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Carla Toro

Job Title
Associate Professor
WMS - Health Sciences
Research Interests

Mental Health / Wellbeing / Digital Health


Carla Toro studied for her PhD in Neuroscience and continued as a Research Fellow at the Neuroscience and Psychiatry Unit, University of Manchester investigating disease mechanisms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder.

Carla's current research includes leading the Warwick Pilot Mental Health Interventions (part of the Midlands Engine funded Mental Health and Productivity Pilot) and a wellbeing project for construction workers. Carla is also Deputy Director for the Warwick Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research.

Carla's teaching experience includes 7 years as Programme Director for MSc in Translational Medicine and MSc Molecular Medicine at Cranfield University and Associate Lecturer on the MSc Mental Health Sciences programme at The Open University. Carla is currently Deputy Senior Tutor supporting students on UG and PGT programmes at Warwick Medical School.

  • Toro, Carla T., Sousa, Catia, Tannahill, David, 2010. Axon growth. eLS, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Title Funder Award start Award end
Going beyond HbA1c for type-1 diabetes using health-apps: What's available, what works, and how do they address patient's unmet needs? Hotung Mills Education Foundation 01 Oct 2023 30 Sep 2026
Barriers and Facilitators to adoption of mobile health in key stakeholders ORCHA 01 Oct 2021 31 Mar 2026
MRC PHIND Reducing university student loneliness by supporting social connectedness via the 'LunchChat' app with a peer promotion element Medical Research Council (MRC) 01 Jun 2024 31 May 2025
Sleep management intervention for shift workers and their employers MRC 15 May 2023 14 Jun 2024
IFA Wellbeing Research Project National Grid Gas Plc 01 May 2022 28 Feb 2024
Ensuring rapid access to brief, effective treatment for adolescents with eating and body concerns: Determining the feasibility of an intervention programme in schools. Rosetrees Trust 01 Feb 2023 30 Nov 2023
Midlands Engine Tender. Improving productivity via enhancing mental health Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 01 Jul 2019 30 Sep 2023
Health Impact of Uplift to Real Living Wage (costed extension for 74110) Peoples Health Trust 01 Apr 2023 30 Jun 2023
UKRI/MTSC: Improving our understanding of rare diseases through collection of app-based real-world data: Exploring needs and requirements among patients and healthcare professionals UK Research and Innovation 02 Jan 2023 30 Jun 2023
Digitising the set up, delivery and management of clinical research National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 Apr 2021 28 Feb 2023
Health Impact of Uplift to Real Living Wage Peoples Health Trust 18 Jul 2022 17 Nov 2022