The focus of my research is to explore the role of reported trauma in the development, experience and treatment of common mental health disorders, primarily anxiety and depression. The aim of this research is to better understand the differences displayed by those who report trauma. I work closely with the GLAD Study, a nationwide study of 40,000 individuals with lifetime experience of clinical anxiety and/or depression. I am currently using network analysis to investigate the differences in depressive symptom networks associated with reported trauma in GLAD Study participants. Moving forward, I plan to explore the factors associated with psychological treatment outcomes in this group, incorporating socio-demographic, environmental, clinical and genetic factors in order to create a more complete predictive model.
Exploring the role of trauma in the development and treatment of anxiety and depression.
The Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Study: online recruitment into the largest recontactable study of depression and anxiety