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.



Crawford MJ, Thana L, Sanatinia R, 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, ISSN:1745-6215

Pearce S, Scott L, Attwood, et al., A randomized controlled trial of democratic therapeutic community treatment for personality disorder., British Journal of Psychiatry, ISSN:1472-1465

Muñoz M, Ausín B, Santos-Olmo AB, et al., 2018, Alcohol use, abuse and dependence in an older European population: Results from the MentDis_ICF65+ study., Plos One, Vol:13

House A, Guthrie E, Walker A, et al., 2018, A programme theory for liaison mental health services in England., Bmc Health Serv Res, Vol:18

Walker A, Barrett JR, Lee W, et al., 2018, Organisation and delivery of liaison psychiatry services in general hospitals in England: results of a national survey., Bmj Open, Vol:8

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