Imperial College London

Dr Lavanya J. Thana

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Honorary Research Associate



+44 (0)20 3313 4161l.thana




Commonwealth BuildingHammersmith Campus





I am an honorary postdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Psychiatry. My primary academic interests are in patient experience and safety.  In my doctoral research, I examined micro and meso level processes that contribute to negative outcomes of psychotherapy using primarily qualitative research methods. Over the last twelve years, I have contributed to various mixed methods trials investigating a range of complex interventions and worked closely with diverse and vulnerable client groups. I currently co-supervise PhD and BSc projects at the College.



Thana L, O'Connell L, Carne-Watson A, et al., 2022, Barriers to the management of sexual dysfunction among people with psychosis: analysis of qualitative data from the REMEDY trial, Bmc Psychiatry, Vol:22, ISSN:1471-244X

Douglas N, Mays N, Al-Haboubi M, et al., 2022, Observations of community-based multidisciplinary team meetings in health and social care for older people with long term conditions in England, Bmc Health Services Research, Vol:22

Crawford MJ, Thana L, Evans R, et al., 2020, Switching antipsychotic medication to reduce sexual dysfunction in people with psychosis: the REMEDY RCT, Health Technology Assessment, Vol:24, ISSN:1366-5278, Pages:1-+

Crawford MJ, Thana L, Parker J, et al., 2020, Structured Psychological Support for people with personality disorder: feasibility randomised controlled trial of a low-intensity intervention, Bjpsych Open, Vol:6, ISSN:2056-4724

Crawford MJ, Thana L, Parker J, et al., 2018, Psychological Support for Personality (PSP) versus treatment as usual: study protocol for a feasibility randomized controlled trial of a low intensity intervention for people with personality disorder, Trials, Vol:19, ISSN:1745-6215

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