Emmeline Lagunes Cordoba

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Emmeline is a Mexican psychiatrist and psychotherapist, who in 2013 moved to London to study an MSc in War & Psychiatry and a PhD in Health Service and Population Research, both at King's College London. Her research was focused on stigma and mental health and included developing, implementing and evaluating an anti-stigma intervention for Mexican psychiatric trainees. During her time in the UK, Emmeline has worked as volunteer counsellor for LAWRS (Latin American Women´s Rights Services) and has tutored MSc students at King´s College London and young students at different schools in London. Currently, Emmeline works as a specialty doctor in a crisis and resolution team at Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust, and serves as a mental health consultant for the Mexican Embassy in the UK. She is affiliated to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, is a certified psychiatrist by the Mexican College of Psychiatrists, and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. She loves food, teaching and watching films; she dislikes avocado (despite being Mexican), taking the bins out and the cold weather.


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Reducing stigma and sickness absence: can a low intensity psychological intervention help us ‘Prevail’?


Emmeline Lagunes-Cordoba summarises a cluster randomised controlled trial exploring the effectiveness of a low-intensity psychological intervention to reduce mental health stigma and improve help-seeking in the workplace.

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People with complex emotional needs and their views of community mental health services


Emmeline Lagunes Cordoba summarises a co-produced qualitative interview study on service user perspectives of community mental health services for people with complex emotional needs.

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The importance of adopting a person-centred approach in psychiatry


Emmeline Lagunes summarises a recent paper from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, which outlines the importance of person-centred care in contemporary medicine and psychiatry.

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Home treatment by crisis resolution teams can prevent hospital admission, according to Swiss research


Emmeline Lagunes Cordoba and Magdalena Skowronska review a recent Swiss RCT, which found that crisis resolution teams led to fewer hospital days per patient, but did not prevent hospital admission entirely.

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Cognitive functioning in psychosis: is neuropsychological decline continuous, generalised, and specific to schizophrenia?


Emmeline Lagunes Cordoba and Derek Tracy explore a case control study that looks at cognitive change in people with schizophrenia and other psychoses in the decade following the first episode.

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