Maxine Patel
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Research interests

Dr Patel's main research interest is in pharmaco-epidemiology for psychiatry and particularly for antipsychotic medication. Dr Patel has worked as a co-investigator on the randomised controlled clinical trials and naturalistic clinical effectiveness studies for risperidone long-acting injection (RLAI). For her MD thesis, she conducted studies investigating attitudes and beliefs to depots of psychiatric nurses and psychiatrists, in London, Manchester and Hong Kong and a cross-sectional study of 222 patients in London which investigated patient attitudes to oral and depot antipsychotic medication. In part, this work was funded as a fellowship by the Medical Research Council (2002-2005). She then held a clinical lecturer position (2005-2010) and continued conducting observational outcome studies and attitudinal studies. She was also a Consultant Psychiatrist working on an acute female in-patient ward at the Bethlem Hospital (2007-2010). More recently, she has developed new lines of research which include exploration of the use of drug plasma levels for antipsychotics in routine clinical practice. She is a co-author for a series of systematic reviews on drug plasma level research for second generation antipsychotics. She has also received funding from the NIHR, in the form of a prestigious Clinician Scientist fellowship, to evaluate use of antipsychotic plasma levels. She has also conducted an investigation of medication prescribing in a systematic sample of all adults commenced on community treatment orders with one year follow up to explore clinical outcomes. Dr Patel's research interests also include insight and treatment adherence in schizophrenia.

Research interests (short)

Dr Patel's main research interest is in pharmaco-epidemiology for psychiatry and particularly for antipsychotic medication.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Medicine, University of London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2009

Master of Science, LSHTM London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Award Date: 1 Jan 2003

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, United Medical and Dental Schools (UMDS)

Award Date: 1 Jan 1995

Bachelor of Science, United Medical and Dental Schools (UMDS)

Award Date: 1 Jan 1992

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