Dr Grace Lavelle
- Mental Health
Dr Grace Lavelle joined King’s College London in 2019 and is a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychological Medicine. In 2021, Grace was appointed to her current position as a member of the IMPARTS team (https://imparts.org/about/), which is a service developed to improve the support available for patients experiencing psychological distress such as anxiety, low mood or depression, and receiving treatment for a physical health condition.
Her current role includes overseeing the research arm of the programme in addition to leading the co-production of an online peer support platform for people with long-term conditions and subthreshold depression (https://www.quahrc.co.uk/online-peer-support-for-preventing-comorbid-depression-in-people-with-long-term-conditions).
Grace has 10 years research experience running large-scale trials in clinical populations crossing the domains of both physical and mental health including large-scale European examining the potential of remote technology as observational modalities and potential interventions for people with Major Depressive Disorder and Alzheimer’s disease trials (https://www.radar-cns.org/ & https://www.radar-ad.org/). Her work has spanned both qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods studies, including validity and reliability studies, systematic literature reviews, longitudinal cohort studies, randomised controlled trials, economic evaluations and process evaluations.
Grace’s research interests are rooted in advancing the field of the clinical management of health conditions, as well as improving service-users’ experiences among health care structures. She also has a keen interest in public engagement and co-production work, to help better our understanding of the interplay between physical and mental health.
- mental health
- physical health
- cerebral palsy
Education and Training
PhD, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin
BSc in Physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin (First Class Hons)