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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Dr Nikolina Jovanović


Clinical Reader and Consultant Psychiatrist

Telephone: 020 7540 4380


I hold the position of Reader in Perinatal Psychiatry at Queen Mary University of London and serve as a Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist at the East London NHS Foundation Trust.  

My clinical and academic work is dedicated to improving perinatal mental health care, developing and implementing effective psychosocial interventions, and promoting service user involvement. Moreover, I have a deep interest in exploring the relationship between architecture, nature, and mental well-being. 

Over the past decade, I have led numerous initiatives and projects aimed at improving psychiatric care across Eastern Europe.  

I also contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate courses on both national and international levels. From 2020-2022, I served as the Director of Graduate Studies at QMUL.  

My projects have received funding from the EC, GACD, NIHR, and UNICEF. 

Among my interests, I am particularly passionate about the recruitment, retention, and well-being of staff in the fields of psychiatry and mental health care. My collaborations with the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), World Psychiatric Association, and European Union of Medical Specialists have provided me with opportunities to work on these vital issues. Within the EPA, I have previously served as the Chair of the Early Career Psychiatrists Committee and as a board member. Currently, I am a member of the Committee of Education


Research Interests:

Psychiatry; Perinatal; Mental health; Women's mental health; Adverse Childhood Experiences; Attachment; Psychosocial; Implementation; Effectiveness; Architecture; Built environment; Postgraduate Training; Job burnout.   


Please click through to see a complete list of Nikolina's publications


Outstanding publications

  • Jovanović N, Miglietta E, Podlesek A, Malekzadeh A, Lasalvia A, Campbell J, Priebe S. Impact of the hospital built environment on treatment satisfaction of psychiatric in-patients. Psychol Med. 2020 Oct 22:1-12. doi: 10.1017/S0033291720003815. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33087185.
  • Jankovic J, Parsons J, Jovanović N. et al. Differences in access and utilisation of mental health services in the perinatal period for women from ethnic minorities—a population-based study. BMC Med 2020;18: 245.
  • Windle E, Tee H, Sabitova A, Jovanović N et al. Association of Patient Treatment Preference With Dropout and Clinical Outcomes in Adult Psychosocial Mental Health Interventions: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Psychiatry. 2019;77:294-302.
  •  Jovanović N, Campbell J, Priebe S. How to design psychiatric facilities to foster positive social interaction - A systematic review. Eur Psychiatry. 2019 Aug;60:49-62. doi: 10.1016/j.eurpsy.2019.04.005. Epub 2019 May 18. PMID: 31112827.
  • Jovanović N, Podlesek A, Volpe U, Barrett E, Ferrari S, Rojnic Kuzman M et al. Burnout syndrome among psychiatric trainees in 22 countries: risk increased by long working hours, lack of supervision, and psychiatry not being first career choice. Eur Psychiatry 2016 32:34–41.


Alina Subitova. "Job Morale of Physicians and Dentists in Kazakhstan": (2017 – 2020)

Emma Millard. "Preferences for Art therapy": (2018-2022)

Olufunke Ayorinde. "Perinatal mental health of Nigerian women in the UK" (2021 - present)

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