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Research and Consultancy: developing the evidence-base

WARRN aims to produce, and to keep abreast of, new developments in the scientific evidence-base relevant to risk assessment and risk management and to disseminate this information to staff across both Health and Social Care in Wales via our consultancy service and training events. 

WARRN aims to fill the gaps in the evidence-base relevant to risk assessment and risk management where such gaps exist. The directors of WARRN are all senior academics and clinicians who have published high impact research on risk assessment and risk management in both mentally disordered offenders and prison populations. We have developed an international reputation as world leaders in the field of evidence-based risk assessment and therefore have excellent credentials for developing and delivering training on evidence-based practice in the area. 

See publication page ( Click here ) for some of our peer reviewed scientific publications. 

Our recent research efforts have been in the area of evidence-based risk assessment in: 
  • Learning Disability;
  • Personality Disordered offenders;
  • Women;
  • The development of a structured clinical guide for the assessment of risk of suicide;
  • The effectiveness of the Classification of Violence Risk (COVR) in predicting risk of violence (a new risk assessment tool based upon iterative tree analysis and arising directly from the MacArthur Project in America);
  • Testing the efficacy of the Short-Term Assessment of Risk and Treatment (START) in mentally disordered offenders and civil psychiatric service-users. START is a new structured clinical guide designed to measure a service-users' generic risks (including violence, self-harm and self-neglect).
  • The development of computerised implicit measures of cognition in the accurate identification of risk of self-harm and suicide.