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.



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, ISSN:1471-244X

Williams R, Natkulasingam S, Tooke B, et al., 2022, Examining the effects of national initiatives to improve the physical health of people with psychosis in England: secondary analysis of data from the National Clinical Audit of Psychosis, Bjpsych Bulletin, Vol:46, ISSN:2056-4694, Pages:140-147

Crawford M, Leeson V, Evans R, et al., 2022, The clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of clozapine for inpatients with severe borderline personality disorder (CALMED study): A randomised placebo-controlled trial., Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology, Vol:12, ISSN:2045-1253, Pages:1-14

Jha M, Barrett B, Brewin C, et al., 2022, Matching ICD-11 personality status to clinical management in a community team-The Boston (UK) Personality Project: Study protocol, Personality and Mental Health: Multidisciplinary Studies From Personality Dysfunction to Criminal Behaviour, Vol:16, ISSN:1932-8621

Crawford M, Drummond C, 2022, Professor Robin Touquet, RD, FRCS, FRCP, FCEM obituary, Alcohol and Alcoholism, Vol:57, ISSN:0735-0414

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