Lalitha Iyadurai

Lalitha Iyadurai

Lalitha Iyadurai, PhD, ClinPsyD, is a Research Clinical Psychologist at P1vital Products Ltd and the
University of Oxford.
She completed an undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. She
later trained as a Clinical Psychologist (completing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology) at the
University of Manchester in 2009. After working as an NHS clinician in health psychology and
neuropsychology, she returned to the University of Oxford to complete a DPhil (PhD) in Psychiatry in
2015.
Her research focuses on psychological trauma, and the development of low-intensity,
mechanistically-driven behavioural interventions to reduce intrusive memories (“flashbacks”) after
trauma exposure. Her PhD tested a brief behavioural intervention to reduce intrusive memories in
emergency department patients after a traumatic road traffic accident, supervised by Prof Emily
Holmes, Prof John Geddes and Prof Kia Nobre.
Her current research seeks to support NHS staff who have experienced stressful or traumatic events
from working in an ICU (including as a redeployed staff member) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The aim is to find out if a brief digital intervention can reduce how frequently intrusive memories of
these events pop into mind. This project is a collaboration with the Intensive Care Society. To find
out more, or if you are interested in taking part, please visit the GAINS study website: www.p1vital-
gains.com.