Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

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.



Sanatinia R, Afzal S, MacLaren T, et al., Improved mental health among LABILE study participants: a qualitative exploration, Personality and Mental Health, ISSN:1932-8621

Aimola L, Gordon-Brown J, Etherington A, et al., 2019, Patient-reported experience and quality of care for people with schizophrenia, Bmc Psychiatry, Vol:19, ISSN:1471-244X

Munjiza J, Britvic D, Crawford MJ, 2019, Lasting personality pathology following exposure to severe trauma in adulthood: retrospective cohort study, Bmc Psychiatry, Vol:19, ISSN:1471-244X

Tyrer P, Mulder R, Kim Y-R, et al., 2019, The Development of the ICD-11 Classification of Personality Disorders: An Amalgam of Science, Pragmatism, and Politics., Annu Rev Clin Psychol

Aimola L, Jasim S, Tripathi N, et al., 2018, Impact of a peer-review network on the quality of inpatient low secure mental health services: cluster randomised control trial, Bmc Health Services Research, Vol:18, ISSN:1472-6963

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