Monthly Archives: November 2016

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

By | The Wider World | No Comments

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)

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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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Heritability and intergenerational associations

By | Research Matters | 2 Comments

The belief that parental behaviour has an important impact on shaping child development is widespread. Entire books, websites, and industries now exist that are focused on this notion. Right from the moment of conception, parents are bombarded with information telling them that their behaviour can have a profound and long-lasting…

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