Dr Mary-Alison Durand


Associate Professor
Faculty Research Degrees Director

Room 134

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

+ 44 (0) 20 7927 2964

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.


Department of Health Services Research and Policy


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 Faculty Research Degrees Director for Public Health 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).

Research Area
Complex interventions
Health care policy
Health policy
Health services research
Organisational research
Public health
Substance abuse
Disease and Health Conditions
Mental health
United Kingdom

Selected Publications

Can health and social care integration make long-term progress? Findings from key informant surveys of the integration Pioneers in England
Erens B; Wistow G; Mays N; Manacorda T; Douglas N; Mounier-Jack S; Durand MA
Journal of Integrated Care
Supporting ALL victims of violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation: guidance for health providers.
Viergever RF; Thorogood N; Wolf JR; Durand MA
BMC international health and human rights
Early findings from the evaluation of the Integrated Care and Support Pioneers in England
Erens B; Wistow G; Mounier-Jack S; Douglas N; Manacorda T; Durand MA; Mays N
Journal of Integrated Care
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