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Blossom Fernandes

BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, CPsychol.


Wellcome Project Manager

I am a Project Manager/Research Coordinator for the Wellcome Global Mental Health Databank Project. This study is led by Dr Mina Fazel here at Oxford Psychiatry and by Prof. Tamsin Ford at the University of Cambridge. As part of this research we are collating information on adolescents' mental health in the UK, India (Centre for Mental Health Law & Policy at the Indian Law Society) and South Africa (Walter Sisulu University).

The aim of this project essentially is to utilise the information we gather to identify the best form of care, treatment and prevention for common mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.

More details of this can be found here: wellcome-global-mental-health-databank

Alongside this, I am also interested in emotional problems that emerge during childhood and adolescence. I completed my PhD at Roehampton University in 2017, where I focused on emotion regulation and executive functions to understand these emotional problems, using a combination of self reports and experimental tasks. I've also been involved in studies exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people's emotional and general well-being.

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