Posted on: 29-Oct-2019
Following on from hosting the 2019 MCAA General Assembly parallel session on the Mental Health of Researchers (MHR) last February, I had the honour to attend the first international conference on exclusively this topic. Representing the MHR taskforce within Policy Working Group of the MCAA, this inaugural conference was a key opportunity to learn of best practice and the latest research.
Posted on: 03-Oct-2019
Refugees experience mental health issues such as nightmares, a general feeling of insecurity and the fear of unintentionally arising memories before, during and after fleeing from their country. As part of my PhD studies, I was introduced to various mental health programs that aim to reach refugee youth and provide them with learning strategies to improve their well-being. In this blog post, I wish to present programs that support young people in different contexts: on arrival in the UK, at a self-advocacy group, which also offers help with finding housing and a job, and at a clinic in London.
Posted on: 27-Sep-2019
It’s Friday, the 20th of September 2019. I am sitting in the university office, finishing the last formatting requirements for a paper that I am going to submit. If accepted, it will allow me to go to a conference in a beautiful place a long way away with palm trees and lots of sunshine.
Posted on: 19-Sep-2019
It was a great opportunity for me to attend the UbiComp conference held in London. Several researchers within the field of ubiquitous computing and human-computer interaction attended the workshops held in conjunction with the main conference. I presented our paper in a workshop called WellComp on the design and formative evaluation of the UbiCAT applications, which I have developed and studied recently as a part of my PhD project.
Posted on: 30-Aug-2019
Read Shaun Liverpool's blog on the development of trial to determine the fesaibility of a randomised control trial for Power Up for Parents: A pilot study to enhance Shared Decision-Making in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH).
Posted on: 17-Jul-2019
The digital mental health field has looked up to her older brother and asked for help: “Why are my users not as excited about the interventions, as they are about your products? How can I make them use the app passed the two weeks benchmark? “
Posted on: 27-Jun-2019
In May, I attended the 10th TRIPLE i conference in Piran, Slovenia. TRIPLE i is an international annual conference organised by the Slovene Centre for Suicide Research that aims to promote intuition, imagination and innovation in the research and prevention of suicide and suicidal behaviour.
Posted on: 05-Jun-2019
A few weeks ago I attended a 2-day writing retreat organised by our project. Since this was the first time I took part in such an event, I didn’t have any expectations, or prior experience to compare it with. But in the end, I left with a lot work done, and learned useful things which I can apply to my work in the future.
Posted on: 01-Mar-2019
Even though my blog post anxiety has slightly improved since my last blog post - I moved on to seeing it as just another uncomfortable activity that is part of my life now - I still wonder, who the hell wants to know about my life or even worse my past year as an Early Career Researcher (Why? Well, you tell me!)
Posted on: 22-Feb-2019
As a medical doctor I have not had a lot of technical training during my education and clinical residency. But I have had a lot of training in medical conditions and gained experience in communicating with patients and doing clinical assessment. These are skills that many technically trained researchers lack.
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