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Research interests

  • Risk factors for the development of psychopathology in childhood and adolescence. 
  • Epidemiology of depression in childhood and adolescence with a focus on explaining why gender differences in depression emerge during adolescence.  
  • The role of individual factors (e.g. pubertal development, temperament) and family environmental factors (e.g. socioeconomic position, father absence, parenting) in determining risk for development of psychopathology.
  • Risk factors for continence problems in children and adolescents with a focus on the role of psychological problems and stress.
  • Psychosocial impacts of continence problems.
  • Comorbidity between continence problems and depression/anxiety across the lifecourse.


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