Dr Helen Gilburt joined The King’s Fund in 2013 as a Fellow in Health Policy with a particular focus on mental health.
Previously she worked at the Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College London, where she remains a visiting research fellow. Helen has expertise in health service research and a particular interest in service user involvement, utilising her experience of using mental health services to inform the research she has undertaken. This research includes a national study of alternatives to standard acute inpatient services, implementation of recovery-orientated care in community mental health and a trial of assertive outreach treatment for alcohol dependence.
Helen holds a PhD in Zoology from the University of Birmingham.