Dr Tasneem Kathree

Senior Researcher

Dr Tasneem Kathree (PhD) is a Senior Researcher at the CRH.

Current projects:

Project Manager (KwaZulu-Natal site) for ENHANCE (Evidence led co-created health systems strengthening interventions for multiple long-term conditions) (MLTC-M) (UK NIHR Right); Co-Principal Investigator: Local adaptation of a critical time intervention programme to support people with severe mental illness following post-acute hospital discharge in KwaZulu- Natal, South Africa (NIH). Researcher (UKMRC) Strengthening the community sub-system for people-centred care in South Africa.

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Kathree, T. and Petersen, I., 2012. South African Indian women screened for postpartum depression: a multiple case study of postpartum experiences. South African Journal of Psychology, 42(1), pp.37-50.

Hanlon, C., Luitel, N.P., Kathree, T., Murhar, V., Shrivasta, S., Medhin, G., Ssebunnya, J., Fekadu, A., Shidhaye, R., Petersen, I. and Jordans, M., 2014. Challenges and opportunities for implementing integrated mental health care: a district level situation analysis from five low-and middle-income countries. PloS one, 9(2), p.e88437.

Egbe, C.O., Brooke-Sumner, C., Kathree, T., Selohilwe, O., Thornicroft, G. and Petersen, I., 2014. Psychiatric stigma and discrimination in South Africa: Perspectives from key stakeholders. BMC psychiatry, 14(1), p.191.

Kathree, T., Selohilwe, O.M., Bhana, A. and Petersen, I., 2014. Perceptions of postnatal depression and health care needs in a South African sample: the “mental” in maternal health care. BMC women’s health, 14(1), p.140.

Makan, A., Fekadu, A., Murhar, V., Luitel, N., Kathree, T., Ssebunya, J. and Lund, C., 2015. Stakeholder analysis of the Programme for Improving Mental health carE (PRIME): baseline findings. International journal of mental health systems, 9(1), p.27.

Baron, E.C., Hanlon, C., Mall, S., Honikman, S., Breuer, E., Kathree, T., Luitel, N.P., Nakku, J., Lund, C., Medhin, G. and Patel, V., 2016. Maternal mental health in primary care in five low-and middle-income countries: a situational analysis. BMC health services research, 16(1), p.53.

Bhana, A., Rathod, S.D., Selohilwe, O., Kathree, T. and Petersen, I., 2015. The validity of the Patient Health Questionnaire for screening depression in chronic care patients in primary health care in South Africa. BMC psychiatry, 15(1), p.118.

Petersen, I., Fairall, L., Bhana, A., Kathree, T., Selohilwe, O., Brooke-Sumner, C., Faris, G., Breuer, E., Sibanyoni, N., Lund, C. and Patel, V., 2015. Integrating mental health into chronic care in South Africa: the development of a district mental healthcare plan. The British journal of psychiatry, pp.bjp-bp.

Chisholm, D., Burman-Roy, S., Fekadu, A., Kathree, T., Kizza, D., Luitel, N.P., Petersen, I., Shidhaye, R., De Silva, M. and Lund, C., 2016. Estimating the cost of implementing district mental healthcare plans in five low-and middle-income countries: the PRIME study. The British journal of psychiatry, 208(s56), pp.s71-s78.

Bhana, A., Rathod, S.D., Selohilwe, O., Kathree, T. and Petersen, I., 2017. Characteristics and correlates of alcohol consumption among adult chronic care patients in North West Province, South Africa. SAMJ: South African Medical Journal, 107(7), pp.636-642.

Petersen, I., Rathod, S., Kathree, T., Selohilwe, O. and Bhana, A., 2017. Risk correlates for physical-mental multimorbidities in South Africa: a cross-sectional study. Epidemiology and psychiatric sciences, pp.1-9.

Petersen I, Bhana A, Folb N, Thornicroft G, Zani B, Selohilwe O, Petrus R, Mntambo N, Georgeu-Pepper D, Kathree T, Lund C, Lombard C, Bachmann M, Gaziano T, Levitt N, Fairall L, on behalf of the PRIME reach team. Collaborative care for the detection and management of depression among adults with hypertension in South Africa: study protocol for the PRIME-SA randomised controlled trial. (in press October 2017)

Fairall L, Petersen I, Zani B, Folb N, Georgeu-Pepper D, Selohilwe O, Petrus R, Mntambo N, Bhana A, Lombard C, Bachmann M, Lund C, Hanass-Hancock J, Chisholm D, McCrone P, Carmona S, Gaziano T, Levitt N, Kathree T, Thornicroft G. Collaborative care for the detection and management of depression among adults receiving antiretroviral therapy in South Africa: study protocol for the CobALT randomised controlled trial. (in press March 2018).