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Researcher of the Month

Dr Kasia Kostyrka-Allchorne, Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Queen Mary University of London

The impact of digital experiences on teens with mental health vulnerabilities

Dr Gill West, Lecturer in Language Sciences: Development and Disorders at University College London

NELI Preschool: a new oral language enrichment programme for preschools and nurseries

Dr Julie Moote, freelance research and evaluation consultant.

“More is more”: the impact of careers education on later outcomes

Dr Sona Kumar, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Human Development and Family Science, Purdue University.

STEM in preschool settings: do teachers’ scientific questions differ by child gender?

Dr Mariya Stoilova, Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Do parental controls work and what are the pros and cons?

Dr Francesca Solmi, Principal Research Fellow in the Division of Psychiatry at University College London.

BMI, body dissatisfaction and depression: positive steps forward

Professor Amelia Lake, Professor of Public Health Nutrition, Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, at Teesside University.

New study links energy drinks to mental health problems in young people

Anda Solea, PhD researcher in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Portsmouth.

Mainstreaming the Black Pill: Incels on TikTok

Gemma Goldenberg, PhD researcher at the University of East London. 

What are the Benefits of Outdoor Learning?

Camille Mori, PhD candidate in the Determinants of Child Development Lab, University of Calgary.

Exposure to sexual content and problematic sexual behaviour in children and teens

Dr Abby Russell, Senior Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and NIHR Advanced Fellow at The University of Exeter.

Improving school experiences for young people with ADHD

Anya Heneghan, PhD researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London.

Having a sibling with an eating disorder

Professor Claudia Bernard, Professor of Social Work at Goldsmiths University.

Identifying and handling neglect in fee-paying schools: the experiences of designated safeguarding leads

Beatriz Ilari, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair of Music Teaching and Learning at the University of Southern California.

Sweet music! What impact does it have on young people’s development?

Dr Lucy Foulkes, Prudence Trust Research Fellow in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. 

Are mental health awareness efforts contributing to the rise in reported mental health problems?

Tanya Manchanda, PhD student in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford.

Friendship interventions and teen mental health

Dr Shana Carpenter, Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Iowa State University.

What is the science behind effective learning?

Dr Simona Skripkauskaite, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oxford.

Does gaming heavily have a negative impact on teens’ wellbeing?

Dr Cele Richardson, Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer in the School of Psychological Science and Centre for Sleep Science at the University of Western Australia.

Does parental warmth have a positive impact on teens’ sleep?

Dr Susie Bower-Brown, Lecturer in Social Psychology at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL

What is school like for gender-diverse teens in the UK?

Professor David S. Yeager, Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin

How do teachers’ mindsets impact on children’s academic outcomes?

Professor David Putwain, School of Education, Liverpool John Moores University

Is it motivating to warn students of the consequences of exam failure?

Dr Éadaoin Slattery, Post-doctoral Researcher in the Centre for Assessment Research, Policy and Practice in Education, Dublin City University

Do sustained attention training interventions actually work?

Tom King, PhD Student, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health at University College London

Do school-based, peer-led wellbeing interventions actually work?

Dr Larisa McLoughlin, Research Fellow, University of South Australia

Cyberbullying and social connectedness

Mishika Mehrotra, PhD student, University of Cambridge

How important is dinnertime conversation?

Dr Ola Demkowicz, Lecturer in Psychology of Education, University of Manchester

Girls’ mental health: risks and resilience

Emre Deniz, PhD student at the Psychology in Education Research Centre, University of York

The impact of sibling bullying

Dr Miriam Rahali, Visiting Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications and Professor Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology, both at LSE.

#SponsoredAds: the impact of influencers on children

Dr Mimi Tatlow-Golden, Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology and Childhood at The Open University (UK)

Is fun just a frivolity?

Dr Rachel Nesbit, Postdoctoral Research Fellow based in the Children and Young People’s Mental Health (ChYMe) Research Collaboration at the University of Exeter

Facilitating adventurous play in schools

Professor Charlotte Markey, Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University

Boys’ body image

Dr Jo Van Herwegen, Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology at the UCL Institute of Education

Busting neuromyths

Nora Trompeter, PhD student at Macquarie University, Australia

Eating disorder symptoms and the need to increase mental health literacy

Dr Hope Christie, University of Edinburgh and Dr Lucy Hiscox,  University of Bath.

The impact of the pandemic on parents and carers

Stepheni Uh, PhD student and Gates Cambridge Scholar at the University of Cambridge’s MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Identifying warning signs of teenage self-harm in early childhood

Dr Serena Bauducco, Post-doctoral researcher in the department of psychology at Örebro University in Sweden

The impact of school-based sleep interventions

Professor Helen Dodd, Professor of Child Psychology at the University of Reading

How adventurous play could reduce the risk of childhood anxiety

Dr Jerica Radez, Trainee Clinical Psychologist at The Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Research

Encouraging help-seeking for teens with anxiety or depression

Dr Jesus Alfonso D. Datu, wellbeing scientist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education and Counselling

The power of kindness and its impact on media literacy

Simon Brett, PhD candidate and child and young person psychological wellbeing practitioner

Treating teen depression in schools