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Ms Lauren Herlitz

Research Assistant

Institute for Health and Human Development

Lauren is currently evaluating the Connect Hackney programme (, which aims to improve the wellbeing of Hackney residents aged 50 and over by reducing or preventing loneliness and isolation. Lauren previously evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of two service innovations in primary care in Newham.

    Most Recent Research

    Lauren is currently completing a PhD on the sustainability of public health interventions in schools at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

    Previous Research

    Lauren previously worked on the International Self-Report Delinquency survey at the Institute of Criminal Policy Research, Birkbeck, University of London.
    She has also held research positions at the National Academy for Parenting Research, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, Place2Be, Revolving Doors Agency and within the Home Office.


    • Senior Research Fellow
      Darren Sharpe


    van der Gaag, R., Herlitz, L. & Hough, M. (2019). Contemporary challenges in school recruitment for criminological survey research: lessons from the International Self-Report Delinquency study in England, Germany, the Netherlands and the United States. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice.

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    Humayun, S., Herlitz, L., Chesnokov, M., Doolan, M., Landau, S. & Scott, S. (2017). Randomized controlled trial of Functional Family Therapy for offending and antisocial behaviour in UK youth. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58(9). DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12743.


    Implementation science
    Social policy
    Knowledge exchange
    Mental health
    Social exclusion
    Young people