mental health



Bringing together physical and mental health

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About the authors

Chris Naylor is a Senior Fellow in Health Policy at The King’s Fund. He conducts

research and policy analysis on a range of topics, including integrated care, clinical

commissioning and health system reform. He has particular interests in mental

health and community engagement in health and social care.

Chris holds an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical

Medicine and a BA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, and has

previously worked in research teams in a number of organisations, including the

Institute of Psychiatry and the Public Health Foundation for India in Delhi.

Preety Das is a GP Registrar who joined The King’s Fund as part of an innovative

training post at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. She is interested in mental

health, maternal and child health, and patient experience. Her other projects at the

Fund include analysis of activity and demand in general practice.

Preety holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Harvard University, where

she focused on maternal, child and mental health policy with community-based

research. She has conducted research in Boston Children’s Hospital, leading to many

publications. She completed her junior doctor training in London, during which she

received deanery prizes for leadership and peer representation. She undertook her

medical training at the University of Cambridge.

Shilpa Ross joined The King’s Fund’s Policy Directorate in 2009. She has worked

on various health and social care research programmes. Current projects include

emerging lessons from clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), an evaluation of

the change process within an integrated care programme, and an evaluation of the

implementation of Schwartz Rounds in England. She has co-authored reports on

the changing role of CCGs and the reconfiguration of clinical services.

Prior to joining The King’s Fund, Shilpa’s research focused on substance misuse and

the resettlement of offenders.

Matthew Honeyman joined The King’s Fund’s Policy Team in July 2013 as a

Researcher. Matthew’s recent work includes projects on pressures in general practice,

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