Other projects


GP training for Tourette’s

Blandine is supervising a PhD student alongside Dr Maddie Groom and Dr Charlotte Hall and in partnership with Tourettes Action. The project aims to develop a online training for GPs to increase their awareness and understanding of Tourettes.

CANDAL -Centre for ADHD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan

Blandine is a core member of CANDAL (University of Nottingham). The Centre aims to bring together clinicians, service users and academics with an interest in neurodevelopmental disorders, including attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder and Tourette’s Syndrome.

ADHD in School

Alongside Dr Charlotte Hall, Blandine set up a managed innovation network (MIN). This network focuses on developing a co-produced training resource for education professionals to enhance ADHD awareness and provisions for ADHD in educational settings, principally primary and secondary schools. This network includes clinicians, teachers, Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs), parents and researchers that work together to produce a tailored and effective ADHD training for teachers.

Optima – Online parenting Training for the management of ADHD

Blandine is a co-site lead on the OPTIMA trial. OPTIMA is a research programme organised by King’s College London and the universities of Nottingham and Southampton, in consultation with a group of parents of neurodiverse children and is funded by NIHR. It tests whether a new mobile phone app called STEPS can help families of children who show challenging behaviour. STEPS does not replace clinical support but gives parents access to additional help while they are waiting for a full clinical assessment.


Alongside Dr Matthew Horrocks (University of Nottingham) and Jemma Richmond, Blandine is investigating the impact of non adapted CBT on adults with ADHD. While adapted CBT can be efficient in supporting adults with ADHD, non-adapted, standardised ADHD can be harmful. Through a mixed method approach of surveys and interviews, we aim to establish the delicate balance in receiving CBT as a treatment.

ADHD and Hormones

Led by Dr Jessica Agnew-Blais (Queens Mary University of London), Blandine is supporting an interesting project on the impact of hormones on ADHD in women. Through a mixed method approach, the project aims to highlight how hormonal fluctuation can influence ADHD symptoms.

MAP – Mapping ADHD services in primary care

Blandine is a collaborator on the MAP study led by Dr Anna Price (University of Exeter). Managing young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in primary care: mapping current practice and co-producing guidance to improve healthcare in an underserved population. To map current services, co-create evidence-based guidance, and develop a plan for technology-supported solutions to improve and better co-ordinate primary care for young people aged 16-25 years with ADHD.