One of the exciting new projects I have been involved in is the launch of a new podcast: Real World Public Mental Health. This podcast was developed as a forum to discuss how evidence can be used in the real world to prevent mental health problems and promote better mental health. It is hosted by … More Mental health, social isolation, and financial stress: Christmas in COVID-19 (Podcast interview)
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 have a fresh new paper out today, published in Psychological Medicine! This is research from my PhD, looking at how the risk of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder vary by migrant status, region of origin, and age-at-migration. Some of the headline results were that we found similar patterns of increased risk across all … More New research: risk of schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and bipolar disorders by migrant status
Today marks the end of my third year on my PhD journey! I have spent the last three years of living in London, finding new and better ways to lose time on the internet instead of getting real work done. Since my last update, lots has happened! I realized I had no money left in … More 3 years down, a bit to go: PhD update
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!
[this is a bit of a raw post, so I have added a bunch of puppy gifs, because, puppies] When I was 16, I was told by my youth leader, whilst getting reprimanded for some questionable behaviour, that the silver lining of this is that if you never make mistakes and never experience these things, it … More Shredded knees and skipping steps
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
In exciting Monday news, new research from the APEAL lab has been published in CMAJ and I am one of the co-authors! Check it out here: Time trends in symptoms of mental illness in children and adolescents in Canada Research finds that most #mentalhealth disorders are not increasing among Canadian youth http://t.co/3JdzKdLdyA pic.twitter.com/Hh3EWDnsfq — CMAJ … More Published: Time trends in symptoms of mental illness in children and adolescents in Canada