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Claire Henderson

Professor Claire Henderson

Clinical Professor of Public Mental Health

Research interests

  • Mental Health

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 Centre, King’s Health Partners; Director of the Centre for implementation Science.

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
  • FRCPsych 2019

Research

My research interests include development and evaluation of interventions both at the service level and societal level, to promote empowerment among people with mental health problems with respect to involvement in care, condition self-management, and stigma reduction. I am currently Principal Investigator and co-applicant on several mental health service research and public mental health projects, investigating recovery colleges, Advance Choice Documents and Culturally Adapted Family Intervention for Black African and Caribbean service users, mental health literacy, equipping pharmacy staff in England to help people in danger of suicide and domestic violence, and stigma reduction in low and middle income countries.

Education 

Within the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience I supervise PhD and DClinPsy students, lecture on stigma on MSc and DClinPsy course modules, and supervise MSc student dissertations.

Within GKT School of Medicine I have been a Senior Personal Tutor since 8/2014; Personal Tutor to MBBS students since 9/2011; examine Phase 2-5 Observed Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs); interview applicants to the School; and teach medical students on stigma during their psychiatry rotation.

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. 

    Research

    iStock-CIS_1800by900
    Centre for Implementation Science

    The Centre for Implementation Science is home to a team of expert implementation and improvement science researchers, including health economists and statisticians. This team are investigating how best to help ‘implement’ evidence-based practice and clinical research within health services nationally and internationally.

    News Story Images Template (16)
    NIHR Policy Research Unit in Mental Health

    The NIHR Policy Research Unit in Mental Health (MHPRU) at King's and UCL conducts rapid research to inform mental health policy.

    News

    A new generation of Inspiring Women at the IoPPN

    28 new portraits of internationally recognised female professors at the Faculty have been added to IoPPN’s ‘Inspiring Women’ exhibition, celebrating the...

    Inspiring Women cover photo

    Professor Claire Henderson delivers IoPPN Inaugural Lecture 'Listen, share, negotiate – Approaches to empower and destigmatise'.

    The fourth inaugural lecture of the 2022/23 IoPPN Inaugural Lecture Series, entitled 'Listen, share, negotiate – Approaches to empower and destigmatise' was...

    Claire Henderson Inaugural

    The Lancet Commission on Ending Stigma and Discrimination in Mental Health

    Experts call for radical global action to end stigma and discrimination against people with mental health conditions, as this is often ‘worse than the...

    Mental Health

    Time to Change Global campaign reduces mental health stigma in low- and middle-income countries

    Research into the effectiveness of Time to Change Global at reducing mental health stigma in lower income countries

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    Events

    20AprDenmark Hill campus sign

    Demystifying Impact

    This event is an opportunity to hear from others on their journey toward research impact, with sessions on how to maximise your own impact.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    23MarClaire Henderson

    Professor Claire Henderson - Inaugural Lecture

    Join us in celebrating Professor Claire Henderson's - inaugural lecture on 'Listen, share, negotiate – Approaches to empower and destigmatise.'

    Please note: this event has passed.

    Features

    Brainwaves podcast series

    Brainwaves is a podcast series exploring and explaining the latest in mental health and neurosciences research at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology &...

    hero image - brainwaves

      Research

      iStock-CIS_1800by900
      Centre for Implementation Science

      The Centre for Implementation Science is home to a team of expert implementation and improvement science researchers, including health economists and statisticians. This team are investigating how best to help ‘implement’ evidence-based practice and clinical research within health services nationally and internationally.

      News Story Images Template (16)
      NIHR Policy Research Unit in Mental Health

      The NIHR Policy Research Unit in Mental Health (MHPRU) at King's and UCL conducts rapid research to inform mental health policy.

      News

      A new generation of Inspiring Women at the IoPPN

      28 new portraits of internationally recognised female professors at the Faculty have been added to IoPPN’s ‘Inspiring Women’ exhibition, celebrating the...

      Inspiring Women cover photo

      Professor Claire Henderson delivers IoPPN Inaugural Lecture 'Listen, share, negotiate – Approaches to empower and destigmatise'.

      The fourth inaugural lecture of the 2022/23 IoPPN Inaugural Lecture Series, entitled 'Listen, share, negotiate – Approaches to empower and destigmatise' was...

      Claire Henderson Inaugural

      The Lancet Commission on Ending Stigma and Discrimination in Mental Health

      Experts call for radical global action to end stigma and discrimination against people with mental health conditions, as this is often ‘worse than the...

      Mental Health

      Time to Change Global campaign reduces mental health stigma in low- and middle-income countries

      Research into the effectiveness of Time to Change Global at reducing mental health stigma in lower income countries

      group-of-people-in-discussion-hero

      Events

      20AprDenmark Hill campus sign

      Demystifying Impact

      This event is an opportunity to hear from others on their journey toward research impact, with sessions on how to maximise your own impact.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      23MarClaire Henderson

      Professor Claire Henderson - Inaugural Lecture

      Join us in celebrating Professor Claire Henderson's - inaugural lecture on 'Listen, share, negotiate – Approaches to empower and destigmatise.'

      Please note: this event has passed.

      Features

      Brainwaves podcast series

      Brainwaves is a podcast series exploring and explaining the latest in mental health and neurosciences research at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology &...

      hero image - brainwaves