Conceptual framework for public mental health

For the past 2.5 years, I have been working as a senior post-doctoral researcher and programme manager on the NIHR-funded Public Mental Health Programme. This has been an interesting post, which has allowed me to work on many exciting research projects with wonderful collaborators from across England. In order to further our knowledge of “what … More Conceptual framework for public mental health

Improving public mental health among adults from ethnic minority populations in the UK: New research

For the past two years, I have been the programme manager and senior research fellow on a large programme of research aimed at generating evidence for public mental health. As with many projects, it always takes time before you can see the fruits of all of the work. I am delighted that our first papers … More Improving public mental health among adults from ethnic minority populations in the UK: New research

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

Substance use in migrants and refugees: New research!

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!

Family networks at migration: New paper!

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!

Early life predictors of suicidal thoughts: New paper published

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