Structure and development of psychopathology
I am interested in applying different methodologies to understanding the underlying latent structure of psychopathology, including recent applications of bi-factor models and network analysis that are providing new insights into how we conceptualise and understand psychiatric disorders and the observed high levels of co-morbidity of symptoms. Wellcome Trust funded project to start in early 2017 investigating networks of symptom development through childhood.
Cross Cohort Research Programme - mental health strand
I am involved in the 'Childhood mental health trajectories and lifetime consequences programme' in the Cross-Cohort Research Programme (CCRP) based at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies CCRP website.
We are using data from the four British Birth Cohort Studies (1946, 1958, 1970 and Millennium cohorts) to investigate various aspects of mental health trajectories over the life-course and cohort differences
Mental ill-health and wellbeing
How are mental ill-health and subjective wellbeing related and are the same risk and protective factors operating for these outcomes? Overview of some findings
- Symptom networks in childhood: a new approach for understanding the structure and development of psychiatric disorders
- Generating and Facilitating Learning for HeadStart
Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Project: Cross Cohort Research Programme
Collaborating on various studies investigating mental health through the lifecourse.
Miranda Wolpert and Jessica Deighton
External: Evidence Based Practice Unit (UCL and Anna Freud Centre)
Various ongoing projects including the evaluation of Headstart (2016-2023)
External: University of Southampton
Collaborations investigating comorbidities of tics/Tourettes in childhood and more generally examining the neurological correlates of disorders
Project: Social relationships and mental health
External: Cambridge University
We collaborate on investigations of the role of peer relationships and the school environment on the development of externalising and bullying behaviours
Project: Body dissatisfaction and mental health
External: University of Edinburgh
Investigating the relationships between body dissatisfaction, perceived and real weight and depressive symptoms in longitudinal studies.