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.



Barnicot K, Crawford M, 2019, Conclusions and questions from a non-randomised comparison of routine clinical services implementing different treatment models for borderline personality disorder., Psychol Med, Vol:49, Pages:2812-2814

Smith C, Hewison J, West RM, et al., 2019, Liaison psychiatry-measurement and evaluation of service types, referral patterns and outcomes (LP-MAESTRO): a protocol., Bmj Open, Vol:9, ISSN:2044-6055, Pages:1-8

Lei H, Barnicot K, Maynard E, et al., 2019, Factors influencing use of community treatment orders and quality of care that people receive: results of a national survey in England and Wales, Bjpsych Bulletin, Vol:43, ISSN:2056-4694, Pages:227-235

Barnicot K, Crawford M, 2019, Dialectical behaviour therapy v. mentalisation-based therapy for borderline personality disorder, Psychological Medicine, Vol:49, ISSN:0033-2917, Pages:2060-2068

Bosco A, Paulauskaite L, Hall I, et al., 2019, Process evaluation of a randomised controlled trial of PBS-based staff training for challenging behaviour in adults with intellectual disability., Plos One, Vol:14, ISSN:1932-6203, Pages:1-18

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