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Biography

Dr Faith Matcham is a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Psychological Medicine. She manages the major depressive disorder work-package of the Remote Assessment of Disease and Relapse- Central Nervous System (RADAR-CNS) study, coordinating an international multi-centre prospective cohort study examining the use of digital technology to measure symptoms and predict relapse in people with depression. RADAR-CNS is jointly led by King’s College London and Janssen Pharmaceutical NV, funded by the Innovate Medicines Initiative (a Public Private Partnership established between the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and the European Union) and includes 22 organisations from across Europe and the US. It brings together experts from diverse fields including clinical research, engineering, computer science, information technology, data analytics and health services. 

In addition to her research associate role, Dr Matcham is the research champion for Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) for the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre. This role focuses on ensuring the BRC is an inclusive work environment by enhancing D&I in research, education and public engagement.  

Dr Matcham joined King’s in 2011. 

Education and Training 

2006-2009 BA in Psychology, University of Sussex (first class hons.) 

2009-2011 MSc in Health Psychology, King’s College London (distinction) 

2013-2017 Doctoral training in Health Psychology, British Psychological Society 

2013-2017 PhD Psychological Medicine, King’s College London 

Websites/social media 

Individual: 

https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/faith.matcham.html 

Email: Faith.Matcham@kcl.ac.uk 

Twitter: @faith_matcham 

RADAR-CNS:  

https://www.radar-cns.org/ 

Twitter: @RADARCNS 

Newsletter subscription: https://www.radar-cns.org/subscribe-our-newsletter 

Research Interests

  • Digital technology 
  • Mental/physical comorbidity 
  • Mobile Health 
  • Mental Health 
  • Epidemiology 

Research Groups

Remote Assessment of Disease and Relapse -Central Nervous System (RADAR-CNS) 

Expertise and Public Engagement

Contribution to chronic pain working group led by the Office of Health Economics.

Description

Undergraduate Teaching 

2016-ongoing: Graduate Teaching Assistant for Psychology BSc, contributing to modules including: 

  • Research Methods 
  • Psychological Skills 

2014-2017: “Statistical Methods in Epidemiology” – 3 x 3 hour lectures/workshops provided for the SSC Psychiatry Research with Neuroscience 

Postgraduate Teaching 

2014-ongoing: Small group tutorials for MSc Mental Health Studies 

2014-ongoing: Research methods tutorials and “Describing data” lecture for MSc Psychiatric Research 

2016-ongoing: “Systematic reviews and critical appraisal” lecture for MSc Rheumatology 

2017-ongoing: “Systematic reviews and critical appraisal” lecture for Integrated Academic Training 

2018-ongoing: “Systematic reviews” for DClinPsy 

Project Supervision 

Undergraduate 

2014-2016: Research project supervision for iBSc.  

Postgraduate 

2015-ongoing: Research project supervision for MSc Mental Health Studies 

2015-ongoing: Research project supervision for MSc Health Psychology 

2017-ongoing: Personal tutor, Department of Psychological Medicine 

2017-ongoing: PhD supervision, Department of Health Psychology 

2018-ongoing: Research project supervision for MSc Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology