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Dr Rebecca Rhead

Lecturer in Society and Mental Health

Biography

Rebecca first joined King’s College London’s Department of Psychological Medicine in 2017. Prior to this she was based in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London. Rebecca holds a MSc in Social Research Methods and a PhD in Social Statistics from the Cathie Marsh Institute, University of Manchester.

In her previous work Rebecca has used quantitative research methods to study HIV in Zimbabwe, focusing particularly on barriers to care and treatment adherence. She has also used a combination of national survey and IAPT data to assess the mental health and treatment outcomes of ex-military personnel. She has taught research methods to UG and MSc students and am proficient at Stata, Mplus and R.

Rebecca currently works as part of the TIDES research group examining harassment and discrimination in the NHS and health inequalities in the general population.

Research interests

  • Quantitative research methods
  • Structural equation modelling
  • Health inequalities
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Health and wellbeing of healthcare practitioners

    Research

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    Tackling Inequalities and Discrimination Experiences in health Services (TIDES)

    TIDES study investigates how discrimination experienced by both patients and healthcare practitioners may generate and perpetuate inequalities in health service

    Project status: Ongoing

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    Health Inequalities Research Group

    Health Inequalities Research Group is focused on delivering interdisciplinary research on inequalities in mental health in marginalised communities and across health services with an emphasis on race at the intersection of other social identities.

    mental-health-and-brain-research-must-be-a-higher-priority-in-global-response-to-tackle-covid-19-pandemic-cropped-780x440
    Health Inequalities Research Group

    Health Inequalities Research Group is focused on delivering interdisciplinary research on inequalities in mental health in marginalised communities and across health services with an emphasis on race at the intersection of other social identities.

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    Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON)

    Identifying ways to reduce inequalities in health and healthcare

    News

    Study shows discrimination and ethnic inequalities among NHS staff during the pandemic

    New research led by King’s College London, which surveyed over 4500 NHS staff in England, has found that staff from Black, Mixed and ‘Other’ ethnically...

    nhs covid pandemic healthcare

    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

    International Women's Day 2021: The contribution of the women at King's to the global response to COVID-19

    As part of the UN’s International Women’s Day 2021 theme “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”, we recognise the important...

    international women's day

    New study finds prevalent and harmful harassment and discrimination within NHS healthcare workforce

    Researchers at King’s College London have found prevalent and harmful harassment and discrimination committed by and against NHS staff working in London...

    Female healthcare worker sat looking pained with her head on her hand

    Features

    Barriers to accessing talking therapies for service users from racial and ethnic minority groups

    For 2021 World Mental Health Day, the TIDES team discuss equity in mental health services, particularly for those from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds...

    Tides Blog WMHD 780x440

      Research

      tides logo
      Tackling Inequalities and Discrimination Experiences in health Services (TIDES)

      TIDES study investigates how discrimination experienced by both patients and healthcare practitioners may generate and perpetuate inequalities in health service

      Project status: Ongoing

      mental-health-and-brain-research-must-be-a-higher-priority-in-global-response-to-tackle-covid-19-pandemic-cropped-780x440
      Health Inequalities Research Group

      Health Inequalities Research Group is focused on delivering interdisciplinary research on inequalities in mental health in marginalised communities and across health services with an emphasis on race at the intersection of other social identities.

      mental-health-and-brain-research-must-be-a-higher-priority-in-global-response-to-tackle-covid-19-pandemic-cropped-780x440
      Health Inequalities Research Group

      Health Inequalities Research Group is focused on delivering interdisciplinary research on inequalities in mental health in marginalised communities and across health services with an emphasis on race at the intersection of other social identities.

      Child health small
      Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON)

      Identifying ways to reduce inequalities in health and healthcare

      News

      Study shows discrimination and ethnic inequalities among NHS staff during the pandemic

      New research led by King’s College London, which surveyed over 4500 NHS staff in England, has found that staff from Black, Mixed and ‘Other’ ethnically...

      nhs covid pandemic healthcare

      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

      International Women's Day 2021: The contribution of the women at King's to the global response to COVID-19

      As part of the UN’s International Women’s Day 2021 theme “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”, we recognise the important...

      international women's day

      New study finds prevalent and harmful harassment and discrimination within NHS healthcare workforce

      Researchers at King’s College London have found prevalent and harmful harassment and discrimination committed by and against NHS staff working in London...

      Female healthcare worker sat looking pained with her head on her hand

      Features

      Barriers to accessing talking therapies for service users from racial and ethnic minority groups

      For 2021 World Mental Health Day, the TIDES team discuss equity in mental health services, particularly for those from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds...

      Tides Blog WMHD 780x440