Dr Mary-Alison Durand
BA MA PhD
Department Research Degree Co-ordinator
15-17 Tavistock Place
My undergraduate and Masters degrees were in Applied Psychology. I studied at University College Cork, Ireland. I have a PhD in Mental Health from the University of London. I joined LSHTM in 2006, having worked previously at a number of UK universities and research institutions, including the University of York, Institute of Psychiatry, Royal Free Hospital and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
I organise and teach on the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs module, contribute to Evaluation of Public Health Interventions and lead seminars on Principles of Social Research. I am a tutor on the MSc in Public Health, and supervise Research Degree students. I am particularly interested in supervising students on topics related to health and social care integration or mental health and care provision.
I am joint Departmental Research Degrees Co-Ordinator for the Department of Health Services Research and Policy.
Durand, MA & Chantler, T (2014) (Eds) Principles of Social Research (2nd Edition) Open University Press, McGraw-Hill Education, Berkshire.
My interests cover a range of topics related to health services research, including the assessment of service and care provision for individuals with health problems (including mental health and addiction problems), the evaluation of treatment effectiveness, the roles of health professionals in service development, organisation and delivery, and health and social care integration. I use both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Since joining LSHTM I have been involved in a study evaluating the modernisation of adult critical care services in England, an evaluation of an intervention designed to reduce tap water scalding, and an evaluation of Community Foundation Trusts pilots, and an evaluation of the Public Health Responsibility Deal. I am currently Co-PI with Professor Nicholas Mays on the national Evaluation of the Integrated Care and Support Pioneers in England (2015-2021).