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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Dr Nikolina Jovanović


Clinical Reader and Consultant Psychiatrist

Telephone: 020 7540 4380


I work as a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and a Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist at the East London NHS Foundation Trust. My work focuses on improving perinatal mental health care, developing and implementing effective psychosocial interventions, improving service user involvement, and exploring links between architecture and mental health. Over the last ten years, I have worked on several initiatives to improve psychiatric care in Eastern Europe. I teach on national and international undergraduate and postgraduate courses. I have been involved with the European Psychiatric Association as a board member, chair of the Early Career Psychiatrists Committee, and 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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