Dr Bryn Lloyd-Evans

Senor Lecturer

Division of Psychiatry

Faculty of Brain Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Apr 2005

Research summary

Brynmor Lloyd-Evans is an Associate Professor in the Division of Psychiatry at UCL. His research interests include: social interventions in mental health; quality improvement and implementation research in mental health services; acute care and crisis alternatives to hospital admission.

Bryn is the Chief Investigator for two NIHR-funded studies starting in autumn 2021. The Community Navigator study is a multi-site, randomised controlled trial of a programme to reduce loneliness and depression for people with Treatment Resistant Depression in secondary mental health care. The SUSHI study will develop and test an online tool to assess social inclusion and support care planning for use in supported accommodation services. Bryn is also the co-Chief investigator on the NIHR-funded FINCH study, which invovles development and a pilot trial of a crisis planning and monitoring programme for people who have been detained in hospital, designed to prevent repeat detentions. 

Bryn has been a Deputy Director of the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit since 2017. The MHPRU provides policy-relevant research and access to expert views and evidence for the Department of Health and Social Care and its arms length bodies. He is a co-applicant on the Cross-Council Network for Loneliness and Mental Health and is or has recently been invovled in research on Acute Day Units, Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams, peer-supported self-management; one-to-one peer support for carers; Dementia Crisis Teams; Intensive Support Teams and befriending programmes for adults with intellectual disabilities, and the "Kindness By Post" participatory public health project. 

Bryn was a member of the Working Group for the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act in 2017/18. He is the topic advisor for the NICE Guideline Development Group for the Social Work for Adults with Complex Needs guideline and is a panel member of the NIHR Research for Social Care funding programme. 

Teaching summary

Brynmor Lloyd-Evans has supervised four completed doctoral students. He is currently supervising two PhD students in the Division of Psychiatry at UCL. He teaches on the UCL MSc courses in Clinical Mental Health Sciences and Mental Health Sciences research.

Bryn was the external examiner for the "Think Ahead" MA in Social Work Practice course at York University from 2016-2020. 


Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow |
University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2010
King's College London
First Degree, Bachelor of Science (Honours) | 2003
University of Oxford
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 2000
University of Oxford
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) | 1991


Brynmor Lloyd-Evans has worked as a researcher at UCL since 2005. He is a registered social worker and has worked in Community Mental Health Teams and forensic rehabilitation services in London.