Dr Laura Asher
MBBS MSc MSc MFPH PhD
Honorary Research Fellow
I am an ST5 speciality registrar in public health. I completed the MSc in Epidemiology at LSHTM in 2011. I completed my Wellcome Trust funded PhD at LSHTM in April 2017.
I have taught on the LSHTM modules Design and Evaluation of Mental Health Programmes, Basic Epidemiology and Principles and Practice of Public Health.
My PhD project was on the development and piloting of a Rehabilitation Intervention for people with Schizophrenia in Ethiopia (RISE). The RISE intervention was informed by the community-based rehabilitation (CBR) model. RISE was nested in PRIME (Programme for Improving Mental healthcaRE), a 6 year DfID project spanning five countries in Africa and Asia.
I was prinicipal investigator of the 12 month RISE cluster randomised trial, which was completed in April 2017. My other research interests incude human rights of people with mental illness, collaboration with traditional and alternative care providers and involvement in decision making.