Park, A-La

Ms A-La Park  

Department

Position held

Experience keywords:

comorbidity; health economic evaluation; mental health financing; mental health promotion; mental health; suicide prevention

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A-La is a health economist whose work focuses on the economics of mental health and well-being promotion across the life-course, as well as on the prevention of accidental and intentional injuries. She focuses in particular on systematic reviewing and decision analytical modelling.

In October 2008 she was the joint recipient of the best poster prize at the Second European Conference on Injury Prevention. She has an MSc in Health Management from Imperial College, London and another MSc in Health, Population and Society from the LSE. Prior to joining PSSRU she gained experience through an internship at the WHO in Geneva.

Among current work she is analysing the financing and organisation of mental health systems across Europe, as well as assessing the cost effectiveness of area based suicide prevention programmes in four European countries. Another interests is the link between physical and mental health. She has also estimated the economic case for investing in early detection and early intervention for people with psychosis in work for the UK Department of Health.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Healthcare

Languages:

Chinese [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]; Korean [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7849 4665

LSE email:

a.park@lse.ac.uk

Publications

2015

McDaid, David and Forsman, Anna K and Matosevic, Tihana and Park, A-La and Wahlbeck, Kristian (2015) Promoting mental wellbeing, tackling loneliness: a review of the effectiveness of actions delivered outside of the health sector. In: Research showcase: Loneliness, prevention and wellbeing, 17/04/2015, London School of Economics

McDaid, David and Park, A-La (2015) Counting all the costs: the economic impact of comorbidity In: Sartorius, N. and Holt, R. I. G. and Maj, M., (eds.) Comorbidity of Mental and Physical Disorders. Key issues in mental health (179). Karger AG , Basel, Switzerland, 23-32. ISBN 9783318026030

Park, A-La (2015) Can musical activities promote healthy ageing? International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience, 17 (1). 258-261. ISSN 1522-4821

2014

Park, A-La (2014) Lecture on decision modelling in mental health. In: 17th EPA Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry Meeting, 21-24 May 2014, Ulm, Germany

McDaid, David and Park, A-La and Eliot, Jake and Livsey, Lynne and Swan, Amy (2014) Prescription for success - a guide to the health economy National Housing Federation, London, UK.

McDaid, David and Park, A-La (2014) Economics evaluations for the art prescription and shared reading projects. In: ESRC Seminar series on Arts, Health and Well-being, 15 Sep 2014, London, United Kingdom

Park, A-La (2014) Can we have better value and lower cost? Cost-effectiveness of interventions for people with schizophrenia. In: The 3rd International Forum on New Therapeutic Approaches for Schizophrenia, 20-21 Nov 2014, Madrid, Spain

McDaid, David and Park, A-La and Weiser, Prisca and von Gottberg, Carolin and Becker, Thomas and Kilian, Reinhold (2014) Examining the cost effectiveness of interventions to promote the physical health of people with mental health problems. In: 17th EPA Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry Meeting, 21-24 May 2014, Ulm, Germany

McDaid, David and Park, A-La and Currie, Candice and Zanotti, Cara (2014) Investing in the wellbeing of young people: making the economic case In: McDaid, David and Cooper, Cary, (eds.) Economics of wellbeing. Wellbeing: a complete reference guide (Vol. 5). Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 181-214. ISBN 9781118608388

Park, A-La and McDaid, David and Forsman, Anna K and Wahlbeck, Kristian (2014) Promoting the health and wellbeing of older people: making an economic case In: McDaid, David and Cooper, Cary, (eds.) Economics of wellbeing. Wellbeing: a complete reference guide (Vol. 5). Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 239-260. ISBN 9781118608388

Park, A-La and McCrone, Paul and Knapp, Martin (2014) Early intervention for first-episode psychosis: broadening the scope of economic estimates Early Intervention in Psychiatry, online. n/a-n/a. ISSN 1751-7885

McDaid, David and Park, A-La (2014) Investing in wellbeing in the workplace: more than just a business case In: McDaid, David and Cooper, Cary, (eds.) Economics of wellbeing. Wellbeing: a complete reference guide (Vol. 5). Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 215-238. ISBN 9781118608388

Park, A-La (2014) Do intergenerational activities do any good for older adults well-being?: a brief review Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research, 3 (5). 181. ISSN 2167-7182

Wiser, Prisca and Kilian, Reinhold and McDaid, David and Berti, Loretta and Burti, Lorenzo and Hjorth, Peter and Lech, Katarzyna and Alptekin, Koeksal and Bonfioli, Elena and Dernovsek, Mojca Zvezdana and Dragomirecka, Eva and Freidl, Marion and Friedrich, Fabian and Genova, Aneta and Germanavicius, Arunas and Munk-Jørgensen, Povl and Lucas-Carrasco, Ramona and Marginean, Roxana and Mladenova, Maya and Park, A-La and Paziuc, Alexandru and Paziuc, Petronella and Priebe, Stefan and Prot-Klinger, Katarzyna and Ulas, Halis and von Gottberg, Carolin and Wancata, Johannes and Becker, Thomas (2014) Rationale, component description and pilot evaluation of a physical health promotion measure for people with mental disorders across Europe Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education, 4 (4). 298. ISSN 2161-0711

Park, A-La (2014) The impacts of intergenerational programmes on the physical health of older adults Journal of Aging Science, 2 (3). 1-5. ISSN 2329-8847

Evans-Lacko, S. and Courtin, Emilie and Fiorillo, A. and Knapp, Martin and Luciano, M. and Park, A-La and Brunn, M. and Byford, S. and Chevreul, K. and Forsman, A.K. and Gulacsi, L. and Haro, J.M. and Kennelly, B. and Knappe, S. and Lai, T. and Lasalvia, A. and Miret, M. and O'Sullivan, C. and Obradors-Tarragó, C. and Rüsch, N. and Sartorius, N. and Švab, V. and van Weeghel, J. and Van Audenhove, C. and Wahlbeck, K. and Zlati, A. (2014) The state of the art in European research on reducing social exclusion and stigma related to mental health: a systematic mapping of the literature European Psychiatry, 29 (6). 381-389. ISSN 0924-9338

Park, A-La (2014) Exploring the economic implications of a group-based lifestyle intervention for middle-aged adults with chronic schizophrenia and co-morbid type 2 diabetes Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism, 05 (05). ISSN 2155-6156

Knapp, Martin and Andrew, Alison and McDaid, David and Iemmi, Valentina and McCrone, Paul and Park, A-La and Parsonage, Michael and Boardman, Jed and Shepherd, Geoff (2014) Investing in recovery: making the business case for effective interventions for people with schizophrenia and psychosis PSSRU, The London School of Economics and Political Science, and Centre for Mental Health., London, UK.

2013

McDaid, David and Park, A-La (2013) Promoting synergies in arts, health, and economics: a report on the public engagement foundation, case-funded programme networking three arts for health research initiatives. In: Culture, Health & Wellbeing International Conference, 24-26 Jun 2013, Bristol, United Kingdom

Evans-Lacko, Sara and McDaid, David and Park, A-La and Thornicroft, Graham (2013) Results of DELPHI exercises to identify research gaps and priorities areas for future funding. In: The Tenth International Conference of the European Network For Mental Health Service Evaluation (ENMESH) on Recovery-Oriented Mental Health Services: Therapeutic, Organisational and Economic Challenges, 03-05 Oct 2013, Verona, Italy

McDaid, David and Park, A-La and Matosevic, Tihana (2013) Mapping the state of the art in the financing of mental health systems. The REFINEMENT project experience. In: The Tenth International Conference of the European Network For Mental Health Service Evaluation (ENMESH) on Recovery-Oriented Mental Health Services: Therapeutic, Organisational and Economic Challenges, 03-05 Oct 2013, Verona, Italy

Park, A-La (2013) Result of a systematic mapping of the state of the art in European research on the use of economics in mental health and wellbeing research. In: The Tenth International Conference of the European Network For Mental Health Service Evaluation (ENMESH) on Recovery-Oriented Mental Health Services: Therapeutic, Organisational and Economic Challenges, 03-05 Oct 2013, Verona, Italy

Park, A-La and McDaid, David and Weiser, Prisca and von Gottberg, Carolin and Becker, Thomas and Kilian, Reinhold (2013) Examining the cost effectiveness of interventions to promote the physical health of people with mental health problems: a systematic review BMC Public Health, 13. ISSN 1471-2458

Hu, Xiaoyang and Hughes, John and Fisher, Peter and Lorenc, Ava and Purtell, Rachel and Park, A-La and Robinson, Nicola (2013) A pragmatic observational feasibility study on integrated treatment for musculoskeletal disorders: design and protocol Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine. ISSN 1672-0415

2012

Park, A-La (2012) Suicide prevention in Europe: making the economic case. In: International Congress of Behavioural Medicine, 29 Aug - 01 Sep 2012, Budapest, Hungary

Park, A-La and McDaid, David (2012) Economic modelling of mindfulness meditation for people with mental health problems. In: International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, 15-18 May 2012, Portland, USA

Park, A-La (2012) Economic costs of comorbidity in people with mental disorders. In: The 7th World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental and Behavioural Disorders, 17 Oct - 19 Oct, Perth, Australia

Park, A-La (2012) Economic modelling for mindfulness meditation for people with mental health problems. In: The 7th World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental and Behavioural Disorders, 17 Oct - 19 Oct, Perth, Australia

McDaid, David and Park, A-La (2012) Counting all the costs: estimating the costs of physical health comorbidity in Europe. In: World Psychiatric Association Thematic Conference: Mental Health and Family Medicine Working Together, 8-11 Feb 2012, Granada, Spain

McDaid, David and Park, A-La (2012) Investing in integrative medicine for mental health and wellbeing: making the economic case BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 12 (S1). 339-339. ISSN 1472-6882

McDaid, David and Park, A-La (2012) The benefits of integrating primary care mental health and wellbeing into mental health services. The UK strategy? No health without mental health?. In: World Psychiatric Association Thematic Conference: Mental Health and Family Medicine Working Together, 8-11 Feb 2012, Granada, Spain

Chevreul, Karine and McDaid, David and Farmer, Carrie M. and Prigent, Amélie and Park, A-La and Leboyer, Marion and Kupfer, David J. and Durand-Zaleski, Isabelle (2012) Public and nonprofit funding for research on mental disorders in France, the United Kingdom, and the United States The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 73 (07). e906-e912. ISSN 0160-6689

2011

Park, A-La and McDaid, David (2011) Modelling the potential cost-effectiveness of acupressure in the treatment of chronic low back pain Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 31 (1). 2. ISSN 0255-2922

Park, A-La and McCrone, Paul and Knapp, Martin (2011) Cost-effectiveness of early intervention for psychosis. In: IXth International Conference of the European Network of Mental Health Services Research (ENMESH), 23-25 Jun 2011, Ulm, Germany

McCrone, Paul and Park, A-La and Knapp, Martin (2011) Early detection for psychosis In: Knapp, Martin and McDaid, David and Parsonage, Michael, (eds.) Mental Health Promotion and Mental Illness Prevention: the Economic Case. Department of Health, London, UK, 14-15.

McCrone, Paul and Park, A-La and Knapp, Martin (2011) Early intervention for psychosis In: Knapp, Martin and McDaid, David and Parsonage, Michael, (eds.) Mental Health Promotion and Mental Illness Prevention: the Economic Case. Department of Health, London, UK, 16-17.

Park, A-La and McCrone, Paul and Knapp, Martin (2011) Cost-effectiveness analyses of a multidisciplinary team approach to early intervention for people with first-episode psychosis. In: World Mental Health Congress, 17-21 Oct 2011, Cape Town, South Africa

McDaid, David and Park, A-La and Knapp, Martin (2011) Making the economic case for tackling somatoform disorders. In: IXth International Conference of the European Network of Mental Health Services Research (ENMESH), 23-25 Jun 2011, Ulm, Germany

McDaid, David and Parsonage, Michael and Park, A-La (2011) Tackling medically unexplained symptoms In: Knapp, Martin and McDaid, David and Park, A-La and Parsonage, Michael, (eds.) Mental Health Promotion and Mental Illness Prevention: the Economic Case. Department of Health, London, UK, 33-35.

Knapp, Martin and Park, A-La and McCrone, Paul (2011) Multiple economic evaluations of early intervention (EI) for young people with first-episode psychosis in the UK. In: IXth International Conference of the European Network of Mental Health Services Research (ENMESH), 23-25 Jun 2011, Ulm, Germany

McDaid, David and King, Derek and Park, A-La and Parsonage, Michael (2011) Promoting well-being in the workplace In: Knapp, Martin and McDaid, David and Park, A-La and Parsonage, Michael, (eds.) Mental Health Promotion and Mental Illness Prevention: the Economic Case. Department of Health, London, UK, 22-23.

Park, A-La and Knapp, Martin and McCrone, Paul (2011) Multiple economic evaluations of early detection (ED) and early intervention (EI) for young people with first-episode psychosis in Australia. In: IXth International Conference of the European Network of Mental Health Services Research (ENMESH), 23-25 Jun 2011, Ulm, Germany

Kilian, Reinhold and Losert, Carolin and McDaid, David and Park, A-La and Knapp, Martin (2011) Cost-effectiveness analysis in child and adolescent mental health problems: an updated review of the literature. In: IXth International Conference of the European Network of Mental Health Services Research (ENMESH), 23-25 Jun 2011, Ulm, Germany

McDaid, David and Park, A-La and Bonin, Eva-Maria (2011) Population-level suicide awareness training and intervention In: Knapp, Martin and McDaid, David and Parsonage, Michael, (eds.) Mental Health Promotion and Mental Illness Prevention: the Economic Case. Department of Health, London, UK, 26-27.

Wye, Lesley and Thompson, Elizabeth and Hamilton, William and Sharp, Debbie and Park, A-La and McDaid, David (2011) A half-eaten biscuit: mid-study reflections on the feasibility of economically evaluating the Bristol Homeopathic Hospital using a matched controlled cohort approach. In: The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Strategy for Research and Development (CAMSTRAND) Conference 2011, 31 Mar 2011, University of Southampton

Park, A-La and McDaid, David and Wahlbeck, Kristian and Forsman, A (2011) What do we know about economic evaluations of psychosocial interventions to promote mental health and wellness in older people?. In: IXth International Conference of the European Network of Mental Health Services Research (ENMESH), 23-25 Jun 2011, Ulm, Germany

Wye, Lesley and Thompson, Elizabeth and Hamilton, William and Sharp, Debbie and Park, A-La and McDaid, David (2011) A half eaten biscuit: mid study reflections on the feasibility of economically evaluating the Bristol Homeopathic Hospital using a matched controlled cohort approach (the BISCUIT study) European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 3 (2). e47-e116. ISSN 1876-3820

McDaid, David and Park, A-La (2011) Investing in mental health and well-being: findings from the DataPrev project Health Promotion International, 26 (suppl ). i108-i139. ISSN 0957-4824

Kilian, Reinhold and Losert, Carolin and McDaid, David and Park, A-La and Knapp, Martin (2011) Cost-effectiveness analysis in child and adolescent mental health problems: an updated review of the literature Psychiatrische Praxis, 38 (S 01). S03_4_EC. ISSN 0303-4259

McDaid, David and Park, A-La (2011) Investing in mental health and well-being: findings from the DataPrev project Health Promotion International, 26 (S1). i108-i139. ISSN 1460-2245

McCrone, Paul and Park, A-La and Knapp, Martin (2011) Cost-effectiveness of early intervention services for psychosis Psychiatrische Praxis, 38 (S 01). ISSN 0303-4259

McDaid, David and Park, A-La and Parsonage, Michael (2011) Making the economic case for tackling somatoform disorders Psychiatrische Praxis, 38 (S 01). ISSN 0303-4259

Park, A-La and McDaid, David and Wahlbeck, Kristian and Forsman, A (2011) What do we know about economic evaluations of psychosocial interventions to promote mental health and wellness in older people? Psychiatrische Praxis, 38 (S 01). ISSN 0303-4259

Park, A-La and McCrone, Paul R. and Knapp, Martin (2011) Multiple economic evaluation of Early Intervention (EI) for young people with first-episode psychosis Psychiatrische Praxis, 38 (S 01). ISSN 0303-4259

Park, A-La and McCrone, Paul R. and Knapp, Martin (2011) Multiple economic evaluations of Early Detection (ED) and Early Intervention (EI) for young people with first episode psychosis Psychiatrische Praxis, 38 (S 01). ISSN 0303-4259

2010

McDaid, David and Park, A-La (2010) Online health: untangling the web BUPA.

McDaid, David and Park, A-La (2010) Economics and public mental health In: Goldie, Isabella, (ed.) Public Mental Health: a Handbook. Pavilion, Brighton, UK. ISBN 9781841962856

McCrone, Paul and Park, A-La and Knapp, Martin (2010) Economics of early intervention (EI): literature review and modelling The Australian Government , Victoria.

Park, A-La and McDaid, David and Matosevic, Tihana (2010) Systematic search: ensuring effective use of research evidence Research Bites, 9.

McDaid, David and Park, A-La and Losert, Carolin and Kilian, Reinhold and Knapp, Martin (2010) Cost-effectiveness analysis and child and adolescent mental health problems International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 12 (4). 45-57. ISSN 1462-3730

Park, A-La and McDaid, David (2010) Assessing the cost-effectiveness of Tai Chi as an intervention to reduce the risk of fall-related injuries in older people. In: Fifth International Congress of Complementary Medicine Research (ICCMR), 19-21 May 2010, Tromso, Norway

McDaid, David and Kilian, Reinhold and Losert, Carolin and Park, A-La (2010) Making the economic case for investing in child and adolescent mental health services. In: International Conference Sponsored by ESCAP Quality of Life in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 22-26 August 2010, Budapest, Hungary

McDaid, David and Park, A-La (2010) Making the economic case for investing in mental health promotion interventions for older people. In: The Sixth World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Mental and Behavioral Disorders, 17-19 November 2010, Washington DC, United States

Park, A-La and McCrone, Paul and Knapp, Martin (2010) The cost-effectiveness analysis of early detection (ED) for young people at risk of developing psychosis. In: The Sixth World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Mental and Behavioral Disorders, 17-19 November 2010, Washington DC, United States

McDaid, David and Park, A-La and Parsonage, Michael (2010) Promoting mental and physical wellbeing through tacking medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) in primary care: an economic analysis. In: The Sixth World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Mental and Behavioral Disorders,, 17-19 November 2010, Washington DC, United States

Park, A-La and McCrone, Paul and Knapp, Martin (2010) Assessing the social and economic benefits of early intervention (EI) for community-dwelling young people with first-episode of psychosis. In: The Sixth World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Mental and Behavioral Disorders, 17-19 November 2010, Washington DC, United States

McDaid, David and Park, A-La (2010) How far have we come in the use of economic evaluation techniques to make the case for complementary and alternative medicines?: a systematic review of methodological developments, trends in quality and robustness of findings. In: Fifth International Congress of Complementary Medicine Research (ICCMR), 19-21 May 2010, Tromso, Norway

McDaid, David and Park, A-La and Knapp, Martin and Losert, Carolin and Kilian, Reinhold (2010) Making the case for investing in child and adolescent mental health: how can economics help? International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 12 (4). 37-44. ISSN 1462-3730

McDaid, David and Park, A-La (2010) Making the economic case for injury prevention and safety promotion: a systematic review of the literature Injury Prevention, 16 (Suppl ). ISSN 1353-8047

Park, A-La and McDaid, David (2010) Assessing the cost-effectiveness of conventional group based exercise and Tai Chi as interventions to reduce the risk of fall-related injuries in older people. In: Safety 2010 World Conference, 21-24 Sep 2010, London, UK

McDaid, David and Bonin, Eva-Maria and Park, A-La and Hegerl, U. and Arensman , E. and Kopp, M. and Gusmao, R. (2010) Making the case for investing in suicide prevention interventions: estimating the economic impact of suicide and non-fatal self harm events Injury Prevention, 16 (s1). A257-A258. ISSN 1353-8047

McCrone, Paul and Park, A-La (2010) Economic evaluation of Early Intervention (EI) services: phase IV report PSSRU Discussion Paper , 2745. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Park, A-La and McDaid, David (2010) Assessing the cost-effectiveness of conventional group based exercise and Tai Chi as interventions to reduce the risk of fall-related injuries in older people. In: European Conference on Health Economics, 7-10 July 2010, Helsinki, Finland

McDaid, David and Park, A-La and Kilian, Reinhold and Losert, Carolin (2010) Making the economic case for investing in child and adolescent mental health services. In: European Conference on Health Economics, 7-10 July 2010, Helsinki, Finland

2009

McDaid, David and Park, A-La and Matosevic, Tihana (2009) Systematic literature mapping of approaches to use of research evidence in policy and practice: final report for the National Police Improvement Authority National Policing Improvement Society, London, UK.

Kilian, Reinhold and Losert, Carolin and McDaid, David and Park, A-La and Knapp, Martin and Beecham, Jennifer and Kusakovskaja, I. and Murauskiene, L. (2009) The health economic evaluation of children and adolescent mental health services across the enlarged Europe Child and Adolescent Mental Health in the Enlarged European Union.

McDaid, David and Park, A-La (2009) A systematic review of the economic costs and consequences of road traffic safety interventions. Report prepared for EU APOLLO project on best practice in injury prevention Personal Social Services Research Unit, London, UK.

McDaid, David and Park, A-La (2009) Making the economic case for injury prevention and safety promotion: a systematic review of the literature. Overview report prepared for EU APOLLO project on Best Practice in Injury Prevention Discussion Paper, DP2682. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London, UK.

McDaid, David and Romano, Angela and Matosevic, Tihana and Park, A-La and Knapp, Martin (2009) Older people: modelling the potential economic case for investment in fall prevention measures London School of Economics and Political Science, Personal Social Services Research Unit, London, UK.

Park, A-La and McDaid, David and Liu, Zulian and Moxham, Tiffany and Anderson, Rob (2009) Current practice and innovative approaches to prevent childhood unintentional injuries: an overview and synthesis of international comparative analyses and surveys of injury prevention policies, legislation and other activities: an overview and synthesis o National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

Park, A-La and McDaid, David (2009) A systematic review of the economic costs and consequences of fall prevention interventions for older people. In: 7th World Congress on Health Economics, 12-15 July, 2009 , Beijing, China

Park, A-La and McDaid, David (2009) Making the economic case for injury prevention and safety promotion: a systematic review of the literature. In: 7th World Congress on Health Economics, 12-15 July, 2009 , Beijing, China

2008

McDaid, David and Park, A-La (2008) Making the economic case for injury prevention and safety promotion Eurosafe Alert, 3 (2). 12-13.

Fernández, José-Luis and McDaid, David and Kite, J and Schmidt, A and Park, A-La and Knapp, Martin (2008) Inequalities in the use of services among older people in England. A rapid review of the literature Personal Social Science Research Unit, London, UK.

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Awards

Best poster prize, European Conference on Injury Prevention, Ministry of Finance, Paris, France (2008)

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