TIDES is being led by a team of researchers and academics at King’s College London and City, University of London. We do research to improve knowledge and understanding of inequalties in health and health service use.
Professor Stephani Hatch
Stephani is a Professor of Sociology and Epidemiology in the Department of Psychological Medicine, King's College London, and is the Principal Investigator of the TIDES study. Stephani is also the founder of the Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON), which promotes integrated approaches to participatory research and public engagement in the community. Stephani is a Co-Investigator for the ESRC funded Centre for Society and Mental Health, leading a programme focused on marginalised communities and mental health.
Dr Charlotte Woodhead
Lecturer and Project Coordinator
Charlotte is a Lecturer in Society & Mental Health at the ESRC funded Centre for Society and Mental Health at King's College London. Using insights from psychiatric and social epidemiology, and applied health research, her mixed methods research and public engagement activities focus on social/structural determinants of mental health inequalities. Specific interests include evaluation of complex social interventions to reduce inequalities in mental health and healthcare, including those led by communities affects; the role of the voluntary and community sector in mental health provision and equity of access; and, young adult mental health. As a Lead Co-ordinator of the HERON leadership team, Charlotte works across several HERON activities.
Dr Rebecca Rhead
Research Associate and Project Coordinator
Rebecca is a Research Associate in the Department of Psychological Medicine, King's College London, and has a PhD in Social Statistics. In her previous work she has used quantitative research methods to study HIV (particularly barriers to care and treatment adherence) as well as military mental health and treatment needs. Rebecca's current work with TIDES focuses on harassment and discrimination in the NHS and taking and intersectional approach to patient healthcare inequalities.
Dr Cerisse Gunasinghe
Research Associate and Counselling Psychologist
Cerisse is a Postdoctoral Researcher and Counselling Psychologist in the Department of Psychological Medicine, IoPPN at King's College London. Cerisse is one of the lead coordinators of the Tackling Inequalities and Discrimination Experiences in health Services (TIDES) Study, the Hype (improving the Health of Young PeoplE) Project and the Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON). As a member of the HERON leadship team, Cerisse is Lead Co-ordindator for UP&RUNNING and works on RISE (Research methods in School Education) and the Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Youth Awards. Cerisse has worked to understand the experiences of, and advocate for vulnerable and marginalised groups through service-user involvement in her projects. She recognises the importance sharing this acquired knowledge with colleagues through training. Her research interests focus on reducing barriers to social and psychological support and educating community populations to help early identification and treatment of mental and physical health difficulties. Cerisse is also committed to the mentoring and peer-support of local students, early career minority ethnic women as well as allied healthcare professional in their pursuit of academic careers.
Dr Jessica Jones Nielsen
Senior Lecturer and Counselling Psychologist
Jessica is a Senior Lecturer and Counselling Psychologist in the Department of Psychology at City, University of London, and Associate Dean of People and Culture for the School of Arts and Social Sciences. She has a background in community-based participatory action research and examines the intersection between physical and mental health, and promoting engagement in positive health behaviours with particular emphasis on the experiences of ethnic minority community groups.
Dr Juliana Onwumere
Senior Lecturer and Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Juliana is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, King's College London, and a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust in London. Her research and clinical interests are focused on the experiences of mental health problems, their impact on families, and improving the development and access to evidence based psycho-social interventions, particularly in under-represented groups.
Lucy is the Research Facilitator for the TIDES study, and the Programme Co-ordinator for the HERON Network, in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the IoPPN, King's College London. Lucy is an experienced administrator and project co-ordindator, working for leading London universities since 2010. She brings over 15 years of event management skills to help with the smooth running of the HERON Network engagement activities.
Dr Ioannis Bakolis
Ioannis is a Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics at the Department of Biostatistics and Department of Health Services and Population Research. His research interests are focused on quasi experimental designs, casual inference, hierarchical models, multivariate and variable selection techniques and their applications in policy evaluation, life-course, environmental and mental health epidemiology.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Annahita is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Marginalised Communities programme at the ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health, King's College London. She is a social scientist using participatory approaches and mixed-methods research to understand the relationship between social inequalities and mental health. She is particularly interested in social networks and other community-level determinants of mental health, and how interventions targeting these determinants can both reduce and reproduce inequalities.
ESRC-funded PhD Candidate and Research Assistant
Nkasi is an ESRC-funded PhD Candidate and Research Assistant in the Department of Psychological Medicine, King's College London. She leads the Black Student Wellbeing Study (https://heronnetwork.com/nkasi-stoll-phd-project/). The purpose of this project is to explore the mental health journey and experiences of Black students at UK universities, using storytelling. For the Centre, her main responsibility is qualitative data collection and analysis for the TIDES study. Nkasi is the Co-Founder of Black People Talk and works as co-Director of Black Students Talk where she designs, delivers and evaluates peer wellbeing support groups for Black students in UK higher education institutes. She is also the co-Founder of a global network called Black In Mental Health.
Nathan is a Research Assistant in the Department of Psychological Medicine, King's College London and his primary responsibility is qualitative data collection and analysis for the TIDES study. He has a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Medicine, Health and Public Policy; and has previously worked in public health to help carry out research into sexual health.
Luke is a Research Assistant in the Department of Psychological Medicine, King's College London. He has a BSc in Psychology and a MRes in Research Methods. His main responsibility is the management and organisation of the Virtual Reality (VR) study.