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Bristol doctoral researcher at looking at student mental health and wellbeing. A UoB studentship begun in 2018 using mental health survey data to track prevalence of common mental health disorders, wellbeing, and help-seeking behaviour in the student population. The work will evaluate a new ‘whole university’ non-clinical support framework (a pastoral advisory service) in a sector where there is limited research evidence for what kind of support really works for students. It’s a mixed methods approach, using cross-sectional surveys, secondary data of prescribing and counselling trends, focus groups and interviews, and snapshot census surveys.

Research interests are: student mental health, student wellbeing, support interventions, MH and depression/anxiety in student populations

Jacks is part of several Bristol research groups: The Elizabeth Blackwell Mental Health in Young People Research Initiative, Centre for Academic Mental Health, Bristol’s Suicide and Self Harm Research group, and the Behavioural Genetics Research group.
She is a member of SMaRteN, a national research network funded by UK Research and Innovation, led by King's College London, focusing on student mental health in higher education.

Supervisors: Prof D Gunnell, Prof Claire Haworth, Dr Judi Kidger

University of Bristol Steering Committee: Professor Sarah Purdy- Pro VC Student Experience, Claire Slater/Ali Golden Wright - Head UoB Wellbeing Support Services, Alex Kohnert - Students Union

With thanks to our Student PPI group who have informed and guided the research to date!

Education/Academic qualification

Award Date: 17 Jun 2017

External positions

MBPsS, British Psychological Society


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