Professor Helen Sharp B.Sc. (HONS) M.Phil. Ph.D. D.Clin.Psy.

Professor of Perinatal and Clinical Child Psychology Primary Care & Mental Health

Research

Child mental health problems - risks, protective factors and psychological interventions to reduce distress.

Intergenerational transmission of risk or resilience for psychopathology; parenting, mental health and child development; Perinatal psychology; Social, emotional and biological risks in emergent conduct disorders; Evaluation and development of psychological interventions to help vulnerable families; Shared and distinctive risk and protective factors for mental health problems across cultures.

Perinatal and Parental mental health problems - risks, protective factors and psychological interventions to reduce distress.

Shared and distinctive risks for mental health problems in Uk and South Asia.

Research Grants

Psychological, social & biological predictors of child mental health and development: shared and distinctive risk and protective factors in UK & India

MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

July 2019 - June 2024

Team of Life: A narrative approach to building resilience in UK school children

HEALTH EDUCATION ENGLAND (UK)

March 2016 - August 2017

Psychosocial and nutritional predictors of child mental health: longitudinal study of shared and distinctive risk and protective factors in UK & India. MRC-ICMR

DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND SKILLS (UK)

October 2015 - April 2019

Pragmatic in-service evaluation of Mellow Parenting Program: a pilot study.

WIRRAL AND WEST CHESHIRE COMMUNITY NHS TRUST (UK)

May 2001 - May 2003

Prenatal and infancy origins of biological and social-cognitive processes in disruptive behaviour problems in children aged 7 - 9 years.

MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

August 2014 - January 2020

Predicting the development of early aggressive behaviour: pathways to reactive aggression and callous unemotional responding.

CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL PARTNERSHIP NHS TRUST (UK)

September 2011 - December 2020

A pilot study of the new intervention for hard to treat children with conduct disorders.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (UK) (NIHR)

September 2003 - December 2006

Research Collaborations

Dr Claire Hughes

External: University of Cambridge

Collaborator on MRC grant

Prof Micheal Meaney

External: McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Respiratory Research Group

External: University of Manchester, UK

Dr Rachel Calam

External: University of Manchester, UK

Professor Adrian Angold

External: Duke University

collaborator on longitudinal MRC grant

John Quinn

Internal

Collaborator on MRC grant

Professor Vivette Glover

External: Imperial College London

Collaborator on MRC funded study advisor on maternal and infant cortisol reactivity and HPA axis function

Professor Dale Hay

External: University of Cardiff

Collaborator on MRC funded study

Prof Andrew Pickles

External: Institute of Psychiatry, University of London

Co-investigator on MRC grants

Prof Jonathan Hill

External: University of Manchester, UK

Multiple collaborative grants, submissions and other unfunded research