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Research interests

I am a mixed methods researcher interested in young people's mental health, well-being and self-harm. My PhD focused on how young people use social media (in terms of different online activities), and whether this relates to their mental health. I also explored how connected young people feel to their peers, family and school, and how this relates to their social media use.

Before starting my PhD I worked for several years as a survey methodologist for the European Social Survey, a cross-sectional general attitudes survey conducted every two years in more than 20 countries. Based at City University London, I specialised in questionnaire design, (cross-national) equivalence, survey non-response and survey project management. I have also previously worked in local authority public health teams as a data analyst, researcher and strategist, specialising in Joint Strategic Needs Assessments of local populations.

Education/Academic qualification

MSc Social Research Methods (Distinction), London School of Economics and Political Science

Award Date: 1 Sept 2009

BA (1st Class Honours) Social Psychology, University of Sussex

Award Date: 31 Aug 2007

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • SASH


  • mental health and wellbeing
  • children and adolescents
  • social media
  • social connectedness
  • public health


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