There are four Research in Practice Teams (RiPT) in SCRiPT. Each RiPT is carrying out a research project from beginning to end. These new teams were created around a topic, or an area, of common interest. Each RiPT comprises 5-6 members, and include practitioners from a variety of disciplines and across the two counties (Hertfordshire and Norfolk).

RiPT members

SCRiPT is supporting the development of RiPT leads and RiPT associate members through bespoke research training. Part of this training is done in partnership with the NIHR ARC East of England, where RiPT leads join the ARC (Applied Research Collaboration) Fellow training programme for the first year of their projects (2022 – 2023).

RiPT PROJECTS

Exploring the lived experiences of older people discharged via ‘Discharge to Assess’ Pathway One, i.e. people who are discharged to their own homes.

RiPT lead

Toby Connell

Quality Assurance Officer
Quality Assurance Team, Adult Social Services
Tel: 01603 679335
Norfolk County Council, Floor 8, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich NR1 2SQ

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RiPT Associate

Lucinda Fisher

Social Worker
Norfolk County Council, Julian Hospital Discharge Team

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RiPT Associate

Wendy Hull

Team Manager

Hertfordshire County Council

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RiPT Associate

Georgina Jones

Practice Manager

Norfolk County Council

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RiPT Associate

Ellie Phillips

Analyst

Norfolk County Council

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Expert by Experience

Kamil Khan

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Expert by Experience

Hameed Khan

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Exploring the effectiveness of OT reablement services in increasing independence among residents

RiPT lead

Sophie Tooke

Reablement Occupational Therapist
Norfolk First Support – Northern
Adult Social Care
Tel: 01603 223226
1 Mill Close, Aylsham, NR11 6LZ

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RiPT Associate

Tamsin Leah

Reablement Occupational Therapist

Norfolk First Support – Eastern

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RiPT Associate

Joanna Ward

Senior Occupational Therapist

Cambridgeshire County Council

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Expert by Experience

Jeremy Dearling

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Expert by Experience

Lynda Hesketh

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The impact of occupational therapy in adult social care learning disability services: exploring the experiences of people with learning disabilities, their carers and occupational therapists.

RiPT lead

Tom Swinson

Occupational Therapist | East Herts and Broxbourne Adult Disability Team | Adult Care Services
Hertfordshire County Council
Farnham House, Six Hills Way. Stevenage SG1 2ST
01438843111 (Team)

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RiPT Associate

Kerry McNamara

Social Worker

Hertfordshire County Council

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Expert by Experience

Sam Prowse

Expert by Experience Advisor

Hertfordshire County Council, HPFT, University of Hertfordshire and other organisations

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Expert by Experience

Beth White

Expert by Experience Advisor

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Expert by Experience

Gavin Howcroft

Expert by Experience Advisor

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Exploring citizen attitudes towards the use of Technology Enabled Care home activity monitoring systems to provide proactive social care service interventions to support independent living at home.

RiPT lead

Chris Metcalf

County Manager – Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology Early Help & Prevention
Dept: 01603 223766 | Direct dial: 01603 224032
County Hall NR1 2DH

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RiPT Associate

Katie Bennett

Deputy Team Manager, Herts Valleys Post Hospital Review Team (as of 13th June)

Hertfordshire County Council

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RiPT Associate

Simanga Billiat

Social Worker

Peace Hospice

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RiPT Associate

Shan Kilby

Assistive Technology Advocate

Hertfordshire County Council

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RiPT Associate

Giles Conneely

Assistive Technology Practitioner

Norfolk County Council, Assistive Technology Early Help & Prevention

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Expert by Experience

Sarah Markham

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RESEARCH PARTNERS