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Biography

I did my PhD studentship at KCL 1999-2003, worked in the USA for 5 years (New York State Office for Mental Health 2003-06 and Veterans Health Administration 2006-08) and rejoined KCL in 2008. 

My areas of expertise are in the evaluation of complex interventions in mental health and in evaluation of interventions to reduce mental health related stigma and discrimination. 

Current roles: Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Senior Clinical Adviser, GKT School of Medicine; Joint Academic Lead for the Quality Improvement and Implementation Science Clinical Academic Group, King’s Health Partners. 

Qualifications 

  • B.A. Honours in Physiological Sciences 1989. New College, University of Oxford. 
  • B.M., B.Ch. in Medicine, 1992. University of Oxford School of Clinical Medicine. 
  • Masters in Public Health (Sociomedical Sciences), 1995. Columbia University School of Public Health, New York. 
  • M.Sc. in Public Health 1999 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 
  • Ph.D.in Psychiatry, 2006. University of London. 
  • MRCPsych 1998. 

Research Interests 

  • Mental health related stigma and discrimination.  
  • Psychosocial interventions for people with psychosis. 
  • Use of advance statements in mental health care. 

Teaching

  • Stigma and discrimination related to mental illness. 

Expertise and Public Engagement 

  • Workshop on disclosure in employment for Mind in Croydon three times a year since 2015. 
  • Pint of Science speaker 14/5/18. 
  • Panellist, Mental Health Question Time on compulsory admissions live streamed from University College London 24/4/19.