Rocketbook review

While COVID-19 lockdown has re-ignited my enthusiasm for knitting and cross stitch, I have spent much of the last 3 months feeling deeply unmotivated in most other areas of life, including creating any content for this blog. However, as I do like going on about my latest toys, I overcame my reticence in order to … More Rocketbook review

New paper: Migrants with psychosis at higher risk of compulsory care than Swedish-born

I have been working from my flat for months, which makes it feel like the pace of research has slowed to an agonising crawl, which is why it is extra exciting to share this latest piece of research. This was work done by one of my MSc students, James Terhune, who I co-supervised with James … More New paper: Migrants with psychosis at higher risk of compulsory care than Swedish-born

Musings on data, knowledge, and models in a complex world

I am a doctor… but not the kind that is useful in a medical emergency. I am an epidemiologist, the rock stars of an outbreak, but not the kind that is particularly useful to help us understand the spread of infectious diseases. My research is focused on mental health, quantifying who is mostly likely to … More Musings on data, knowledge, and models in a complex world

New paper: Neighbourhood migrant density and psychotic disorders

I am thrilled to share my latest paper, published today in Lancet Psychiatry: Association of neighbourhood migrant density and risk of non-effective psychosis. It is open access and you can download your very own copy here: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(20)30059-6/fulltext  But it is a Friday afternoon and you may not want to dive into a methods-heavy paper, so I have prepared a brief … More New paper: Neighbourhood migrant density and psychotic disorders

An afternoon by the seaside: Whitstable, UK

Like decades of civilized Londoners, as the mercury rises to an uncomfortable heat, we join our Victorian role models in looking for an escape from the city, retreating to the seaside. Even though it seems donkey rides on the foreshore and “bathing machines” have fallen out of favour, we grabbed our sunnies, sandals, and puppy … More An afternoon by the seaside: Whitstable, UK

Absorb the magic in the inner circle of Stonehenge

1.5 hours from London is a mystic circle of stones that have baffled and mystified people for centuries. We had visited Stonehenge 2005 as part of our Herstomceux Castle adventures but figured we were due for another visit to “re-charge” at these ancient stones. In the past 5 years, the stones have been fenced off … More Absorb the magic in the inner circle of Stonehenge

Arctic adventures under a polar night sky: Tromsø, Norway

After running the Midnight Sun Marathon and being thoroughly enamoured with this little Norwegian city, Lisa & I thought it we should sign up to the polar opposite rate – the Polar Night Half-Marathon. It was also a great excuse to spend a long weekend in the pristine and amazing Norway! It started to seem … More Arctic adventures under a polar night sky: Tromsø, Norway