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  • Adolescent Mental Health
  • Child Psychiatry
  • Interventions
  • Clinical Conditions

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Autism
  • Depressive disorders
  • Eating disorders
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  • Cross-sectional and cohort studies
  • Randomised control trials
  • Statistical analysis
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    Professor Tamsin Ford

    University Position
    Professor Tamsin Ford is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.


    My research focuses on interventions and services to optimize the mental health of children and young people. Both mental health and services are interpreted broadly to include wellbeing as well as distress rather than children exceeding somewhat arbitrary cut points to meet diagnostic criteria, and all services that deal with children rather than just specialist mental health services. Research methods include secondary analysis of large epidemiological datasets, mixed qualitative and quantitative observational studies, economic evaluation systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials. My research is inherently translational and multi-disciplinary, and involves strong links with psychology, paediatrics, education, epidemiology, trial specialists, statisticians, health economics and basic scientists. The interface between the education and mental health is a particular area of interest.

    Key Publications


    Transitions from child and adolescent to adult mental health services for eating disorders: an in-depth systematic review and development of a transition framework.

    Journal: J Eat Disord
    E-pub date: 7 Mar 2024
    Authors: A Ragnhildstveit, N Tuteja, P Seli, L Smart, N Uzun, LC Bass, AC Miranda, TJ Ford, SAS Neufeld

    Relationship between severe mental illness and physical multimorbidity: a meta-analysis and call for action.

    Journal: BMJ Ment Health
    E-pub date: 1 Oct 2023
    Authors: D Pizzol, M Trott, L Butler, Y Barnett, T Ford, SA Neufeld, A Ragnhildstveit, CN Parris, BR Underwood, GF López Sánchez, M Fossey, C Brayne, E Fernandez-Egea, G Fond, L Boyer, JI Shin, S Pardhan, L Smith

    Why Is Non-suicidal Self-injury More Common in Women? Mediation and Moderation Analyses of Psychological Distress, Emotion Dysregulation, and Impulsivity.

    Journal: Arch Suicide Res
    E-pub date: 1 Aug 2023
    Authors: NM Lutz, SAS Neufeld, RW Hook, PB Jones, ET Bullmore, IM Goodyer, TJ Ford, SR Chamberlain, PO Wilkinson

    The Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire from adolescence to emerging adulthood: Measurement invariance across time and sex.

    Journal: Psychol Assess
    E-pub date: 1 May 2023
    Authors: P Schlechter, PO Wilkinson, TJ Ford, SAS Neufeld

    Trends in inpatient care for psychiatric disorders in NHS hospitals across England, 1998/99-2019/20: an observational time series analysis.

    Journal: Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol
    E-pub date: 1 May 2022
    Authors: M Degli Esposti, H Ziauddeen, L Bowes, A Reeves, AM Chekroud, DK Humphreys, T Ford

    Impact of COVID-19 on mental health research: is this the breaking point?

    Journal: Br J Psychiatry
    E-pub date: 17 Feb 2022
    Authors: O Sparasci, K Bhui, A Biswas, S Chamberlain, B Dubicka, R Dudas, S Farooq, T Ford, N Husain, I Jones, H Killaspy, W Lee, A Lingford-Hughes, C Mulholland, J Rubinsztein, R Shankar, A Sharma, L Sinclair, J Stone, A Young

    Simulating a Community Mental Health Service During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Effects of Clinician-Clinician Encounters, Clinician-Patient-Family Encounters, Symptom-Triggered Protective Behaviour, and Household Clustering.

    Journal: Front Psychiatry
    E-pub date: 1 Aug 2021
    Authors: RN Cardinal, CE Meiser-Stedman, DM Christmas, AC Price, C Denman, BR Underwood, S Chen, S Banerjee, SR White, L Su, TJ Ford, SR Chamberlain, CM Walsh

    Survey of CAMHS clinicians about their experience of remote consultation: brief report.

    Journal: BJPsych Open
    E-pub date: 13 Jan 2021
    Authors: A Bhardwaj, A Moore, RN Cardinal, C Bradley, L Cross, TJ Ford

    Simulating a community mental health service during the COVID-19 pandemic: effects of clinician–clinician encounters, clinician–patient–family encounters, symptom-triggered protective behaviour, and household clustering

    E-pub date: 2 Jul 2020
    Authors: R Cardinal, C Meiser-Stedman, D Christmas, A Price, C Denman, B Underwood, S Chen, S Banerjee, S White, L Su, T Ford, S Chamberlain, C Walsh