Edinburgh Mental Health Online Conference

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This will be an online conference delivered via Zoom Webinar.

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The University of Edinburgh has considerable strengths in mental health research, from neurosciences to clinical psychology and psychiatry. Edinburgh Mental Health is a new university-wide initiative that aims to establish Edinburgh as a future global leader in interdisciplinary mental health research.

This initial half-day online conference will highlight research activity in mental health from across the University of Edinburgh. We especially welcome the involvement of early career researchers (ECRs).


1.00pm Welcome and Introduction to Edinburgh Mental Health (Daniel Smith)

1.15-1.45pm Plenary: Prof Craig Morgan, Director Centre for Society and Mental Health, KCL.

1.45-2.45pm Flash talks (5 minutes each)

Jamie Pearce (Geography) ‘The role of place in understanding mental health and inequalities over the life-course’.

Ruthanne Baxter (Museums/Heritage) ‘Prescribe Culture: Heritage in Health, Social Care & Wellbeing’

Lucy Stirland (Old Age Psychiatry) ‘Mental health outcomes in multimorbidity: Explorations using NHS data’

Liana Romaniuk (Child Psychiatry) ‘Brain-correlates of Bayesian estimates of self-belief during personal choice, and its relation to depression in adults and adolescents’

Rob Stewart/Stephen Lawrie (Malawi/GMH) ‘Psychosis Recovery Orientation in Malawi by Improving Services and Engagement’

Sinead Rhodes (Developmental Psychology) ‘Mental health in children and adolescents with Neurodevelopmental Disorders’

2.45-3.15pm Break

3.15-4.15pm Flash talks (5 minutes each)

Jasmin Wertz (Psychology) ‘Psychopathology and accelerated ageing.’

Angus Macbeth (Clinical Psychology/GMH): ‘Intergenerational mental health’

Jessica Cooper (Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology): ‘Madness and Care in California’s Mental Health Courts’

Pearse McCusker (Social Work): ‘Mental Health and Care Experience: Making young people’s knowledge count’

Amy Chandler (Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences): ‘Researching society, culture, politics, and suicide’

Maria Wolters (Informatics): ‘eMentalHealth: Opportunities and Pitfalls’

4.15-4.30pm Summing up and next steps (Sumeet Jain)

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