Dr Blossom Fernandes
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
15-17 Tavistock Place
I'm a Research Fellow on the NIHR National Priorities Programme, Mental Health Implementation Network (MHIN) project which supports the delivery of evidence based mental health interventions in England, including interventions for children and young people’s mental health. As part of this project, I am working with the evaluation team to conduct a process evaluation of MHIN's implementation approach, with a focus on sustainability and scale up. Additionally, we are working with stakeholders and project partners to support the evaluation of interventions at a supra-regional and/or national level.
I'm currently a tutor on the MSc in Public Health course.
Prior to joining LSHTM, I was a project manager and postdoc in the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Oxford, working on the MindKind project and the OxWell School Mental Health project. These projects are particularly centred around the psychosocial factors which impact mental health in children and young people.
My research so far has largely focused on factors which affect youth mental health in the UK and, low- and middle-income countries. Having also worked on the Co-PACT project (Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford) which examines the experiences of service users detained under the Mental Health Act, I’m further interested in understanding how policy can be used to improve services, particularly for those from minority ethnic backgrounds.