Title of PhD: Mental health in schools; The development and evaluation of an educational intervention
Supervisors: Professor Max Birchwood, Dr. Paul Patterson, Dr Erin Turner
My research interests focus on issues relating to adolescent mental health. In particular I am interested in researching programmes which may help improve the outcome of mental health issues, including early detection and intervention, and the reduction of stigma.
I have a Joint honours BSc in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Leeds, and a Masters in Memory and its disorders, also from The University of Leeds.
I am currently carrying out research into emotional wellbeing and early intervention in schools, supported by the NIHR CLAHRC project. Developing programmes which help young people to develop wellbeing and coping strategies, and which reduce the stigma associated with mental health difficulties. Alongside this I hope to research development of mental wellbeing across age groups, and a further understanding of the frequency of schizotypal thinking in adolescence.
Psychosis Research Group
Early intervention in psychosis, adolescent mental health and emotional well-being
P. Patterson, T. Newbold, C. Rigby, C. Connor, S. Ahmed, S. Butterworth, J. Tween, S. Khamba, C. Palmer, B. Newton, M. McLaney, E. Turner, K. Chisholm, J. Williams, B. Cresswell, M. Birchwood & Youth Board Members of YOUTHspace Partnership. (2010). YOUTHspace: A Public Health Strategy for Youth Emotional Resilience in the CLAHRC-BBC Region.
Katharine Chisholm, Max Birchwood, Paul Patterson, Erin Turner, Carole Torgerson, Charlotte Connor. (2011). Emotional well-being in schools; the development and evaluation of an educational intervention. 6th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology.
Katharine Chisholm, Paul Patterson, Carole Torgerson, Erin Turner, Max Birchwood. (2011). Developing and evaluating an intervention to target mental health in schools; Design and Implementation. 6th Annual Conference of Randomised Controlled Trials in the Social Sciences.