Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Professor of Mental Health Research



+44 (0)20 3313 4161m.crawford




Ms Nicole Hickey +44 (0)20 3313 4161




7N11bCommonwealth BuildingHammersmith Campus





I am a Professor in Mental Health Research in the Centre for Psychiatry. I also work as an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the Waterview Centre a specialist service for people with personality disorder provided by Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

I trained in psychiatry at the Royal Free and Maudsley Hospital and in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Following this I completed an MD on the management of suicidal behaviour.

My primary academic interest is in mental health services research. I am involved in the development and evaluation of psychosocial interventions for people with complex mental health needs such as those with personality disorder and psychoses. Current projects include clinical trials of lamotrigine for people with borderline personality disorder and low intensity psycholsocial interventions. 

I also work for the Royal College of Psychiatrists as the Director of the Centre for Quality Improvement. This involves helping run national mental health audits, quality networks and accreditation programmes aimed at improving the quality of mental health services.



Deb S, Crawford M, Limbu B, et al., Short-term PsychoEducation for Carers To Reduce Over Medication of people with intellectual disabilities (SPECTROM): study protocol., Bmj Open, ISSN:2044-6055

Tyrer P, Wang D, Crawford M, et al., 2020, Sustained benefit of cognitive behaviour therapy for health anxiety in medical patients (CHAMP) over 8 years: a randomised-controlled trial., Psychological Medicine, ISSN:0033-2917, Pages:1-9

Crawford MJ, Thana L, Sanatinia R, Structured Psychological Support (SPS) for people with personality disorder: Feasibility randomised controlled trial of a low-intensity intervention., Bjpsych Open, ISSN:2056-4724

Day C, Briskman J, Crawford MJ, et al., 2020, An intervention for parents with severe personality difficulties whose children have mental health problems: a feasibility RCT., Health Technology Assessment, Vol:24, ISSN:1366-5278, Pages:1-188

Codling D, Hood C, Bassett P, et al., 2020, Delirium screening and mortality in patients with dementia admitted to acute hospitals., Aging and Mental Health, ISSN:1360-7863, Pages:1-5

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