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Miss Anna Christina Hunt BSc Psychology; MSc Investigative and Forensic Psychology; GCP Trained

Senior Research Assistant ANTLER Trial

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Miss Anna Hunt is a Senior Research Assistant within the School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton.

Anna is passionate about applied research and has a keen interest in mental health, early intervention and policy. Through numerous posts she has worked in a variety of settings ranging from the nighttime economy, to schools, to emergency service training days. Anna has carried out research posts across the UK and internationally.

After completing her Master’s degree at the University of Liverpool, Anna won an internship to work at the Home Team Behavioral Science Centre in Singapore. Here Anna looked at the gambling behaviors of pathological gamblers, as well of the benefits of providing support to victims of crime.

Anna returned to the UK and carried out research posts at the Social Research Unit in Devon (working on the KiVa anti-bullying RCT in schools across Wales) and the Centre for Public Health in Liverpool. Here Anna carried out fieldwork looking at drinking behaviors and implications across the UK, as well as working on the “Violence Prevention Evidence Base” in association with the World Health Organisation.

Anna has spent the last two years working on the Inter STAARS RCT and Triple A project at the University of Southampton Psychology Department. INTER-STAARS is a randomized control trial evaluating a computer-based attention training intervention for infants (aged 10 - 14 months) at risk of developing ADHD. Triple A is project that offers ADHD assessments for adults aged 18 or older.

Anna currently works in the Faculty of Medicine on the ANTLER Trial looking at antidepressant use to prevent relapse in depression.

Research interests

Health; Depression; Mental Health; Policy; Practice

Research group

Primary Care & Population Sciences

Affiliate research group

Primary Care Research group

Research project(s)

ANTidepressants to prevent reLapse in dEpRession (ANTLER)

We want to find out if long term maintenance treatment for depression is effective.

Patient-reported outcome measures for monitoring primary care patients with depression: PROMDEP randomised controlled trial.

We want to look at whether giving personal feedback to people being treated for depression might help them get better more quickly.

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Miss Anna Christina Hunt
Primary Care and Population Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
University of Southampton
Aldermoor Health Centre
Aldermoor Close
SO16 5ST

T: 023 8059 1863
F: 023 8070 1125

Room Number: 9590 AHC/102

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