Katie Chisholm

Katie Chisholm

School of Psychology
Research Fellow

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

My research interests focus on adolescent mental health. They include the early detection and intervention of mental illness, risks and resilience associated with the development of mental illness, and primary and secondary prevention methods.


  • BSc Joint hons Psychology and Philosophy
  • MSc Memory and its disorders


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.

My PhD (submitted) focused on the promotion mental health in schools, supported by the NIHR CLAHRC theme; early intervention and detection of psychosis. This involved the development and randomised controlled trialling of a programme designed to reduce stigma associated with mental health difficulties, increase mental health literacy, and promote resilience to mental illness.

I currently work as a research fellow with the Adolescent Development and Mental Health Research Group led by Professor Stephen Wood, and run the Mental Health Research Seminar Group at the University.


Research group
Psychosis Research Group, Adolescent Development and Mental Health Research Group

Research interests
Early intervention in psychosis, adolescent mental health and emotional well-being, the development of mental illness, Risk and resilience of mental illness.

Other activities

Postgraduate Representative for the School of Psychology 2010-2011

Co-ordinate the Mental Health Research Seminar Group


Chisholm, K.E., Patterson, P., Greenfield, S., Turner, E., and Birchwood, M. (2013). Adolescent construction of mental illness: implications for engagement. Submitted

Chisholm, K.E., Patterson, P., Torgerson, C., Turner, E., and Birchwood, M. (2012). A randomised controlled feasibility trial for an educational school-based mental health intervention: Study protocol. BMC Psychiatry. 12, 23.

Chisholm, K.E., Hoskins, P., and Patterson, P. (2011). Pupils learn about mental health with YouthSpace. Trust Talk, BSMHFT. 39, 4.

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