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Research groups

Emily Whitaker

BSc, MSc

DPhil Candidate

I am a DPhil student in Experimental Psychology, based in The Oxford Psychological Interventions for Children and young people (TOPIC) research group.

My project focuses on digital interventions for child anxiety problems. In particular, I am looking at a parent-led treatment called Online Support and Intervention for child anxiety (OSI). I will be exploring who OSI currently works well for, and who it does not work so well for, with the aim of maximising access to treatment and improving clinical outcomes.

Prior to starting my doctoral research, I worked as a Research Assistant in TOPIC on the Co-CAT and OSI-GROWS projects. Before coming to Oxford, I completed my BSc in Psychology followed by my MSc in Development, Disorders and Clinical Practice. I have previously worked as a Research Assistant investigating literacy skills in children with Developmental Language Disorder, and also as a Mental Health Support Worker in a CAMHS psychiatric intensive care unit.