Information and links can be found below on peer-review Journal publications; books; chapters, radio programmes and blogs. Most are also on the Google Scholar link

JOURNALS (email me if you’d like a copy; * denotes my favourites!)

  • H Bear, L Ayala-Nunes, J DeJesus, S Liverpool, B Moltrecht, L Neelakantan, E Harriss, E Watkins, M Fazel. Determining markers of successful implementation: a systematic review of mental health apps for young people. JMIR 2022 Nov 9;24(11):e40347 article
  • S Skripkauskaite, M Fazel, OxWell Study Team. Time Spent Gaming, Device Type, Addiction Scores, and Well-being in Adolescent English Gamers: Latent Profile Analysis of the 2021 OxWell Survey Data. JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting 2022 Nov 18;5(4):e41480. doi: 10.2196/41480 article
  • G Geulayov, K Mansfield, C Jindra, K Hawton, M Fazel. Loneliness and self-harm in adolescents during the first national COVID-19 lockdown: results from a survey of 10,000 secondary school pupils in England Curr Psychol (2022). article
  • *G Geulayov, R Borschmann, KL Mansfield, K Hawton, P Moran, M Fazel. Utilisation and acceptability of formal and informal support for adolescents following self-harm before and during the first COVID-19 lockdown: results from a large-scale English schools survey. Frontiers Psychiatry 2022;13:881248 article
  • E Soneson, S Puntis, N Chapman, K Mansfield, P Jones*, M Fazel*. Happier in Lockdown: A descriptive analysis of self-reported wellbeing in 17,000 UK students during Covid-19 lockdown. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2022; Feb 17: 1-16 article
  • G Albright, M Fazel, N Khalid, J McMillan, D Hilty, K Shockley, S Joshi. High School Educator Training by Simulation to Address Emotional and Behavioral Concerns in the School Settings: A Randomized Study. JTIBS 2022
  • G Illingworth, KL Mansfield, CA Espie, M Fazel*, F Waite*. Sleep in the time of COVID-19: Findings from 18000 school-aged children and adolescents in the UK during the first national lockdown SLEEP Advances 2022; Volume 3: Issue 1  article
  • E Soneson, S Das, AM Burn, M van Melle, JK Anderson, M Fazel, P Fonagy, T Ford, R Gilbert, K Harron, E Howarth, A Humphrey, PB Jones, A Moore. Leveraging administrative data to better understand and address child maltreatment: a scoping review of data linkage studies Child Maltreatment 2022; March 3 article
  • KL Mansfield, S Puntis, E Soneson, A Cipriani, G Geulayov, M Fazel. Study Protocol: The OxWell annual school survey investigating social, emotional and behavioural factors associated with mental health and wellbeing. BMJ Open 2021; 11:e052717 pdf
  • M Glogowska, M Stepney, S Rocks, M Fazel. Implementation of significant mental health service change: Perceptions and concerns of a mental health workforce in the context of transformation J Health Organization Management 2022; 36 (9):66-78 article
  • M Fazel, S Puntis, S White, A Townsend, K Mansfield, R Viner, J Herring, A Pollard, D Freeman. Willingness of children and adolescents to have a COVID-19 vaccination: results of a large whole schools survey in England. EClinicalMedicine DOI:10.1016/j.eclinm.2021.101144 article
  • *M Fazel, A Townsend, H Stewart, M Pao, I Paz, J Walker, SM Sawyer, M Sharpe. Integrated care to address child and adolescent health in the 21st century: a clinical review. JCPP Advances 2021;e12045 article
  • IN PRESS E Soneson, AM Burns, M Fazel, T Ford, E Howarth. Determining stakeholder priorities and core components for school-based identification of mental health difficulties: a Delphi study J School Psychology
  • G Fellmeth, S Nosten, N Kirikoekkong, ME Gilder, E Plugge, M Fazel, R Fitzpatrick, R McGready. Suicidal ideation in the perinatal period: findings from the Thailand-Myanmar border. J Pub Health. 2021; fdab297,
  • M Senior, T Fanshawe, M Fazel, S Fazel Prediction models for child and adolescent mental health: a systematic review of methodology and reporting in recent research JCPP Advances DOI: 10.1002/jcv2.12034
  • K Mansfield, D Newby, E Soneson, N Vaci, C Jindra, G Geulayov, J Gallacher, M Fazel. COVID-19 partial school closures and mental health problems: a cross-sectional survey of 11,000 adolescents to determine those most at risk. JCPP Advances 2021; article
  • R Blackmore, M Gibson-Helm, G Melvin, J Boyle, M Fazel, KM Gray. Validation of a Dari translation of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale among women of refugee background at a public antenatal clinic Aus NZ J Psych 2021 Jul 10;48674211025687. article
  • PREPRINT Hugh-Jones S, Naidu J, Al-Janabi H, Bhola P, Cook P, Fazel M, Hudson K, Khandeparkar P, Mirzoev T, Venkataraman S, West R, P Mallikarjun P. Safeguarding Adolescent Mental Health in India (SAMA): study protocol for co- design and feasibility study of a school systems intervention targeting adolescent anxiety and depression in India. medRxiv preprint
  • M Fazel, S Rocks, M Glogowska, M Stepney, A Tsiachristas. How does reorganisation in child and adolescent mental health services affect access to services? An observational study of two services in England PLoS One 2021; 16(5):e0250691 article
  • M Fazel, D Newby. Mental well-being and school exclusion: changing the discourse from vulnerability to acceptance Emotional and Behavioural Disorders article
  • PREPRINT KL Mansfield, C Jindra, G Geulayov, M Fazel. Self-reported wellbeing and sample characteristics in a survey of 19000 school pupils during the first UK COVID-19 school closures. 2021  preprint
  • * T King, M Fazel Examining the mental health outcomes of school-based peer-led interventions on young people: a scoping review of range and a systematic review of effectiveness PLOS One 2021; 16(4): e0249553 article; pdf
  • M Fazel, D Newby. Mental well-being and school exclusion: changing the discourse from vulnerability to acceptance Emotional and Behavioural Disorders 2021 article; pdf
  • Ford, K Mansfield, S Markham, S McManus, A John, D O’Reilly, T Newlove-Delgado, M Iverson, M Fazel, J Das Munshi et al. The challenges and opportunities of mental health data sharing in the UK.Lancet Digital Health. 2021; 3:E333-336 article
  • J Lopez-Lopez, A Kwong, L Washbrook, K Tilling, M Fazel, R Pearson. Depressive symptoms and academic achievement in British adolescents: a cross-lagged analysis with genetic covariants J Affective Disorders 2021; 284: 104-113 article; pdf
  • * M Fazel, K Hoagwood. School mental health: integrating young people’s voices to shift the paradigm. Lancet Child and Adolescent Health 2021; 5(3):156-157 commentary
  • E Sellars, G Pavarini, D Michelson, C Creswell, M Fazel. Young People’s Advisory Groups in Health Research: Scoping Review and Mapping of Practices. Archives of Disease in Childhood doi:10.1136/archdischild-2020-320452 article; pdf
  • M Mansoubi, B Weedon; P Esser; N Mayo; M Fazel; W Wade; T Ward; S Kemp; A Delextrat; H Dawes. Cognitive performance, quality and quantity of movement reflect psychological symptoms in early adolescents. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine 2020; 19(2): 364-373
  • R Blackmore, J Boyle, M Fazel, S Ranasinha, KM Gray, G Fitzgerald, M Misso, M Gibson-Helm. The Prevalence of Mental Illness in Refugees and Asylum Seekers: a systematic review and meta-analysis PLOS Medicine 2020; 17(9): e1003337 article; pdf 
  • S Rocks, M Glogowska, M Stepney, A Tsiachristas, M Fazel. Introducing a single point of access (SPA) to child and adolescent mental health services in England: a mixed-methods observational study, BMC Health Services Research 2020; 20:623 article; pdf
  • G Fellmeth, E Plugge, M Fazel, MM Oo, M Pimanpanarak, Y Phichitpadungtham, Kerala Wai, P Charunwatthana, JA Simpson, F Nosten, R Fitzpatrick, R McGready. Prevalence and determinants of perinatal depression among labour migrant and refugee women on the Thai-Myanmar border: a cohort study. BMC Psychiatry2020;20(1)168 article; pdf
  • * M Fazel, H Stratford, C Chen, H Griffiths, E Rowsell, K Robjant. Five applications of Narrative Exposure Therapy for children and adolescents presenting with post-traumatic stress disorders. Frontiers in Psychiatry 2020; 11:19 article
  • K Mansfield, J Gallacher, M Mourby, M Fazel. Five models of child and adolescent data linkage in the UK: a review of existing and proposed methods. Evidence-Based Mental Health 2020;23(1):39-44 article; pdf
  • S Rocks, M Fazel, A Tsiachristas, M Fazel. The impact of transforming Mental Health Services for young people in England on patient access, resource use and health: a quasi-experimental study BMJ Open 2020;10:e034067. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034067 article; pdf
  • R Blackmore, J Boyle, M Fazel, S Ranasinha, KM Gray, G Fitzgerald, M Misso, M Gibson-Helm. The Prevalence of Mental Illness in Child and Adolescent Refugees and Asylum Seekers: a systematic review and meta-analysis J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2019 article  abstract
  • J Lopez-Lopez, A Kwong, R Pearson; K Tilling, M Fazel, L Washbrook, J Kidger, G Hammerton. Trajectories of depressive symptoms and adult educational and employment outcomes. BMJ Open 2020 6(1), E6. doi:10.1192/bjo.2019.90 article; pdf
  • * M Fazel, B Kohrt. Prevention vs Intervention in School Mental Health. Lancet Psychiatry 20196(12):969-971 article; pdf
  • * M Fazel Focusing a lens on refugee families to address layers of avoidance Lancet Public Health 2019; 4: PE318-319 article; pdf
  • D Horwood, J Baker, M Fazel, S Rees, L Heslop, D Silove. School Factors Related to the Emotional Wellbeing And Resettlement Outcomes of Students From Refugee Backgrounds: Protocol For A Systematic Review. Systematic Reviews 2019;8:107 article; pdf
  • T King, M Fazel. Examining the mental health outcomes of peer-led school-based interventions on young people aged between 4 and 18 years old: A systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews 2019; 8:104 article; pdf
  • M Cortina, H Jack, K Kahn, S Tollman, A Stein, M Fazel. The relationship between children’s cognitions and later educational progress in rural South Africa: A longitudinal study Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2019 Mar 6:jech-2018 article
  • S Rocks, M Stepney, M Glogowska, M Fazel, A Tsiachristas. Understanding and Evaluating new models of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in South-East England: A study protocol BMJ Open 2018;8: e024230 article
  • M Fazel. Refugees and the post-migration environment. BMC Medicine 2018 16:164 article
  • B Kohrt, L Asher, A Bhardwaj, M Fazel, M Jordans, B Mutamba, A Nadkarni, G Pedersen, D Singla, V Patel. The role of communities in metal health care in low- and middle-income countries: a meta-review of components and competencies International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2018;15:1279 article; pdf
  • G Fellmeth, E Plugge, S Nosten, MM Oo, M Fazel, P Charunwatthana, F Nosten, R Fitzpatrick, R McGready. Living with severe perinatal depression: a qualitative study of the experiences of migrant women on the Thai-Myanmar border BMC Psychiatry 2018; 18:229
  • T Betancourt, M Fazel. Advancing an Implementation Science Agenda on Mental Health and Psychosocial Responses in War-Affected Settings: Comment on Trials of a Psychosocial Intervention for Youth Affected by the Syrian Crisis J Child Psychol Psychiatry; 2018:59(5):542-544 article; pdf
  • A Sim, M Fazel, L Bowes, F Gardiner. Pathways linking war and displacement to parenting and child adjustment: A qualitative study with Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Soc Sci Med 2018; 200: 19-26 article; pdf
  • *M Fazel, T Betancourt. Preventive Mental Health Interventions for Refugee Children in High-Income Settings: a narrative review. Lancet Child and Adolescent Health 2018;2(2):121-132 article; pdf
  • *M Noroozi, I Singh, M Fazel. Evaluation of the minimum age for consent to mental health treatment with the minimum age of criminal responsibility in children and adolescents: a global comparison Evidence-Based Mental Health 2018;21:82-86 article; pdf
  • E Soneson, J Childs-Fegredo, J Anderson, J Stochl , M Fazel, T Ford, A Humphries, P Jones, E Howarth. Acceptability of screening for mental health difficulties in primary schools: a survey of UK parents BMC Public Health 2018;18:1404 article; pdf
  • *M Fazel. Psychological and psychosocial interventions for refugee children resettled in high-income countries. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Services 2018; 27(2):117-123 article; pdf
  •  G Fellmeth, M Fazel, E Plugge Cohort profile: The Migrant Perinatal Depression Study: a prospective cohort study of perinatal depression on the Thai-Myanmar border. BMJ Open 2018;8:e017129 article; pdf
  • H Bould, C Newbegin, A Stewart, A Stein, M Fazel. Eating disorders in children and young people. BMJ 2017;359:j5245 [Clinical update] article; pdf; infographic
  • H Bould, A Stewart, M Fazel, C Newbegin, A Stein. Assessment of child or young person with a possible eating disorder. BMJ 2017;359:j5328 [Practice Pointer] article; pdf
  • K, Stein, R. Pearson, A. Stein, M Fazel. The predictive value of childhood recurrent abdominal pain for adult emotional disorders, and the influence of negative cognitive style. Findings from a cohort study. PLoS ONE 201712(9):e018643 article; pdf
  • *M Murphy, M Abel, S Stephan, M Jellinek, M Fazel. Scope, scale, and dose of the world’s largest school based mental health programs Harvard Review of Psychiatry 2017:25:218-228 abstract
  • H Griffiths, M Fazel. Early intervention crucial in anxiety disorders in children. Practitioner 2016; 260 (1794): 17-20 pdf
  • G Fellmeth, M Fazel, E Plugge. Migration, pregnancy and mental health: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence, associated factors and interventions for women from low- and middle-income countries  BJOG 2016 Jun 20. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.14184 article: pdf
  • *M Fazel, J Garcia, A Stein. The right location? Experiences of refugee adolescents seen by school-based mental health services Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 2016; 21:368-380 article; pdf
  • M Cortina, A Stein, K Kahn, T Hunglawi, E Holmes, M Fazel. Cognitive styles and psychological functioning in rural South African students: understanding influences for risk and resilience Journal of Adolescence 49 (2016) 38e46 article; pdf
  • M Fazel: Methylphenidate for ADHD BMJ 2015;351:h5875 editorial
  • M Fazel Proactive depression services needed for at-risk populations Lancet Psychiatry 2015; comment
  • K Stein, M Fazel. Depression in young people often goes undetected. Practitioner 2015; 259 (1782) 17-22 article
  • N Verkuyl, M Perkins, M Fazel. Childhood Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder BMJ 2015: 10.1136/bmj.h2168  article; pdf; accompanying podcasts
  • E Murray, M Fernandez, M Fazel, S Kennedy, J Villar, A Stein. Differential effects of intrauterine growth restriction on neurodevelopmental outcomes in children: a systematic review BJOG 2015; 122: 1062-1072 article; pdf
  •  M Cortina, M Fazel. The Art Room: An Evaluation Of A Targeted School-based Group Intervention For Students With Emotional And Behavioural Difficulties, The Arts in Psychotherapy 2015; 42: 35-40 article; pdf
  •  M Fazel. A moment of change: facilitating refugee children’s mental health in UK schools International Journal of Educational Development 2015: 41; 255-261 article; pdf
  • H Grant-Peterkin, T Schleicher, M Fazel, S Majid, K Robjant, C Katona. Inadequate mental healthcare in immigration removal centres BMJ 2014; 349: g6627 article; pdf
  • *M Fazel, K Hoagwood, S Stephan, T Ford. School-based mental health interventions in high-income countries. Lancet Psychiatry 2014; 1: 377-87 article;  pdf
  • *M Fazel, V Patel, S Thomas, W Tol. School-based mental health interventions in low and middle-income countries. Lancet Psychiatry 2014; 1: 388-98 article; pdf
  • *M Fazel, U Karunakara, E Newnham. Detention, denial and death: migration hazards for refugee children Lancet Global Health 2014; 2(6), e313-e314 articlepdf
  • R. Tyrer, M Fazel. School and community-based interventions for refugee and asylum seeking children: A Systematic Review PLoS ONE 2014; 9(2):e89359. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089359 article; pdf; figure
  • M Cortina, M Fazel, T Hunglawi, M Cortina Borja, S Tollman, K Kahn, A Stein. Childhood psychological problems in school settings in rural Southern Africa. PLOS One 2013; 8(6): e65041. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065041 articlepdf
  • R Reed, M Fazel and L Goldring. Easily missed? Post-traumatic stress disorder. Practice Article, BMJ 2012;344:e3790 article; pdf
  • M Cortina, A Sodha, M Fazel, P Ramchandani. Prevalence of child mental health problems in sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 2012:166(3);276-281  article; pdf
  • R. Reed, M Fazel, L. Jones, C. Panter-Brick, A. Stein. Mental health of displaced and refugee resettled in low and middle-income countries: risk and protective factors The Lancet 2011 379(9812):250-265  abstractpdf; (pdf also freely available via evidence aid)
  • M Fazel, R. Reed, C. Panter-Brick, A. Stein. Mental health of displaced and refugee resettled in high-income countries: risk and protective factors The Lancet 2011 379(9812):266-282  abstractpdf (pdf also freely available via evidence aid)
  • K. Robjant, M. Fazel. The Emerging Evidence for Narrative Exposure Therapy  Clinical Psychology Review 2010;30:1030-39  article; pdf
  • M Fazel, H Doll, A Stein. A school-based mental health intervention for refugee  children: an exploratory study Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 2009, 14(2): 297-  309  abstract; pdf
  • M Cortina, K Kahn, M Fazel, T Hlungwani, Tollman S, Bhana A, Prothrow-Stith D, Stein A. School-based interventions can play a critical role in enhancing children’s development and health in the developing world Child: Care, Health and Development 2008;34: 1-3  article; pdf
  • M Fazel, N Langstrom, M Grann, S Fazel. Psychopathology in adolescent and young adult criminal offenders (15-21 years) in Sweden Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2008;43: 319-24 article; pdf
  • P Ramchandani, M Fazel, A Stein, N Wiles, M Hotopf. The impact of recurrent abdominal pain: predictors of outcome in a large population cohort Acta Paediatrica 2007;96:697–701  abstract; pdf
  • M Fazel, D Silove. Detention of Refugees in the UK BMJ 2006;332:251-252  editorial; pdf
  • J Jancovic Gavrilovic, M Schutzwohl, M. Fazel, S. Priebe. Who seeks treatment after a traumatic event and who does not? A review of findings on mental health service utilization  Journal of Traumatic Stress 2005;18:595-606  abstract; pdf
  • M. Fazel, J. Wheeler, J. Danesh. Prevalence of serious mental disorder in 7000 refugees resettled in western countries: a systematic review The Lancet 2005;365:1309-14 article; pdf; (pdf also freely available via evidence aid)
  • M. Fazel, A Stein. UK immigration law disregards best interests of children The Lancet 2004;363:1749-50  commentary; pdf
  • M. Fazel. Why I’m a reluctant rapid responder. BMJ 2004;328:413.1  [personal view]
  • M. Fazel, A. Stein. The mental health of refugee children: comparative study BMJ 2003;327:134  article; pdf
  • M. Fazel, A. Stein. The Mental Health of Refugee Children Archives of Disease in Childhood 2002;87:366‑70  abstract; pdf
  • M. Fazel. “The medical implications of controlled fasting” Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 1998;91: 260-63  pdf
  • M. Fazel. “Now show me your tongue-a taste of medicine in China”  The Lancet 1995;346:1687-88  pdf


Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry 7th edition. Oxford University Press. P Harrison, P Cowen, T Burns, M Fazel. 2017 link


The scars of modern slavery: trafficked people with severe mental illness: 19 Oct 2015 Mental Elf. Read here

School Mental health- whose responsibility: Huffington Post 17 Feb 2016 (part of Young Minds Matter Series) Read

Increased vulnerability of migrants: non-affective psychosis in Sweden: 16 March 2016 The Mental Elf Read

M Fazel (14 Feb 2017) Mental Health in the age of mass migration. 14 Feb 2017 The Mental Elf Read

Treatments for traumatised refugees: more complex interventions needed. 2 Aug 2017 The Mental Elf Read


  • In Press M Fazel, H Griffiths. Supporting the attendance of vulnerable children at school: a lens on refugee children and those with life-limiting illnesses. Chapter 7 In T Ford (Ed) Mental Health and Attendance at school
  • In Press M Fazel. School- based mental health interventions and Other Therapies to Help Refugee Children Chapter 8. In Aten & Hwang (eds.) Refugee Mental Health, APA Publications
  • M Fazel, S Rees, D Silove. Refugees and populations exposed to mass conflict. In the New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry, Third Edition, Eds J Geddes, N Andreasen, G Goodwin. Oxford University Press 2020
  • M Fazel, A O’Higgins. School-based interventions with Refugee Families. Chapter 17 in L Herne & C Rousseau Working with Refugee Families: Coping with Trauma and Displacement in family relationships. Cambridge University Press  2020
  • E. Newnham, S Kashyap, J Tearne, M Fazel. Child Mental Health in the Context of War: An Overview of Risk Factors and Interventions for Refugee and War-affected Youth. In Mental health in refugee and post-conflict populations: Theory, Research and Clinical Practice. Eds: N Morina, A Nickerson. Springer Nature Switzerland 2018
  • R Reed, R Tyrer, M Fazel. Treating forcibly displaced young people: global challenges in mental health care. In S. Patel, D. Reicherter (eds.), Psychotherapy for Immigrant Youth, Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016 chapter info
  • M Fazel, R Reed, A Stein. Refugee, asylum-seeking and internally-displaced children and adolescents (Chapter 44) in Rutter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 6th Edition  July 2015, Wiley-Blackwell book info
  • R Reed and M Fazel. Safeguarding the mental health needs of separated children. (Chapter 6) in Safeguarding Children from Abroad: Refugee, Trafficked and Migrant Children in the UK. Eds: E Kelly, F Bokhari. Jesscia Kingsley, London 2012  book info


BBC World Service: Turmoil around the World and in Ourselves. 14 September 2016 listen here


  • Rapid Response to Bring in Universal Health Checks in Schools BMJ 2013 347:f5478
  • HPA and DH: Understanding the health needs of migrants in the South East region: a report by the South East Migrant Health Study Group on behalf of the Department of Health. October 2010. Health Protection Agency Involved in writing Chapter 5: Mental health needs of migrants in the South East region  pdf
  • S Shepperd, H Doll, S Gowers, A James, M Fazel, R Fitzpatrick, J Pollock. Alternatives to inpatient mental health care for children and young people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009 Art. No: CD006410.pub2 DOI:10.1002/14651858  pdf
  • Y. Schibel, M. Fazel, R. Robb, P. Garner. “Refugee integration: Can research synthesis inform policy? Feasibility study report” RDS On-line Report 13/02. ( 2002 Research Development and Statistics Directorate, Home Office  pdf

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