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Dr Lavanya Thana

BSc PhD

Research Fellow

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

I am a research fellow in the Policy and Innovation Research Unity (PIRU).  I joined the School in 2019 after completing my PhD in mental health services research at Imperial College London, where I also contributed to randomised controlled trials of complex psychological interventions for adults and children with a range of mental health conditions. Prior to this, I was involved in various health-related primary care informatics projects at St George’s University of London.

Affiliations

Department of Health Services Research and Policy
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Centres

Centre for Global Chronic Conditions
Global Mental Health

Teaching

I currently teach on the Principles of Social Research module and am a tutor for the MSc in Public Health.

Research

My primary research interests are in patient experience and safety.  I am currently employed on a national project, the Evaluation of the Integrated Care and Support Pioneers, involving a mixed methods approach.

Research Area
Ageing
Clinical care
Clinical trials
Complex interventions
Health outcomes
Health policy
Health services research
Organisational research
Systematic reviews
Evaluation
Methodology
Mixed methods
Older people's health
Qualitative methods
Randomised controlled trials
Discipline
Psychology
Disease and Health Conditions
Chronic disease
Mental health
Country
United Kingdom

Selected Publications

Structured Psychological Support for people with personality disorder: feasibility randomised controlled trial of a low-intensity intervention.
Crawford MJ; Thana L; Parker J; Turner O; Carney A; McMurran M; Moran P; Weaver T; Barrett B; Roberts S
2020
BJPsych open
International multicentre randomised controlled trial of improvisational music therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder: TIME-A study.
Crawford MJ; Gold C; Odell-Miller H; Thana L; Faber S; Assmus J; Bieleninik Ł; Geretsegger M; Grant C; Maratos A
2017
Health technology assessment (Winchester, England)
A prospective, quantitative study of mental health act assessments in England following the 2007 amendments to the 1983 act: did the changes fulfill their promise?
Singh SP; Paul M; Parsons H; Burns T; Tyrer P; Fazel S; Deb S; Islam Z; Rugkåsa J; Gajwani R
2017
BMC PSYCHIATRY
Authors' reply.
Crawford MJ; Thana L
2016
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Patient experience of negative effects of psychological treatment: results of a national survey†.
Crawford MJ; Thana L; Farquharson L; Palmer L; Hancock E; Bassett P; Clarke J; Parry GD
2016
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Likelihood and predictors of detention in patients with personality disorder compared with other mental disorders: A retrospective, quantitative study of Mental Health Act assessments.
Olajide K; Tyrer P; Singh SP; Burns T; Rugkåsa J; Thana L; Paul M; Islam Z; Crawford MJ
2016
Personality and mental health
Selecting outcome measures in mental health: the views of service users.
Crawford MJ; Robotham D; Thana L; Patterson S; Weaver T; Barber R; Wykes T; Rose D
2011
Journal of mental health (Abingdon, England)
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