HERON Steering Committee

Dr Stephani Hatch

Dr Stephani Hatch combines her background in sociology and psychiatric epidemiology as a Reader at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London. Her research focuses on urban mental health and inequalities in health and health service use. She is the Principal Investigator (PI) for the Tackling Inequalities and Discrimination Experiences in health Services (TIDES) Study, funded by the Wellcome Trust and Co-PI for the Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) South East London Community Health (SELCoH) study. Stephani is one of the lead co-ordinators of HERON.

Dr Billy Gazard

Billy Gazard is a postdoctoral researcher in the department of Psychological Medicine, IoPPN at King’s College London and is currently project co-ordinator for the Tackling Inequalities and Discrimination Experiences in health Services (TIDES) Study, funded by the Wellcome Trust. Billy is one of the lead co-ordinators of HERON and is currently London Champion for the IoPPN.

Dr Charlotte Woodhead

Charlotte Woodhead is a postdoctoral researcher at the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) North Thames, in the department of Applied Health Research, at University College London. She recently completed a study evaluating the impact of providing welfare advice in health settings on mental health and financial strain and is currently evaluating the integration of community health, mental health and social care services in a London borough. Charlotte is one of the lead co-ordinators of HERON.

Dr Lisa Aschan

Lisa Aschan is a postdoctoral researcher in the department of Psychological Medicine and the Biomedical Research Centre Nucleus at the IoPPN, King’s College London. Lisa’s research explores inequalities in health and service use at the interface between mental and physical illness, using linkages between databases of routine data from electronic health records. Lisa is one of the lead co-ordinators of HERON and co-ordinator for HERON-RUN, a beginners running programme for mental health service users.

Dr Cerisse Gunasinghe

Cerisse Gunasinghe is a postdoctoral researcher and Counselling Psychologist in the department of Psychological Medicine, IoPPN at King’s College London and is currently project co-ordinator for the research and intervention programme for young people. As a research-practitioner, one of her many interests is how research has direct implications for clinical practice. Cerisse’s projects are exciting opportunities to develop an understanding of the overlap between mental and physical health to work towards improving clinical practice and delivering accessible interventions that meet the needs of local communities.

Zoe Chui

Zoe is a research assistant in the department of Psychological Medicine at the IoPPN, King’s College London. She is currently working on the Tackling Inequalities and Discrimination Experiences in health Services (TIDES) Study, funded by the Wellcome Trust. She is also the lead co-ordinator for the Research methods In School Education (RISE) project which aims to engage young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in community health research and positively influence future education and career aspirations.

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