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Dr Jayati Das-Munshi

Clinical Reader

  • Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist

Research interests

  • Psychiatry

Biography

Dr Das-Munshi is a Clinical Reader in Social and Psychiatric Epidemiology at King's College London and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist with South London & Maudsley NHS Trust. She has led work which uses large-scale routine data and data linkages, informed by qualitative methodologies, to understand mental health inequalities, over the life course. She has a keen interest in maximising the potential of datasets to understand mental health inequalities, through a range of approaches including data linkage and secondary data analysis. Her main areas of expertise relate to inequalities at the physical/ mental health interface and particularly mortality in severe mental illnesses, and she has a particular interest in understanding ethnic inequalities in mental health. She has led work for the WHO, leading to guidelines for the management of physical health in people with severe mental illnesses, she is an advisor the UK Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Surveys, and has worked in an advisory capacity for the Office for Health Improvements and Disparities (previously Public Health England). With Professor George Ploubidis (Director of CLS, UCL) she co-leads a platform on cohorts and quantitative methods, for the ESRC Centre For Society and Mental Health, at King's College London.

Research interests

  • Data science methods (Data linkage, Natural Language Processing (NLP) of free text to understand inequalities), applied statistical methods for epidemiology (multi-level modelling, analysis of cohorts/ prospective data)
  • Mental health inequalities (mortality and physical health in people with severe mental illness)
  • Ethnic minority mental health inequalities (pathways into care, access to treatments, physical health/ mental health/multimorbidities, impact of neighbourhoods)
  • Participatory methods to involve people in mental health research and data sciences

Teaching

  • Co-lead for module in Applied Statistical Methods in Psychiatric Epidemiology, offered to students primarily enrolled in the Global Mental Health MSc course offered across KCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHE)

PhD supervision

Dr Das-Munshi has a specific interest in ethnic minority mental health inequalities but has conducted/supervised work across a range of other issues, including intersectional/multiple disadvantage, neighbourhood/area-level health inequalities, and physical health inequalities in people with mental disorders. She would be interested to supervise students who are keen to use data linkage/electronic health records or other secondary data sources to address questions within these broad topic areas and who have an interest in developing high quality statistical/epidemiological methods when working with data.

 

    Research

    Mental Health
    Social and Economic Predictors of the Severe Mental Disorders: The SEP-MD Data Linkage Study

    Linking health records and census data to advance understanding of mortality, in-patient admissions and worklessness among people with severe mental illness.

    Project status: Ongoing

    FEATURE CUSP Window
    Centre for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) London

    CUSP London is a collaboration between King’s College London and New York University, which brings together researchers, businesses, local authorities and government agencies, to apply data science and visual analytics to challenges in and for London.

    News

    Applications open for three new studentships at the ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health

    The ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health invite prospective students to apply for new studentships aligned with its key research areas, with a focus on...

    people walking

    Researchers call for better integration of mental health and alcohol services among minority ethnic groups

    New research shows the association between alcohol use and mental health differs across minority ethnic groups, and provides insight into people’s reasons for...

    Growing numbers of alcohol related hospital admissions linked to local spending cuts

    People with severe mental illness at 50 per cent higher risk of death following COVID-19 infection

    New research from King’s College London has found that people in the UK with severe mental illness were at increased risk of death from all causes following...

    covid sad

    Exposure to air pollution is associated with increased use of psychiatric services in people with dementia

    New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at king's College London has found exposure to air pollution is associated...

    Air-pollution

    Generational inequalities in mental health accelerated with the COVID-19 pandemic

    Generational inequalities in mental health widened over the course of the UK’s COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new peer-reviewed study published in the...

    deaton-inequality-hero

    Environmental Risk (E-Risk) Longitudinal Twin Study Receives £2.3m Funding

    The Environmental Risk (E-Risk) Longitudinal Twin Study has been backed by £2.3 million funding from the UKRI Medical Research Council to collect new...

    E-Risk-Study-logo

    People from ethnic minority backgrounds experience persisting inequality in their treatment for common mental health problems in England

    New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London has assessed the prevalence of common mental health...

    medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-40568

    Excess deaths in people with mental health conditions increased during the COVID-19 pandemic

    A study based on more than 160,000 patients has revealed greater number of deaths amongst those with mental health conditions and intellectual disabilities...

    carerwithnurse

    King's to lead new collaboration to reduce health inequalities for people with learning disabilities and autistic people

    King’s College London, working with the NHS England and NHS Improvement, will lead a collaboration of several academic, Trust and voluntary sector partners...

    books and lights

    King's Researchers awarded grant to explore the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare inequalities

    Researchers at King’s College London have been selected as one of 10 teams to participate in a new COVID-19 research programme funded by the Health Foundation.

    Help gauge impact of COVID-19 on ethnic inequalities

    Events

    25Aprrp2 wales report

    Ethnic Inequalities in Healthcare for people with multiple long-term conditions

    Panelists will be discussing recent research and policy implications around ethnic inequalities in healthcare and care quality among people with multiple...

    Please note: this event has passed.

    Features

    Bringing data together to understand employment, disability and health among people with severe mental illness

    People from racialised minority groups diagnosed with severe mental illnesses may face greater social inequities, leading to worse outcomes following...

    Bringing data together

    The story of the SEP-MD study: Why link data?

    In this blog, the SEP-MD study team highlight the importance of their innovative project linking mental health hospital records with Census data.

    shannon-potter-bHlZX1D4I8g-unsplash

      Research

      Mental Health
      Social and Economic Predictors of the Severe Mental Disorders: The SEP-MD Data Linkage Study

      Linking health records and census data to advance understanding of mortality, in-patient admissions and worklessness among people with severe mental illness.

      Project status: Ongoing

      FEATURE CUSP Window
      Centre for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) London

      CUSP London is a collaboration between King’s College London and New York University, which brings together researchers, businesses, local authorities and government agencies, to apply data science and visual analytics to challenges in and for London.

      News

      Applications open for three new studentships at the ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health

      The ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health invite prospective students to apply for new studentships aligned with its key research areas, with a focus on...

      people walking

      Researchers call for better integration of mental health and alcohol services among minority ethnic groups

      New research shows the association between alcohol use and mental health differs across minority ethnic groups, and provides insight into people’s reasons for...

      Growing numbers of alcohol related hospital admissions linked to local spending cuts

      People with severe mental illness at 50 per cent higher risk of death following COVID-19 infection

      New research from King’s College London has found that people in the UK with severe mental illness were at increased risk of death from all causes following...

      covid sad

      Exposure to air pollution is associated with increased use of psychiatric services in people with dementia

      New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at king's College London has found exposure to air pollution is associated...

      Air-pollution

      Generational inequalities in mental health accelerated with the COVID-19 pandemic

      Generational inequalities in mental health widened over the course of the UK’s COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new peer-reviewed study published in the...

      deaton-inequality-hero

      Environmental Risk (E-Risk) Longitudinal Twin Study Receives £2.3m Funding

      The Environmental Risk (E-Risk) Longitudinal Twin Study has been backed by £2.3 million funding from the UKRI Medical Research Council to collect new...

      E-Risk-Study-logo

      People from ethnic minority backgrounds experience persisting inequality in their treatment for common mental health problems in England

      New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London has assessed the prevalence of common mental health...

      medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-40568

      Excess deaths in people with mental health conditions increased during the COVID-19 pandemic

      A study based on more than 160,000 patients has revealed greater number of deaths amongst those with mental health conditions and intellectual disabilities...

      carerwithnurse

      King's to lead new collaboration to reduce health inequalities for people with learning disabilities and autistic people

      King’s College London, working with the NHS England and NHS Improvement, will lead a collaboration of several academic, Trust and voluntary sector partners...

      books and lights

      King's Researchers awarded grant to explore the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare inequalities

      Researchers at King’s College London have been selected as one of 10 teams to participate in a new COVID-19 research programme funded by the Health Foundation.

      Help gauge impact of COVID-19 on ethnic inequalities

      Events

      25Aprrp2 wales report

      Ethnic Inequalities in Healthcare for people with multiple long-term conditions

      Panelists will be discussing recent research and policy implications around ethnic inequalities in healthcare and care quality among people with multiple...

      Please note: this event has passed.

      Features

      Bringing data together to understand employment, disability and health among people with severe mental illness

      People from racialised minority groups diagnosed with severe mental illnesses may face greater social inequities, leading to worse outcomes following...

      Bringing data together

      The story of the SEP-MD study: Why link data?

      In this blog, the SEP-MD study team highlight the importance of their innovative project linking mental health hospital records with Census data.

      shannon-potter-bHlZX1D4I8g-unsplash