Measuring the progress and outcome of patients at Thomas Embling Hospital

Investigator: Gregg Shinkfield

Supervisors: James Ogloff, Stuart Thomas

Rationale and aims:

  • The present study seeks to evaluate the accuracy of the Routine Outcome Measures (ROMs) currently mandated for use in Thomas Embling Hospital (TEH), and to appraise the utility of these measures in relation to other available forensic specific tools.


  • Phase 1 – review of outcome measure tools developed and validated for use in forensic mental health services;
  • Phase 2 – audit of ROMs currently used in TEH
  • Phase 3 – comparison of existing measures with forensic mental health specific tools


Shinkfield, G., & Ogloff, J. (2014). A review and analysis of routine outcome measures for forensic mental health services. The International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 13(3), 252-271.

Shinkfield, G., & Ogloff, J. (2015). Use and interpretation of routine outcome measures in forensic mental health. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 24(1), 11-18. doi: 10.1111/inm.12092