- Adeilad y Tŵr, Plas y Parc, Caerdydd, CF10 3AT
I am a postdoctorate researcher in the School of Psychology working on the ReThink programme, a 3.5 year mixed-methods project investigating psychosocial factors linked to the mental health and wellbeing of care-experienced young people in England and Wales during two transition periods that can be particularly difficult; moving from primary to secondary school and from secondary school into adulthood. This project is funded by the UKRI (MRC) and is led by Prof. Lisa Holmes at the University of Sussex and Dr. Rachel Hiller at UCL.
I recently completed my PhD in the Division of Population Medicine, Cardiff University exploring the effects of family violence (domestic violence and direct child abuse) on child and adolescent internalising symptoms, and the causal pathways between child abuse and internalising symptoms, using the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children.
My research experience spans psychology, epidemiology, and public health; and my skills and interests include children and young people's mental health, childhood adversity and particularly the impact of domestic abuse, data-linkage and mixed methods studies, causal inference, longitudinal mediation analysis, and patient and public involvement in research.