A-La Park

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow

a.park@lse.ac.uk
020 7849 4665

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Research Interests

A-La is a health economist whose work focuses on the economics of mental health and well-being promotion across the life-course, as well as on the prevention of accidental and intentional injuries. She focuses in particular on systematic reviewing and decision analytical modelling.

In October 2008 she was the joint recipient of the best poster prize at the Second European Conference on Injury Prevention. She has an MSc in Health Management from Imperial College, London and another MSc in Health, Population and Society from the LSE. Prior to joining PSSRU she gained experience through an internship at the WHO in Geneva.

Among current work she is analysing the financing and organisation of mental health systems across Europe, as well as assessing the cost effectiveness of area based suicide prevention programmes in four European countries. Another interests is the link between physical and mental health. She has also estimated the economic case for investing in early detection and early intervention for people with psychosis in work for the UK Department of Health.

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A-La Park's Publications

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Strengthening mental health care systems for Syrian refugees in Europe and the Middle East: integrating scalable psychological interventions in eight countries (2017)

Sijbrandij M, Acarturk C, Bird M, Bryant R, Burchert S, Carswell K, de Jong J, Dinesen C, Dawson K, El Chammay R, van Ittersum L, Jordans M, Knaevelsrud C, McDaid D, Miller K, Morina N, Park A, Roberts B, van Son Y, Egbert E, Pfaltz M, Ruttenberg L, Schick M, Schnyder U, van Ommeren M, Ventevogel P, Weissbecker I, Weitz E, Wiedemann N

European Journal of Psychotraumatology 8, 2

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Early intervention for first-episode psychosis: broadening the scope of economic estimates (2016)

Park A, McCrone P, Knapp M

Early Intervention in Psychiatry 10, 2, 144-151

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Recovery and economics (2015)

Knapp M, McDaid D, Park A

Die Psychiatrie 12, 3, 162-166

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The effects of intergenerational programmes on children and young people (2015)

Park A

International Journal of School and Cognitive Psychology 2, 1

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Do intergenerational activities do any good for older adults’ well-being? A brief review (2014)

Park A

Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research 3, 5

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Rationale, component description and pilot evaluation of a physical health promotion measure for people with mental disorders across Europe (2014)

Weiser P, Kilian R, McDaid D, Berti L, Burti L, Hjorth P, Lech K, Alptekin K, Bonfioli E, Dernovsek M, Dragomirecka E, Freidl M, Friedrich F, Genova A, Germanavicius A, Munk-Jorgensen P, Lucas R, Marginean R, Mladenova M, Park A, Paziuc P, Priebe S, Prot-Klinger K, Ulas H, Von Gottberg C, Wancata J, Becker T

Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education 4, 298

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The impacts of intergenerational programmes on the physical health of older adults: a review (2014)

Park A

Journal of Aging Science 2, 3

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Exploring the economic implications of a group-based lifestyle intervention for middle-aged adults with chronic schizophrenia and co-morbid type 2 diabetes (2014)

Park A

Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism 5, 366

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The state of the art in European research on reducing social exclusion and stigma related to mental health: a systematic mapping of the literature (2014)

Evans-Lacko S, Courtin E, Fiorillo A, Knapp M, Luciano M, Park A, Brunn M, Byford S, Chevreul K, Forsman A, Gulacsi L, Haro J, Kennelly B, Knappe S, Lai T, Lasalvia A, Miret M, O'Sullivan C, Obradors-Tarragó C, Rüsch N, Sartorius N, Švab V, van Weeghel J, Van Audenhove C, Wahlbeck K, Zlati A, on behalf of the ROAMER Consortium, McDaid D, Thornicroft G

European Psychiatry 29, 6, 381-389

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A pragmatic observational feasibility study on integrated treatment for musculoskeletal disorders: design and protocol (2013)

Hu X, Hughes J, Fisher P, Lorenc A, Purtell R, Park A, Robinson N

Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine

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Examining the cost effectiveness of interventions to promote the physical health of people with mental health problems: a systematic review (2013)

Park A, McDaid D, Weiser P, Von Gottberg C, Becker T, Kilian R

BMC Public Health , 13:787

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Investing in integrative medicine for mental health and well-being: making the economic case (2012)

McDaid D, Park A

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 12, suppl1, 339

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Public and nonprofit funding for research on mental disorders in France, the United Kingdom, and the United States (2012)

Chevreul K, McDaid D, Farmer C, Prigent A, Park A, Leboyer M, Kupfer D, Durand-Zaleski I

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 73, 7, e906-e912

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Cost-effectiveness of early intervention services for psychosis (2011)

McCrone P, Park A, McDaid D

Psychiatrische Praxis 38, S 01.S13_2_EC

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Making the economic case for tackling somatoform disorders (2011)

McDaid D, Park A, Parsonage M

Psychiatrische Praxis 38, S 01.S13_4_EC

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Cost-effectiveness analysis in child and adolescent mental health problems: an updated review of literature (2011)

Kilian R, Losert C, Park A, McDaid D, Knapp M

Psychiatrische Praxis 38, s.01 s.03

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Modelling the potential cost-effectiveness of acupressure in the treatment of chronic low back pain (2011)

Park A, McDaid D

Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine 31, 1, 2

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Multiple economic evaluation of early intervention for young people with first-episode psychosis in Australia (2011)

Park A, McCurry N, Knapp M

Psychiatrische Praxis 38, s01, 50

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Multiple economic evaluation of early intervention for young people with first-episode psychosis in the UK (2011)

Park A, McCrone P, Knapp M,

Psychiatrische Praxis 38, s01, 49

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What do we know about economic evaluations of psychosocial interventions to promote mental health and wellness in older people? (2011)

McDaid D, Park A, Wahlbeck K, Forsman A

Psychiatrische Praxis 38, s1

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