Professor of Developmental Psychopathology
- Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford
My research focuses on the impact of early life stress on psychological and behavioral development. In particular, my research examines the effects of bullying and maltreatment on young people’s mental health and wellbeing. My research integrates methods from social epidemiology, developmental psychology and behavioral genetics in order to understand the complex genetic and environmental influences that promote resilience to victimization and early life stress. The aim of this research is to guide intervention work by identifying protective factors that promote lifelong resilience.
Prospective associations between internalising symptoms and educational achievement in youth: A monozygotic twin differences study.
Leigh E. et al, (2022), J Affect Disord, 307, 199 - 205
The UK stand together trial: protocol for a multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of KiVa to reduce bullying in primary schools
Clarkson S. et al, (2022), BMC public health, 22
The Role of Schools in Early Adolescents' Mental Health: Findings From the MYRIAD Study.
Ford T. et al, (2021), J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry
Peer victimisation during adolescence and its impact on wellbeing in adulthood: a prospective cohort study.
Armitage JM. et al, (2021), BMC Public Health, 21
Editorial: Selective Prevention In Anti-Bullying Programs: Could Targeting Personality Be the Answer?
Bowes L., (2020), J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry