Skip to main content
KBS_Icon_questionmark link-ico


I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Psychological Medicine and based at NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre. My current research focuses on using de-identified Electronic Health Records to examine interventions and outcomes in mental health service users. I am particularly interested in examining the effects of exposure to violence on mental health and I have received the Early Career Researcher Award by NIHR Maudsley BRC (2019) and a UKRI VAMHN grant (2021) to further my work in this area. An important part of my current role is also collaborating on projects with national and international pharmaceutical and industry partners.

I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and also teach and supervise MSc students.

Personal and professional development has always been of great interest to me. I am particularly interested in the role of mindset, values and meaning (we attribute to our work) in career progression and the way we experience personal fulfilment. Consequently, I have contributed to a number of workshops delivered to early career researchers in KCL such as ‘Skills and Mindset to Thrive in Research’ and currently also project manage a KCL-wide Research Culture Task and Finish Group Project on Career Mapping and Progression for researchers.


Dr Kadra-Scalzo currently teaches on the Big Data in Mental Health module, which is part of the MSc Mental Health Studies.