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Project Team

Professor Swaran Singh

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

Swaran 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.

Swaran has led several large-scale international projects in both high- and low- and middle-income countries within time and budget.

Professor Jason Madan

Professor Jason Madan is a Professor in Health Economics at Warwick Medical School, and Director of Graduate Research Studies for the School.

Jason 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

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.

Gillian is the co-lead for Work Package 1.

Dr Sagar Jilka

Dr Sagar Jilka is a Senior Research Fellow in the Mental Health & Wellbeing Unit in the Division of Health Sciences.

Sagar 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.

Sagar is the research lead and responsible for the quantitative aspects of data collection.

Dr Ursula Read

Dr Ursula 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.

Ursula originally joined the TRANSFORM team as a Senior Research Fellow in the Mental Health & Wellbeing Unit in the Division of Health Sciences and worked with partners and research teams in Bangladesh and Nigeria to conduct rapid community-based ethnographic assessments as part of work package 1.

Ursula has now moved to the University of Essex but continues to support TRANSFORM through an honorary post at the University of Warwick.

Simon Smith

Simon Smith is the Project Manager and will work closely with all partners and monitor 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.

Professor George Bouliotis

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.

Henry Nwankwo

Dr Henry Nwankwo is an Assistant Professor in Health Economics at the University of Warwick Clinical Trials Unit.

Henry has a PhD in Health Economics and works on trial and model based economic evaluation in orthopaedics, critical care, rehabilitation, diagnosis, and mental health. Prior to joining the Warwick CTU, Henry worked in primary, secondary, and tertiary health centres in Nigeria.

Henry and Professor Jason Madan lead the Health Economic aspects of the study.

Desiree Stewart

Desiree Stewart has worked with Swaran for a number of years and has experience of organising large events, supporting projects and has worked internationally with a wide variery of collaborators.

Desiree joins the TRANSFORM team as a Project Officer.