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.



Spong AJ, Clare ICH, Galante J, et al., 2021, Brief psychological interventions for borderline personality disorder. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials, Clinical Psychology Review, Vol:83, ISSN:0272-7358, Pages:101937-101937

Baldwin DS, Dang M, Farquharson L, et al., 2021, Quality of English inpatient mental health services for people with anxiety or depressive disorders: Findings and recommendations from the core audit of the National Clinical Audit of Anxiety and Depression., Comprehensive Psychiatry, Vol:104, ISSN:0010-440X

Fonagy P, Yakeley J, Gardner T, et al., 2020, Mentalization for Offending Adult Males (MOAM): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial to evaluate mentalization-based treatment for antisocial personality disorder in male offenders on community probation, Trials, Vol:21, ISSN:1745-6215

Barnicot K, Michael C, Trione E, et al., 2020, Psychological interventions for acute psychiatric inpatients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Clinical Psychology Review, Vol:82, ISSN:0272-7358

Williams R, Farquharson L, Rhodes E, et al., 2020, Impact of co-morbid personality disorder on quality of inpatient mental health services for people with anxiety and depression, Personality and Mental Health: Multidisciplinary Studies From Personality Dysfunction to Criminal Behaviour, Vol:14, ISSN:1932-8621, Pages:336-349

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