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Professor Sally Marlow

Professor Sally Marlow

Professor of Practice in Public Understanding of Mental Health Research

Research interests

  • Mental Health
  • Biomedical and life sciences

Contact details

Biography

Sally Marlow is Professor of Practice in Public Understanding of Mental Health Research at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, where she works with cultural partners, community groups and service users to create events and activities to support her research, and the work of colleagues.

She is also a BBC radio broadcaster, regularly pitching, developing, recording and presenting radio documentaries on mental health topics for Radio 3, Radio 4 and the World Service.

Sally was awarded the first ever Professor of Practice title at King's in September 2022. 

Research 

Sally's research interests are mental health and addiction, particularly in women and young people, and she uses interdisciplinary collaborations to achieve her research objectives.

Sally is joint PI on Sound Young Minds, a King's Together interdisciplinary collaboration investigating the benefits of music in mental health settings. Joint PI on Cryptoculture 3.0, a King's Together interdisciplinary collaboration exploring using art to explain complex cybersecurity issues. PI on project investigating phenomenology of Mutual Aid groups springing up as a response to COVID.

Further details

See Sally's research profile

Research

1908x558_stories2018-young-leaders
Sound Young Minds

A proof of concept study of effective methodologies to evaluate musical interventions

on-edge
King’s Engaged Research Network (KERN)

Find out more about the King’s Engaged Researcher Network

News

Scoring Mental Health: two musical performances in South London to rethink the sound of mental illness

Artists, musicians, experts by experience and researchers will create musical representations of mental health conditions in two November performances at the...

grey sketch of people playing musical instruments

A new generation of Inspiring Women at the IoPPN

28 new portraits of internationally recognised female professors at the Faculty have been added to IoPPN’s ‘Inspiring Women’ exhibition, celebrating the...

Inspiring Women cover photo

Artangel and King's College London collaboration to mark World Mental Health Day 2023

Series of film screenings from artist Marcus Coates explore lived experiences of psychosis take place at venues at IoPPN and Science Gallery London to...

Marcus Coates Artangel The Directors

'The poet hiding a secret' – King's Chapel hosts Veritable Michael

The College Chapel hosted a showing of Veritable Michael, an opera based on the true story of Michael Field - a Victorian poet who was hiding a secret.

Veritable Michael

Dr Sally Marlow to be first Researcher in Residence at BBC Radio 3

Dr Sally Marlow, Research Champion for Impact and Engagement at the NIHR Maudsley BRC and Engagement and Impact Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry,...

News Story Images

'Sound Young Minds' wins 2020 Royal Philharmonic Society Impact Award

This week, ‘Sound Young Minds’ won the 2020 Royal Philharmonic Society Impact Award which recognises outstanding initiatives or organisations which engage and...

music 2

New podcast explores relationship between societal changes and mental health

The Centre for Society and Mental Health at King’s College London is hosting a new podcast that will explore how changes in society affect our mental health...

New podcast explores relationship between societal changes and mental health

Events

23AprNever Too Late

Professor Sally Marlow - Inaugural Lecture

Join us in celebrating Professor Sally Marlow's inaugural lecture on 'Never Too Late.''

18JanFeedback Loops

Feedback Loops

Words cannot always convey experience, thought and feeling. In this performance contemporary dancer Anna Spink interprets data from RADAR-CNS

Please note: this event has passed.

14Nov780x440-scoringmentlahealthbbc

Scoring Mental Health: Live at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN)

Join us for the inaugural performance with composer Gawain Hewitt & musicians from City of London Sinfonia, part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2023.

Please note: this event has passed.

10OctThe_Directors_Kings

King's College London + Artangel present 'The Directors: Marcus'

Flagship event for World Mental Health Day, a film screening & discussion exploring lived experience of psychosis with artist Marcus Coates. By Institute o

Please note: this event has passed.

23Feb59 Maudsley Debate 2023

59th Maudsley Debate

Join us for a topical mental health debate on self-binding directives.

Please note: this event has passed.

23NovBRC in the Community

BRC in the Community

An evening celebrating mental health research taking place in south London.

Please note: this event has passed.

27Octart-mannequins_780x440px

Creating knowledge through participatory theatre

Part of the new KERN Public Engagement at King’s Seminar Series (PEAKSS)

Please note: this event has passed.

Features

World Mental Health Day: understanding the role of our society

On World Mental Health Day, the ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health is highlighting the need to understand how societal systems, structures and...

Busy society at tube

Spotlight

Normalising the Menopause

Historically menopause has been overlooked and trivialised. Though a natural process, for some women physical and psychological symptoms of menopause can be...

Menopause spotlight

Research

1908x558_stories2018-young-leaders
Sound Young Minds

A proof of concept study of effective methodologies to evaluate musical interventions

on-edge
King’s Engaged Research Network (KERN)

Find out more about the King’s Engaged Researcher Network

News

Scoring Mental Health: two musical performances in South London to rethink the sound of mental illness

Artists, musicians, experts by experience and researchers will create musical representations of mental health conditions in two November performances at the...

grey sketch of people playing musical instruments

A new generation of Inspiring Women at the IoPPN

28 new portraits of internationally recognised female professors at the Faculty have been added to IoPPN’s ‘Inspiring Women’ exhibition, celebrating the...

Inspiring Women cover photo

Artangel and King's College London collaboration to mark World Mental Health Day 2023

Series of film screenings from artist Marcus Coates explore lived experiences of psychosis take place at venues at IoPPN and Science Gallery London to...

Marcus Coates Artangel The Directors

'The poet hiding a secret' – King's Chapel hosts Veritable Michael

The College Chapel hosted a showing of Veritable Michael, an opera based on the true story of Michael Field - a Victorian poet who was hiding a secret.

Veritable Michael

Dr Sally Marlow to be first Researcher in Residence at BBC Radio 3

Dr Sally Marlow, Research Champion for Impact and Engagement at the NIHR Maudsley BRC and Engagement and Impact Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry,...

News Story Images

'Sound Young Minds' wins 2020 Royal Philharmonic Society Impact Award

This week, ‘Sound Young Minds’ won the 2020 Royal Philharmonic Society Impact Award which recognises outstanding initiatives or organisations which engage and...

music 2

New podcast explores relationship between societal changes and mental health

The Centre for Society and Mental Health at King’s College London is hosting a new podcast that will explore how changes in society affect our mental health...

New podcast explores relationship between societal changes and mental health

Events

23AprNever Too Late

Professor Sally Marlow - Inaugural Lecture

Join us in celebrating Professor Sally Marlow's inaugural lecture on 'Never Too Late.''

18JanFeedback Loops

Feedback Loops

Words cannot always convey experience, thought and feeling. In this performance contemporary dancer Anna Spink interprets data from RADAR-CNS

Please note: this event has passed.

14Nov780x440-scoringmentlahealthbbc

Scoring Mental Health: Live at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN)

Join us for the inaugural performance with composer Gawain Hewitt & musicians from City of London Sinfonia, part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2023.

Please note: this event has passed.

10OctThe_Directors_Kings

King's College London + Artangel present 'The Directors: Marcus'

Flagship event for World Mental Health Day, a film screening & discussion exploring lived experience of psychosis with artist Marcus Coates. By Institute o

Please note: this event has passed.

23Feb59 Maudsley Debate 2023

59th Maudsley Debate

Join us for a topical mental health debate on self-binding directives.

Please note: this event has passed.

23NovBRC in the Community

BRC in the Community

An evening celebrating mental health research taking place in south London.

Please note: this event has passed.

27Octart-mannequins_780x440px

Creating knowledge through participatory theatre

Part of the new KERN Public Engagement at King’s Seminar Series (PEAKSS)

Please note: this event has passed.

Features

World Mental Health Day: understanding the role of our society

On World Mental Health Day, the ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health is highlighting the need to understand how societal systems, structures and...

Busy society at tube

Spotlight

Normalising the Menopause

Historically menopause has been overlooked and trivialised. Though a natural process, for some women physical and psychological symptoms of menopause can be...

Menopause spotlight