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Project Team

Professor Swaran Singh - Principal Investigator

Professor Singh is the Principal Investigator of the TRANSFORM study and leads the team at the University of Warwick.

He is a Professor of Social and Community Psychiatry and is the Director of the Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research at the University of Warwick and a practicing clinical psychiatrist. He was trained both in India and UK, and has wide-ranging expertise in global mental health. He has led several large-scale international projects in both high- and low- and middle-income countries within time and budget.

Professor Singh works with the following co-investigators at Warwick: Professor Jason Madan, Professor Gillian Hundt, Dr Ursula Read and Proessor George Bouliotis

Professor Jason Madan is a Professor in Health Economics at Warwick Medical School, and Director of Graduate Research Studies for the School. He has an extensive track record in leading health economic evaluations in mental health and in LMIC settings, and is the health economics lead for the NIHR Global Unit for Slum Health and the NIHR Global Group Health Group on Improving on Psychosis Outcomes (NIHR WIC).

Professor Gillian Hundt is a medical anthropologist with extensive experience in rapid ethnographic assessment in Africa and the Middle East, in relation to understanding health-seeking behaviour, and widening access to health care through designing and implementing interventions. She is the co-lead for Work Package 1.
Professor George Bouliotis is an Associate Professor and Prinicipal Statistician at the University of Warwick. He is senior statistician for a portfolio of trials and projects.
Dr Ursula Read is a Senior Research Fellow in the Mental Health & Wellbeing Unit in the Division of Health Sciences. Dr Read uses ethnographic and participatory methods to explore experiences of mental illness and social exclusion and the impact of interventions to expand access to mental health care and promote human rights. Dr Read will work with partners and research teams in Bangladesh and Nigeria to conduct rapid community-based ethnographic assessments as part of work package 1.
Dr Sagar Jilka is a Senior Research Fellow in the Mental Health & Wellbeing Unit in the Division of Health Sciences. He was previously the patient and public involvement coordinator at the Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (King’s College London), and prior to that worked as a football data scientist at a tech start up in London. Dr Jilka will lead on the quantitative aspects of data collection.
Simon Smith is the Project Manager and will work closely with all partners and monotor project progress. Simon has worked in Global Health since 2017 and has worked in Bangladesh, Brazil, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria and Pakistan. He previously managed the NIHR funded Global Health Research Unit on Improving Health in Slums.