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Dr Jayati Das-Munshi

Dr Jayati Das-Munshi

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Clinical Reader

Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist.

Research subject areas

  • Psychiatry

Contact details


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


  • 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.