My research focuses on anxiety disorders in children, and improving access to evidence-based treatment for families affected by child anxiety problems.
I recently completed my PhD, under the supervision of Professor Cathy Creswell. My PhD research focused on help-seeking for anxiety disorders in pre-adolescent children. This work identified key barriers families face seeking and accessing support, and, importantly, ways to minimise and overcome these barriers to help ensure more children with anxiety problems receive help when they first need it.
I have a particular interest in the assessment and identification of anxiety disorders, and am conducting ongoing research to develop, evaluate and improve questionnaire measures of child anxiety.
I am also currently working as a lead-author on an updated Cochrane Review of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.
Recommendations for reporting on treatment trials for child and adolescent anxiety disorders: an international consensus statement
CRESWELL C. et al, (2020), The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Seeking and accessing professional support for child anxiety in a community sample.
Reardon T. et al, (2020), Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 29, 649 - 664
Why do children and adolescents (not) seek and access professional help for their mental health problems? A systematic review of quantitative and qualitative studies.
Radez J. et al, (2020), Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry
The utility of the SCAS-C/P to detect specific anxiety disorders among clinically anxious children.
Reardon T. et al, (2019), Psychol Assess, 31, 1006 - 1018
"Just keep pushing": Parents' experiences of accessing child and adolescent mental health services for child anxiety problems.
Crouch L. et al, (2019), Child Care Health Dev, 45, 491 - 499