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Dr Dionne Laporte

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research interests

  • Mental Health
  • Psychology


Dionne Laporte is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health. She joined the Centre in January 2024 and is currently working on the ‘Enriched Package of Social Intervention for Psychoses’ project. Her research centres on investigating associations between the social determinants of health and health inequalities among individuals living with severe mental illnesses, as well as exploring how these inequalities are distributed geographically.

Dionne completed a NIHR-funded PhD in Psychological Medicine at King’s College London. Dionne also holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Kent and a MSc in Clinical Forensic Psychology at King’s College London.

Research Interests

  • Health inequalities
  • Severe mental illnesses
  • Social determinants of health
  • Ethnic inequalities
  • Forensic mental health
  • Geospatial analyses
  • Multilevel modelling
  • Mixed methods

Research Groups

  • Departmentt of Psychological Medicine
  • Qualitative Applied Health Research Centre (QUAHRC)


Laporte, D., Chilman, N., Morgan, C., Schofield, P., Wykes, T., & Das-Munshi, J. (2024). The association between area-level factors and mortality in severe mental illnesses: A systematic review. Schizophrenia Research, 264, 95-104.

Chilman, N., Laporte, D., Dorrington, S., Hatch, S. L., Morgan, C., Okoroji, C., Stewart, R. & Das-Munshi, J. (2024). Understanding social and clinical associations with unemployment for people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorders: large-scale health records study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 1-11.

Bruce, M., & Laporte, D. (2015). Childhood trauma, antisocial personality typologies and recent violent acts among inpatient males with severe mental illness: Exploring an explanatory pathway. Schizophrenia research, 162(1-3), 285-290.