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Research groups

Tessa Reardon


Research Fellow

  • Prudence Trust Research Fellow
  • Hugh Price Fellow at Jesus College

I am a Prudence Trust Research Fellow in the Departments of Experimental Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, and a Hugh Price Fellow at Jesus College.

My research focuses on the development, evaluation and implementation of novel approaches to identify and support children with common mental health problems. 

I use range of methods in my work, including systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials, surveys, measurement development, qualitative and co-production approaches.  I am particularly interested in addressing barriers families face accessing mental health support and implementing evidence-based solutions through schools.

I have a lead role on two large school-based randomised controlled trials to evaluate approaches for identifying and supporting primary school children with and at-risk for anxiety disorders (iCATS and MYCATS trials). 

My Prudence Trust Fellowship builds on this work and focuses on the implementation of ‘identification-to-intervention’ pathways through primary schools.