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- MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow
- Division of Psychiatry
- Faculty of Brain Sciences
I am a general adult psychiatrist, working with adults with mental illness in Camden and Islington. I completed medical school at Oxford University, and then trained in psychiatry in north London. I completed an Epidemiology MSc at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2009. I am currently completing a PhD on crime victimisation among people with severe mental illness at the Mental Health Sciences Unit in UCL.
My research is funded by the Medical Research Council. For the last three years I have been working on the Mental Health and Justice Study. This study- a collaboration between UCL, the IOP, Mind, St Goerge's and Victims Support- investigated criminal victimisation among people with severe mental illness (SMI). We recruited 361 patients with SMI, and compared victimisation in this group to victimisation among 3138 controls who participated in the Home Office's national crime survey. We found that- compared with the general population- people with severe mental illness were three times as likely to be a victim of crime, and five times as likely to be a victim of violent assault. Women with SMI were particularly vulnerable- being ten times more likely to experience violence than control women. The research also investigated the impact and reporting of crime, risk factors for victimisation, and access to the criminal justice system.
Please see a summary of the findings here:
The findings were reported in the media e.g.
I teach medical students and psychiatry trainees in the course of my clinical practice, and I have lectured on the MBBS course for medical students at UCL.
|01-APR-2013||Locum Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry||General Adult Psychiatry||Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom|
|01-SEP-2009||MRC Research Training Fellow||Mental Health Sciences Unit||UCL, United Kingdom|
|2010||MSc||Master of Science (by research)||London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine|
|2005||MA||Master of Arts||University of Oxford|
|2005||MRCPsych||Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists||Royal College of Physicians|
|1998||MB.ChB||Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery||University of Oxford|
|1995||BA||Bachelor of Arts||University of Oxford|