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Madeleine Ellis

Research Assistant


Madeleine joined the Mental Health Nursing team at IoPPN as a Research Assistant in February 2021, examining the uses of body worn cameras in acute mental health units. She also works part-time as a Patient Public Involvement Coordinator for the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

Madeleine completed a BA(Hons) in Social and Political Studies at Ruskin College, Oxford (2017), followed by a MA in Disability Studies at the University of Leeds (2019). Her research interests relate to issues of disability and citizenship, the normalisation of participatory methods for healthcare improvement, and patient experiences of mental distress, recovery and navigating systems of care.

Prior to starting at KCL, Madeleine worked in the voluntary sector as a Research Manager for Healthwatch Barnet and as a Researcher for the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers. She has worked on a wide range of disability and health research projects in these roles.

Research interests

  • Disability and issues of social and political engagement
  • Participatory methods of health and social care policy, research, and improvement
  • Experiences of mental distress, recovery, and the navigation of systems of care
  • Women’s mental health and motherhood


Expertise and Public Engagement

Madeleine has experience of delivering inclusive and impactful patient public engagement for health and social care projects and research. She also currently works part-time as an Involvement Coordinator for the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.