Monthly Archives

November 2016

Online anonymity for child and adolescent mental health: are there benefits as well as costs?

By | The Wider World

For many parents, the concept of ‘online anonymity’ has almost exclusively negative connotations. The dangers of so-called ‘cyberbullying’ are regularly highlighted in the media, and are rightly cause for concern. But there are also ways in which online anonymity can benefit young people. While not necessarily as headline-grabbing, these benefits should…

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My transition from Early Career Researcher to Principal Investigator (or: how to maintain self belief as you let go of more and more of the detail)

By | Life Scientific

I found the transition from Early Career Researcher (ECR) to Principal Investigator (PI) much harder than I expected, and not just for the obvious reasons. One clear distinction between these stages is grant income, and I, like most academics have had difficulty building up a solid stream of grant funding….

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The Language of Mental Health

By | Research Matters

Do the words we use to talk about different psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety and schizophrenia, have an influence on how we view them? Does the fact that we all have days when we are anxious make us feel that anxiety disorders are less severe, less important than other disorders…

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