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Wolfson Centre co-director elected fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

8 May 2024

Professor Stephan Collishaw, co-director of the Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health, and a researcher of youth mental health population trends has been elected as a fellow for the Learned Society of Wales.

The Learned Society of Wales is a National Academy promoting the use of research to solve societal challenges in Wales and internationally, championing knowledge and supporting experts to benefit Wales and beyond.

Professor Hywel Thomas, the Society’s President said, “The announcement of our new Fellows is always a highlight of the Society year”.

“The work of the Society, the innovation roundtables we run, our Early Career Researchers Network are all built on the knowledge and contributions of our Fellows”.

“The Fellows we announce today add to this by bringing the most extraordinary range of skills and insight and experience. Being able to draw upon their collective expertise to support the work we do means we can have a real impact as a source of trusted, evidence-informed advice.”

Professor Collishaw’s research looks at human development over the course of an entire life to study common mental health problems including depression and anxiety.  He gathers ongoing data from population groups to study the development of mental health problems across childhood, adolescence and into adulthood.

In response to this honour, Professor Collishaw expressed gratitude for the recognition of his work and expressed how important the Learned Society of Wales promotion of creativity and learning in the arts and sciences is immensely valuable to Wales.

"I am delighted to be elected as a Fellow of The Learned Society of Wales. It is a recognition of the outstanding and impactful science carried out in the Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health"
Professor Stephan Collishaw Personal Chair, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

Read more about the new fellows of the Learned Society of Wales and the Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health.

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