Madeline is a mental health nurse and health psychologist who joined City University London in 1999. She specialises in psychosocial interventions for psychosis and the role of emotion in learning and teaching. She previously worked as a Research Cognitive Therapist at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London.
Madeline initially worked as a mental health nurse with additional training in cognitive therapy at the Institute of Psychiatry. This led to a post as a Research Cognitive Therapist on a national randomised controlled trial that contributed to the evidence base for cognitive behavioural therapy for people with schizophrenia. She then moved to City University London as Course Director for the interprofessional Diploma in Psychosocial Interventions (Thorn Initiative).
Recently she has led on the development of innovative groups to support mental health nursing students to learn about the emotional impact of practice. She is interested in applying systems-centered theory and interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB) to understand how groupwork affects student development.
MSc, PG Diploma
Languages: French, German, Spanish
Administrative Roles & Clinical Activity
- Interim Programme Manager (Mental Health Nursing Programme)
- Mental health representative at Learning and Teaching Committee and Student Experience Committee.
- Honorary Nurse Therapist, East London NHS Foundation Trust
(Group psychotherapy for people experiencing psychosis)
-University of Central Lancaster (UCLAN)
-Systems-Centered Training and Research Institute, member of the Curriculum Development Group that develops training modules that are delivered in the USA, UK and Sweden.
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
- Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
- The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychoses (ISPS UK)
- Systems-Centered Training and Research Institute (SCTRI)
Research into the efficacy of cognitive behavioural therapy for schizophrenia.
Cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis, groupwork.
Mental health nursing and long term conditions groups.
- O'Carroll, M. (2007). Essential Mental Health Nursing skills. London: Elsevier.
- Young, N., O'Carroll, M. and Rayner, L. (2008). Making a Difference. In Stickley, T. and Bassett, T. (Eds.), Learning about mental health practice Wiley. ISBN 978-0-470-51227-2.
- Rayner, L., Young, N. and O'Carroll, M. (2008). Psychosocial Interventions: Implementation in Practice. Teaching Mental Health (pp. 209–220). ISBN 978-0-470-03029-5.
- Sensky, T., Turkington, D., Kingdon, D., Scott, J.L., Scott, J., Siddle, R. … Barnes, T.R.E. (2000). A randomized controlled trial of cognitive-behavioral therapy for persistent symptoms in schizophrenia resistant to medication.
- O'Carroll, M., Rayner, L. and Young, N. (2004). Education and training in psychosocial interventions: a survey of Thorn Initiative course leaders. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs, 11(5), pp. 602–607. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2850.2004.768.x.
- O'Carroll, M., Sensky, T., Turkington, D., Kingdon, D., Scott, J.L., Scott, J. … O'Carroll, M. (2000). A randomised controlled trial of cognitive behavioural therapy for persistent symptoms in schizophrenia resistant to medication. Archives of General Psychiatry, 57, pp. 165–172.
Pre-registration mental health nursing programme (Degree and Post Graduate Diploma level)
Currently Interim Programme Manager for Pre-registration Mental Health Nursing Programme.
HS1011 Foundations of Relationship centred practice
HS 2043 Experiencing long term care, rehabilitation and recovery
HSM 043 Experiencing long term care, rehabilitation and recovery
HSM 001 Relationship centred care and concepts of biology for health
HS 2443 Cognitive behavioural therapy
APM 005 Evidence based psychosocial interventions in mental health
Personal and Professional Development (PPD)
Group facilitator for PPD groups for students