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.
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
"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
Cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents
James AC. et al, (2018), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018
Identifying children with anxiety disorders using brief versions of the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale for children, parents, and teachers.
Reardon T. et al, (2018), Psychol Assess, 30, 1342 - 1355
Barriers and facilitators to parents seeking and accessing professional support for anxiety disorders in children: qualitative interview study.
Reardon T. et al, (2018), Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 27, 1023 - 1031