Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine - Barts and The London

Ms Michaela Otis


Statistician, Centre for Psychiatry

Email: m.otis@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7882 2042
Room Number: 2.03 Old Anatomy Building


Michaela is a statistician at the Centre for Psychiatry, working with epidemiological and psychiatric data. She is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Health and Human Development, at the University of East London. Her PhD adopted the philosophy of Amartya Sen’s Capability Approach to economics, for the evaluation of health systems in developing contexts. Her studies incorporated regression modelling using published data on international development indicators of social determinants and health, a novel clustering of health systems monitoring data, and a qualitative case study of a health system structure in Karachi, Pakistan.


Prior to her PhD, Michaela worked as a research associate with the Tuke Institute on a project for person-centred standards in HIV services. She studied MSc Health Psychology at City University London, and BSc in Psychology and Criminology at Coventry University. She worked as an assistant psychologist at a medium-secure forensic mental health hospital in East London NHS, functioning as an accredited therapeutic community, within a multidisciplinary team.