Palfreyman, A., et al., 2024. What women want: Mental health in the context of Violence Against Women in Sri Lanka – a qualitative study of priorities and capacities for care. Violence Against Women.

Palfreyman, A. and Gazeley, U., 2022. Adolescent perinatal mental health in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence. Social Science & Medicine, 313, 115413.

Palfreyman, A. et al., 2022. Cultivating capacities in community-based researchers in low-resource settings: Lessons from a participatory study on violence and mental health in Sri Lanka. PLOS Global Public Health, 2(11): e0000899.

Palfreyman, A., 2021. Addressing psychosocial vulnerabilities through the antenatal platform – depression, suicidal ideation and behaviour: A study of urban Sri Lankan women. Frontiers in Psychiatry.

Devakumar, D., Palfreyman, A., Uthayakumar-Cumarasamy, A., Ullah, N., Ranasinghe, C., Minckas, N., Nadkarni, A., Oram, S., Osrin, D. and Mannell, J., 2021. Mental health of women and children experiencing family violence in conflict settings: A mixed methods systematic review. Conflict and Health, 15:74.

McDonald, K., Machado, D., Castro-d-Araujo L., Kiss, L., Palfreyman, A., Barreto, M., Devakumar, D., and Lewis, G., 2021. Trends in method-specific suicide in Brazil from 2000 to 2017. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.

Palfreyman, A., 2019. Helping or heightening vulnerability? Midwives as arbiters of risk for women experiencing self-directed violence in urban Sri Lanka. Qualitative Health Research, 29 (10): 1383-94.

lemmi, V., Bantjes, J., Coast, E., Channer, K., Leone, T., McDaid, D., Palfreyman, A., Stephens, B., and Lund, C., 2016. Suicide and poverty in low-income and middle-income countries. A systematic review. Lancet Psychiatry, 3 (8): 774-83.

Bantjes, J., Iemmi, V., Coast, E., Channer, K., Leone, T., McDaid, D., Palfreyman, A., Stephens, B., and Lund, C., 2016. Poverty and suicide research in low- and middle-income countries: Systematic mapping of literature published in English and a proposed research agenda. Global Mental Health, 3 (e32): 1-18.


Palfreyman, A., Vijayaraj, K., Riyaz, S., Rizwan, Z., Devakumar, D., and Paphitis, S., 2023. Supporting Mental Health & Wellbeing in Survivors of Violence Against Women: A Practical Workbook for Community-based Care in Sri Lanka. Colombo: NIHR Global Health Research Group Violence and Mental Health in South Asia.

Palfreyman, A., Vijayaraj, K., Riyaz, S., Shanmuganathan, L., Daluwatte, R., and Chaturanga, R., 2023. Seeking Comfort in Everyday Life: A Visual Exploration of Youth Mental Health and Resilience in Modern Sri Lanka. Colombo: Not Another Agency.


Haegeman, E. and Palfreyman, A., 2019. Mental health, maternal health and sexual and reproductive health and rights. Disability Inclusion Helpdesk Report No. 11. London: Disability Inclusion Helpdesk. Role: Expert consultant and co-author

Avril, N., Palfreyman, A., and Brown, E., 2018. Final report: Evaluation and costing of the pilot programme on the Promotion of Adolescent Mental Health and Prevention of Suicide in Kyzylorda Oblast, Kazakhstan. Brighton: Itad. Role: Deputy team lead and co-author

Drake, L.J., Peiris, R., Dixon, R., Palfreyman, A., Ebenezer, R., Lokubalasuriya, A., Kwon, J., Medagama, R.S., Bundy, D.A.P., Aturupane, H., and De Silva, N., 2014. Working Paper: School Health and Nutrition in Sri Lanka. Report No. 71. Washington: World Bank. Role: Programme lead and co-author

Deol, A., Ebenezer, R., Kumar, V., and Palfreyman, A., 2013. Situation Analysis: A summary of school health in India and in four states: Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. London: Partnership for Child Development. Role: Programme lead and co-author

Palfreyman, A. on behalf of Partnership for Child Development, 2013. Education: A critical part of the enabling environment. In: Towards an AIDS-free generation – Children and AIDS: Sixth Stocktaking Report. New York: UNICEF. Role: Lead author

Palfreyman, A. and Brown, E., 2011. Understanding FGM in Birmingham: Findings from a PEER study. London: Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid and Options UK. Role: Lead researcher and co-author

Options Consultancy Services, Ltd., 2010b. Evidence towards MDG 5: A Working Paper. London: Options Consultancy Services, Ltd. Role: Research officer and editor

Options Consultancy Services, Ltd., 2010a. Technical Quality Assurance Guidelines for Safe Abortion Care in Reducing Maternal Mortality Programme (RMMP), Cambodia. London: Options Consultancy Services, Ltd. Role: Research officer and co-author