I’m a Research Associate working on a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship led by Dr Christine O’Farrelly. As part of this work, we’re hoping to build a pathway of mental health support for families and children in the first few years of life. Before this, I spent six years working on the Healthy Start, Happy Start study, across my roles as a research assistant, PhD student, and post-doctoral researcher.
I completed my PhD in the Centre for Psychiatry at Imperial College London. My PhD focused on integrating young children’s own perspectives into our understanding of very early behaviour problems. I want to do more to involve children themselves in all stages of research and focus on translating our work to real-world impacts.
You can find out more about some of my work below.
The Healthy Start, Happy Start study tested whether a video-led programme for families (called VIPP-SD) could help reduce children’s challenging behaviour. All together, 300 families with one- and two-year-olds took part and we found that children whose families received the programme had less challenging behaviour compared to those who did not. We published our open-access findings in JAMA Pediatrics.