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Professor Swaran Singh

 

Title   

Head of Division
 

Contact   

WMS - Mental Health and Wellbeing
University of Warwick
Coventry
CV4 7AL
Tel: 024 7615 0190
Email: S.P.Singh@warwick.ac.uk

Research Interests

My research has mainly been health services oriented, with focus on early psychosis, somatisation, and deliberate self-harm, cultural and ethnic factors in mental illness, mental health law, transitions and medical education. Over time I have become more interested in youth and minority mental health problems in the context of service configuration and delivery, with particular focus on improving access to care and outcomes. My current and recent research projects include 1. ENRICH Programme Grant: A series of interlinked projects to understand ethnic differences in pathways to care 2. AMEND study: A multisite exploration of the impact of the 2007 Amendments to the Mental Health Act (1983) 3. ENDEAVOUR Trial: A multisite randomised trial for improving vocational outcomes in early psychosis 4. The BRIDGE Project: Comparison of two models of transitional care to improve transitions from CAMHS to adult mental health care 5. Development and Evaluation of YouthSpace programme: an evidence based approach to the development and evaluation of youth mental health service (16-25) in Birmingham 6. Understanding mental health provision for young offenders: mapping of provision and care delivery in youth offending teams in west midlands 7. The TRACK study: A multisite study of transitions of care from CAMHS to adult services

Biography

I initially trained as a surgeon and became interested in mental health following involvement with human rights groups working with children traumatised in ethnic violence in New Delhi. I trained as a psychiatrist at the Post-graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI), Chandigarh, and moved to the UK in 1991. I was a Lecturer and Consultant in Nottingham and in 2001 was appointed Senior Lecturer at St George's University of London. There I developed the ETHOS early intervention service, which gained an international reputation for its success in improving outcomes for young people with psychosis and for its cost-effective use of resources. I was appointed Professor of Social and Community Psychiatry at the University of Warwick in March 2006.

Research Projects

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Publications

Journals
  • Perry, Benjamin Ian, Singh, Swaran P., White, David H., 2017. Capacity assessment and information provision for voluntary psychiatric patients : a service evaluation in a UK NHS Trust. International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law, 2016 (22), pp. 108-118, View
  • Perry, Benjamin Ian, Salimkumar , Dhanya, Green, Daniel, Meakin, Anne, Gibson, Andrew J., Mahajan, Deepali, Tahir, Tayyeb, Singh, Swaran P., 2017. Associated illness severity in schizophrenia and diabetes mellitus : a systematic review. Psychiatry research, View
  • Winsper, Catherine, Tang, Nicole K. Y., Marwaha, Steven, Lereya, Suzet Tanya, Gibbs, Melanie, Thompson, Andrew D., Singh, Swaran P., 2017. The sleep phenotype of Borderline Personality Disorder : a systematic review and meta-analysis. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 73, pp. 48-67, View
  • Livanou, Maria, Furtado, Vivek, Singh, Swaran P., 2017. Mentally disordered young offenders in transition from child and adolescent to adult mental health services across England and Wales. Journal of Forensic Practice, View
  • Tatlow-Golden, M., Gavin, B., McNamara, N., Singh, Swaran P., Ford, T., Paul, M., Cullen, W., McNicholas, F., 2017. Transitioning from child and adolescent mental health services with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in Ireland : Case note review. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, View
  • Chung, Daniel Thomas, Ryan, Christopher James, Hadzi-Pavlovic, Dusan, Singh, Swaran P., Stanton, Clive, Large, Matthew Michael, 2017. Suicide rates after discharge from psychiatric facilities. JAMA Psychiatry, 74 (7), View
  • Winsper, Catherine, Marwaha, Steven, Lereya, Suzet Tanya, Thompson, Andrew D., Eyden, Julie, Singh, Swaran P., 2016. A systematic review of the neurobiological underpinnings of borderline personality disorder (BPD) in childhood and adolescence. Reviews in the Neurosciences, 27 (8), View
  • Winsper, Catherine, Wolke, Dieter, Bryson, Alex, Thompson, Andrew D., Singh, Swaran P., 2016. School mobility during childhood predicts psychotic symptoms in late adolescence. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 57 (8), pp. 957-966, View
Other
  • Perry, Benjamin Ian, Singh, Swaran P., 2017. First-episode psychosis and abnormal glycaemic control : authors' reply.. The Lancet Psychiatry, Elsevier Ltd., Journal Item, View

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