Dr Praveetha Patalay

Senior Lecturer in Population Mental Health and Child Development Psychological Sciences


    Personal Statement

    I am a quantitative researcher interested in mental health (both mental ill-health and wellbeing) through the lifecourse, including prevalence, development, antecedents, consequences and interventions to promote better mental health. I use several longitudinal studies, including the British birth cohort studies, in my research.
    In terms of interventions, my research focuses on community based interventions that are not just about treatment but also focus on prevention of problems, reduction of stigma around mental health and promoting greater wellbeing.

    Personal Distinctions

    • Forbes 30 under 30 (Science and Healthcare 2017)
    • Alan Beeston Early Career Researcher Award (University of Liverpool 2017)
    • Award: Outstanding Doctoral Research Contributions to Psychology (British Psychological Society 2015)
    • Women at UCL: Recognising inspirational women (UCL 2016)
    • New Insights into the Structure of Psychopathology (Keynote Speech, Symposium, Utrecht University, Netherlands 2016)

    Administrative Roles

    • Psychology Research Seminars: organiser

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