Institution: University of Edinburgh (School of Health in Social Science), Scotland.
Supervisory team: Dr Helen Griffiths & Dr Catherine Varnell.
Position: Trainee Clinical Psychologist.
Current research: I am interested in understanding the systemic impact of adolescent self-harm. My doctoral research explores sibling experiences of growing up with a brother or sister who self-harmed.
- Adolescent self-injurious thoughts and behaviours
- Child psychopathology and resilience
- Family relationships
- Qualitative research
- van Alphen, N. R.*, Stewart, J. G.*, Esposito, E. C., Pridgen, B., Gold, J., & Auerbach, R. P. (2017). Predictors of Rehospitalization for Depressed Adolescents Admitted to Acute Psychiatric Treatment. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 78(5), 592–598. https://doi.org/10.4088/JCP.15m10326. *denotes shared first authorship.
Can help with: I would be happy to talk to any ECRs interested in pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in the UK and could help with understanding of Dutch questionnaires/interviews. I am also learning about grounded theory and would gladly share what I know so far.
What’s essential to your well-being? Time with people I care about, good food, cycling, interesting podcasts, feel-good tv shows, sleep and exploring new places.
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