I am an early career researcher currently working on a freelance basis. I have recent experience in the following areas: global policy, children’s mental health, dementia and stigma, eating disorders (specifically, tackling cognitive biases and the role of social rejection in adolescents), mindfulness-based interventions for managing chocolate cravings.

I have worked on research projects from different perspectives: as a freelance research assistant, a research and evaluation intern within higher education (LSE), as an advisor and patient representative, and as a Masters student.

I am actively seeking out new opportunities to collaborate on research projects and am working towards applying for a PhD position in the near future.

My skills include: academic background in psychology and mental health policy, public and patient involvement, good knowledge of SPSS and Excel, strong writing skills.

Clients and collaborators

Patient Public Involvement

I have experience of sitting on advisory groups for matters concerning policy, research, and user engagement. These include projects with: National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), McPin Foundation, Rethink Mental Illness, King’s College London, University of Birmingham. I have also worked alongside local authorities, patient groups and commissioning groups across West Sussex. NIHR + University … Continue reading Patient Public Involvement

Academic Research

Co-Authored McDaid, D., Wilson, E., Knapp, M. (2017) Barriers and Facilitators to Commissioning Cost-Effective Services for Promotion of Mental Health and Wellbeing and Prevention of Mental Ill-Health, London: Public Health England. Knapp, M., McDaid, D., Wilson, E. (2017) Chapter 1.7 Money Matters: Funding Care, in Lewis’s child and adolescent psychiatry: a comprehensive textbook / editors, Andrés Martin, … Continue reading Academic Research