Mandi Newton Bio
Dr. Newton is a clinician scientist and health outcomes researcher in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta who is interested in improving child and adolescent emergency psychiatric care.
Her research is primarily situated in the emergency department, an important mental health care systems entry point in times of acute crisis and illness deterioration. To date, research in this area both nationally and internationally is limited. This limitation is compounded by the lack of clinical practice recommendations for assessing and treating pediatric mental health emergencies. In short, evidence-based clinical practice in this field is inadequate.
Her research bridges researchers, clinicians, decision makers and administrators at local,
Family/child focused studies: determining illness and care experiences/needs (prospective cohort and qualitative studies), provincial and national levels to establish best evidence-based practice in this field. Types of research projects led by my group include the following:
- Family/child focused studies: determining illness and care experiences/needs (prospective cohort and qualitative studies).
- Synthesis studies: synthesizing evidence through systematic and narrative reviews to formulate research, health-care and policy recommendations.
- Measurement studies: developing clinical and educational measures to assist with health care delivery and personnel training. These studies use psychometric designs.
- Intervention/resource studies: evaluating care, policy and training for pediatric emergency mental health care using clinical trial and mixed method designs.
- System studies: identifying gaps and strengths in health care access, delivery and planning. Studies are typically cross-sectional or qualitative in design.