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Dr Alex Tulloch  MA PhD MRCP MRCPsych
Senior Clinical Researcher
Consultant Psychiatrist

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Institute of Psychiatry
Box  P029
De Crespigny Park
United Kingdom, SE5 8AF

location 3.12
David Goldberg Centre
departmentsHealth Service and Population Research

activities and interests

In 2006-2007 I studied for an MSc in Public Health (Health Services Research) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. This included courses in Statistical Methods in Epidemiology, Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology and Qualitative Methods.

From 2007-2010 I studied for a PhD in Health Services Research at the Institute of Psychiatry under the supervision of Prof Tony David and Prof Paul Fearon. My research focused on the interlinked questions of the determinants of length of stay on psychiatric wards and homelessness and residential mobility among users of psychiatric services. As well as quantitative studies based on data from the UK700 study and from the BRC Case Register (CRIS), I trained in Conversation Analysis and used these methods in a study of how doctors and nurses jointly produce "accounts" of service users in psychiatric ward rounds.

Since 2010, I have been supported in part by the NIHR Specialist Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health. In April 2012, I moved to the Health Service and Population Research Department, where I am in the Section of Community Mental Health. I am project coordinator for the MAPLE study, which is an evaluation of SLaM’s introduction of the MAPCAG to deliver services for common mental disorder. I am also working on a number of other projects using the SQL version of the BRC Case Register.

I work part-time for South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust as a Consultant Psychiatrist with the Croydon Home Treatment Team.

teaching activities

Mental Health Service and Population Research » Masters (MSc)


Brown PF, Tulloch AD, Mackenzie C, Owen GS, Szmukler G, Hotopf M. Assessments of mental capacity in psychiatric inpatients: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Psychiatry. 2013; 13(1) 115.

Tulloch AD, Frayn E, Craig TKJ, Nicholson TRJ. Khat use among Somali mental health service users in South London. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatric Epidemiol. 2012; 47(10) 1649-1656.

Tulloch AD, Fearon P, Khondoker MR, David AS. Associations of homelessness and residential mobility with length of stay after acute psychiatric admission. BMC Psychiatry. 2012; 12(1) 121.

Tulloch AD, Fearon P, David AS. Timing, prevalence, determinants and outcomes of homelessness among patients admitted to acute psychiatric wards. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatric Epidemiol. 2012; 47(7) 1181-1191.

Tulloch AD, Fearon P, David AS. Residential mobility among patients admitted to acute psychiatric wards. Health and Place. 2011; 17(4) 859-866.

Tulloch AD, Fearon P, David AS. Length of stay of general psychiatric inpatients in the United States: systematic review. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2011; 38(3) 155-68.

Tulloch AD, Fearon P, Fahy T, David AS. Residential mobility among individuals with severe mental illness: cohort study of UK700 participants. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 2010; 45(8):767-777.

Tulloch AD, Fearon P, David AS. The determinants and outcomes of long-stay psychiatric admissions: a case-control study. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol.
2008; 43(7):569-74.

Tulloch AD, Fearon P, David AS. Social outcomes in schizophrenia: from description to action. Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2006; 19(2):140-4.

last updated: Monday, April 15, 2013