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RESHAPE Study: Key Takeaways

RESHAPE Study: Key Takeaways

Hosted by Clara Faria, ‘RESHAPE Study’ series is a new mini-in conversation series that will explore the RESHAPE study and the impact of its findings for parents, teachers, policymakers, and mental health professionals.

RESHAPE or ‘REflecting on the impactS of covid-19 on cHildren And young People in England: exploring experiences of lockdown, service access and education’ is a large study looking at how life changed for children, young people, and parents during the lockdown and how this may have affected them. This is a follow-on study from the National Study of Health and Wellbeing: Children and Young people and is a joint effort between the University of Exeter, the University of Cambridge, King’s College London and the NHS.

Episodes

In this podcast series, Clara is joined by several guest speakers, all of whom are part of the RESHAPE team, to address a range of issues relevant to child and adolescent wellbeing and mental health and what the RESHAPE findings show with regards to how theses issues impact on young peoples’ mental wellbeing.

Episode 1 – ‘RESHAPE Study: Key Takeaways on Young Peoples’ Lockdown Experiences’ with Professor Tamsin Ford and Lauren Cross

Episode 2 – ‘RESHAPE Study: Key Takeaways on Eating Disorders’ with Professor Tamsin Ford and Clara Faria

More episodes coming soon!

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About the speakers

Clara Faria
Clara Faria

Clara Faria is a junior doctor and aspiring child and adolescent psychiatrist. She serves as a Young Person Ambassador for ACAMH and is interested in eating disorders and in the epidemiology of mental health disorders in young people. She is currently a MPhil student at the University of Cambridge.

Professor Tamsin Jane Ford

Tamsin Ford is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. She researches the organisation, delivery, and effectiveness of services and interventions for children and young people’s mental health. Her research covers the full range of psychopathology and agencies, practitioners and interventions that relate to the mental health of children and young people. Every interaction with a child presents an opportunity to intervene to improve their developmental trajectory. Her work has direct relevance to policy, commissioning and practice.

Tamsin completed her postgraduate training in psychiatry on the Royal London Hospital Training rotation and then the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospitals, after which, she completed her PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London. She moved to Exeter in 2007, where she established a group of researchers whose work focuses on the effectiveness of services and interventions to support mental health and well-being of children and young people. In October 2019 she moved to the University of Cambridge.

Tamsin has been a member of ACAMH since 1996. She was an Editor for ACAMH’s journal CAMH for six years, stepping down as lead editor in June 2014. She has been a board member for ACAMH since 2011, and vice-chair since September 2020.

Lauren Cross
Lauren Cross

Lauren is a PhD student funded by the NIHR School of Public Health Research and is supervised by Dr. Esther van Sluijs. Lauren’s PhD will explore who engages in school based prevention research and seeks to identify opportunities for more inclusive research and intervention practices.

Before starting her PhD, Lauren worked as qualified teacher in London and the East of England. She completed a BSc in Psychology at the University of Bath and an Mphil in Educational Research at the University of Cambridge. After graduating, Lauren worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience (King’s College London) and the Child and Adolescent Resilience and Mental Health (ChARM) research group at the University of Cambridge. Within these roles Lauren worked on various research projects exploring school based mental health outcomes and experiences. In addition, Lauren has contributed to research surrounding the impact of Covid-19 associated restrictions, including national lockdowns and school closures, on children and young people. (Bio and image from MRC Epidemiology Unit)

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