Danielle Glennon

BSc, MA, RMN, MBACP

Lead for Eating Disorders Unit

Danielle Glennon is Lead for outpatient and day care services in the Trust’s Eating Disorders Service.

She provides leadership and operational management on the unit, co-ordinating referrals and discharges, agreeing care packages, and developing and maintaining quality standards across the service.

Other roles

Other roles have included:

  • Running workshops for BEAT, the online self-help bulimia programme
  • Training on group process and using the Maudsley Model for anorexia as part of one’s practice
  • Part of the core team developing a new evidenced-based eating disorders day care service.
  • Wrote and co-wrote policies for the day care service and the therapeutic programme.
  • Oversaw and supervised the new continuing care clinic for patients with severe and enduring eating disorders
  • Contributed to the protocols for using the online self-help bulimia program as a first step in treatment (as recommended by National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidelines).
  • Contributing to the development of smooth care pathways for patients and carers moving across Trust services.

Background

Danielle completed a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Hons in Psychology at Teeside University in 1998. She went on to do a Masters (MA) in Counselling Studies and Psychology at Durham University and a Diploma of Higher Education in Accelerated Mental Health Nursing at King’s College London.

Danielle has been involved in setting up and implementing a new day care service founded on a bio/psycho/social model, as well as expanding the day care and outpatients’ team and service, including a late clinic.

She was appointed Service Lead for Outpatients and Day Care Eating Disorders in 2010.

Research

Current research interests include:

  • The effectiveness of using the online self-help bulimia programme as part of the Trust service
  • The effectiveness and outcomes of day care, as well as its place in eating disorders services
  • Online self-help for carers, and how skills-based education and support can be offered to carers as part of assisting their loved one’s recovery.
  • Supporting the research study ‘Anorexia nervosa – The Maudsley model of care versus specialist supportive care pilot’. She contributed as a research therapist, supervisor and therapist coordinator, as well as providing the therapy for the research directly
  • Supporting the research study ‘Anorexia nervosa – MANTRA versus specialist support care. In this case, she contributed as a research therapist, supervisor and therapist coordinator
  • Supporting our bulimia trial, looking at Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-based group therapy versus Emotional and Social Mind-based group therapy, contributing as therapist and supervisor
  • Research therapist for Mentalization-based treatment with eating disorders
  • Care pathways into practice
  • Service development

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