outcomes, and a subgroup analysis from the OCTET RCT. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 131(5): 321-329. DOI: 10.1111/acps.12373
- Canvin, K., Rugkåsa, J., Sinclair, J., Burns, T. (2014) Patient, Psychiatrist and Family Carer Experiences of Community Treatment Orders: Qualitative Study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 49(12): 1873-82. DOI: 10.1007/s00127-014-0906-0.
- Rugkåsa, J., Canvin, K., Sinclair, J., Sulman, A., Burns, T. (2014) Trust, deals and authority. Community mental health professionals’ experiences of influencing reluctant patients. Community Mental Health Journal 50(8): 886-95. DOI: 10.1007/s10597-014-9720-0
- Dunn, M., Sinclair, J., Canvin, K., Rugkåsa, J., Burns, T. (2014) The use of leverage in community mental health: Ethical guidance for practitioners. International Journal of Social Psychiatry 60(8): 759-65. DOI: 10.1177/0020764013519083
- Canvin, K., Rugkåsa, J., Sinclair, J., Burns, T. (2013) Leverage and other informal pressures in community psychiatry in England. International Journal of Psychiatry and Law, 36:100-106. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2013.01.002
- Burns, T., Rugkåsa, J., Molodynksi, A, Dawson, J., Yeeles, K., Vazquez-Montes, M., Voysey, M., Sinclair, J., Priebe, S. and the OCTET team. (2013) Community Treatment Orders for patients with psychosis: a randomised controlled trial (OCTET). The Lancet 381: 1627-1633. DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)60107-5
- Dunn, M., Maughan, D., Hope, T., Canvin, K., Rugkåsa, J., Sinclair, J., Burns, T. (2012) Threats and offers in community mental health care. Journal of Medical Ethics 38(4): 204-9. DOI: 10.1136/medethics-2011-100158
- Canvin, K., Rugkåsa, J. (2011) Patient experiences of leverage (informal coercion) in England: findings from a qualitative study [abstract]. Psychiatrische Praxis 38.
- Rugkåsa, J., Canvin, K. (2011) Community Treatment Orders: a qualitative investigation of patient experiences in England [abstract]. Psychiatrische Praxis 38.
- Rugkåsa, J., Canvin, K. (2011) Researching Mental Health in Minority Ethnic Communities: Reflections on Recruitment. Qualitative Health Research 21(1): 132-43. DOI: 10.1177/1049732310379115
- Sen, D., Canvin, K., Rugkåsa, J. (2009) HealthTalkOnline.org. OpenMind 154: 10-12.
- Marttila, A., Whitehead, M., Canvin, K., Burström, B. (2009) Controlled and dependent – experiences of living on social assistance in Sweden. International Journal of Social Welfare 19(2): 142-151. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2009.00638.x [Enquiries about the full-text should be directed to Anneli Marttila]
- Canvin, K., Marttila, A., Burström, B., Whitehead, M. (2009) Tales of the unexpected? Hidden resilience in poor households in Britain. Social Science and Medicine 69(2): 238-245. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.05.009
- Litva, A., Canvin, K., Shepherd, M., Jacoby, A. Gabbay, M. (2009) Lay Perceptions of the Desired Role and Type of User Involvement in Clinical Governance. Health Expectations 12(1): 81-91. DOI: 10.1111/j.1369-7625.2008.00530.x
- Canvin, K. (2008) “There is a person behind the flab!”: Young people speak out about their weight problems. Education and Health, 26(4): 72-73.
- Rugkåsa, J., Canvin, K. (2007) DIPEx – a Collection of Personal Narratives of Health and Illness. KnowledgeShare section of Diversity in Health and Social Care. 4(4): 110.
- Canvin, K., Jones, C., Marttila, A., Burström, B., Whitehead, M. (2007) Can I risk using public services? Perceived consequences of seeking help and health care among households living in poverty: qualitative study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 61: 984-989. DOI:10.1136/jech.2006.058404
- Jones, C., Burström, B., Marttila, A., Canvin, K., Whitehead, M. (2006) Studying social policy and resilience to adversity in different welfare states: Britain and Sweden. International Journal of Health Services 36(3):425-442.
- Canvin, K., Jacoby, A. (2006) Duty, Desire or Indifference? Patient decisions about recruitment to an epilepsy treatment trial. Trials 7(1). DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-7-32
- Canvin, K., Bartlett, A. & Pinfold, V. (2005) Acceptability of compulsory powers in the community: The ethical considerations of mental health service users on Supervised Discharge and Guardianship. Journal of Medical Ethics 31: 457-462. DOI: 10.1136/jme.2003.004861
- Litva, A., Gabbay, M., Canvin, K., & Jacoby, A. (2003) Public involvement in clinical governance. Clinical Governance Bulletin 4 (4): 2-3.
- Canvin, K. & Ford, F.M. (2002) Positive steps on the path to employment: returning to work after mental health problems [abstract]. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 56 Suppl 2:A10.
- Canvin, K., Bartlett, A. & Pinfold, V. (2002) A ‘Bittersweet Pill To Swallow’: Learning From Mental Health Service Users’ Responses To Compulsory Community Care. Health and Social Care in the Community 10 (5): 361-369. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2524.2002.00375.x
Invited Talks (Keynote Speaker)
- Canvin, K. (2013) Personal Experiences of Community Treatment Orders: A Qualitative Study of Patient, Psychiatrists and Family Carers. Paper invited by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust CTO Conference, Brighton. 22 November 2013.
- Canvin, K., & Whitehead, M. (2008) Delivering services that enhance resilience and well-being. Focusing on Child Poverty, Capability and Resilience: ‘Beating the Odds’, Leamington Spa, February 2008.
- Canvin. K. (2016), Patient experiences and perceptions of coercion: Universal meaning, individual experiences? In Andrew Molodynski, Jorun Rugkåsa & Tom Burns (eds) Coercion in Community Psychiatry: International Perspectives. Oxford, Oxford University Press.