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Applications for the Wolfson Summer School 2024 now open

4 March 2024

The Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health is set to host its third virtual Summer School this July.

Taking place online between Monday 15 and Wednesday 17 July, the three-day course will be conducted by the expert interdisciplinary team situated at the Wolfson Centre for Young People's Mental Health, Cardiff University.

Leading the summer school programme is Dr Vicky Powell, Dr Chris Eaton, Dr Amy Shakeshaft, and Dr Becky Anthony, with additional support from the communications officer, Margarida Maximo.

The team are looking forward to hosting another summer school on behalf of the Wolfson Centre. Our online programme aims to provide attendees with an introduction to youth mental health research, focusing on the diverse work conducted at the centre
Dr Victoria Powell Research Associate, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

Dr Chris Eaton added: “The summer school will be delivered by world-leading researchers who will offer talks and workshops in their areas of expertise, with a focus on understanding the causes of adolescent mental health problems that can inform new effective ways to offer practical help to young people.”

The comprehensive program will delve into various aspects of youth mental health research methods and findings, drawing insights from epidemiology, genetics, neuroscience, and intervention development.

The summer school agenda includes short talks on research career guidance, the significance of involving the public in research, and how researchers can contribute to translating findings into government policies. Attendees will also have virtual networking opportunities with fellow participants and speakers

The summer school is free to attend and aimed at research scientists (PhD, master’s degree, postdoctoral, or 3rd year undergraduate degree students), or clinical trainees (Foundation/Core/Speciality training) who are interested inmoving into youth mental health research, or those who want an introduction to the field.

Dr Vicky Powell said “We would like to encourage you to apply for this opportunity. The programme is a chance to learn more about moving into the field of youth mental health in both research and clinical based roles and we hope it will be of interest to a wide range of attendees.”

We are thrilled to virtually open the doors of the Wolfson Centre this summer, welcoming trainees and new researchers to explore our work. Applications close on Friday 14 June 2024 and we look forward to hearing from you soon!
Dr Christopher Eaton Research Associate, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

How to apply

To attend the Wolfson Centre Summer School in Youth Mental Health Research, please complete the online application form.

You can find out more by visiting the Summer School webpage.

Read more on our blog about students’ experiences at the Wolfson Centre Summer School:

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