Every day, there is another headline about the ‘refugee crisis’ with the war in Ukraine and ongoing conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, and South Sudan. According to the UN Refugee Agnecy, there has never been this many forcibly displaced people in the world – over 89 million people have been forced from their homes due to … More Triple trauma, double uncertainty, and a singular imperative to address the mental health crisis in asylum-seekers & refugees [commentary]
Heya friends! The spring sun is out in London, we are bathing in the abundance of blooms (and associated pollen), the world is opening up a bit, my bike is tuned up, and I have joined a cycling club! So when I am not basking in the sun, on a pub patio, popping antihistamines, or … More Pets, papers, and mental health awareness week
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
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
It’s been a while since I have shared any epi fun on the blog, and I am very overdue on an update, but I thought I would tide you over with this little research snack – a paper we just published on substance use disorders in migrants and refugees: https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002944 Why did we do this … More Substance use in migrants and refugees: New research!
I have published a new paper!! Family networks during migration and risk of non-affective psychosis. What did we look at: We had a cohort of migrants to Sweden and we looked to see if having family around during migration affected the risk of developing psychotic disorders (like schizophrenia). What did we find: We found sex-specific patterns, … More Family networks at migration: New paper!
I am so happy to share my 1st first-author paper, which was published today! Woohooo! This has been a long-time coming, as this paper is based on research I did during my MSc with Dr. Ian Colman (and the APEAL lab) and Dr. Simon Hatcher, with support from Dr. Marie-Hélène Roy-Gagnon. You can read the … More Early life predictors of suicidal thoughts: New paper published
This is definitely a delightful first for me! I went away on vacation and came back this morning to find that 2 of my papers have just been released (one published, one in press)! So, if your Monday is off to a slow start or you want to learn about some of the most recent … More Academic dream life: Two new papers!
Hello lovelies! I am super excited to announce my latest project, which brings together two of my passions: bicycles and mental health. Why mental health? Mental health is an issue that touches all of us, no matter where we are in the world. Mental health crosses border and affects everyone. Whether in secret or out … More Pedalling for mental health