Dr Kasia Kostyrka-Allchorne
- Mental Health
Kasia joined King’s College London in November 2017 after completing a PhD in developmental psychology at the University of Essex. She is working as a researcher in the Experimental Psychopathology and Neuro-Development (ExPAND) Group and is the Trial Manager on the OPTIMA programme of research. Kasia has substantial experience of managing complex research projects, which includes working with children, adolescents, and parents, as well as liaising with schools and mental health services and other stakeholders.
I have two main research interests. First, I am interested in developing evidence-based digital interventions that use mobile phone technology to provide low-cost and scalable support for parents of young children both in the community and within child and adolescent mental health services, as well as for other user groups (e.g., teachers). I am also keen on developing a better understanding of the mechanisms that underpin the associations between childhood and adolescent psychopathology and digital engagement. Second, my research concerns developing a better understanding of the processes that underpin decision-making and goal-directed behaviour in adolescence. Specifically, what is the role of future-oriented thinking and its variations related to adolescent mental health?
- Digital parenting interventions.
- Adolescent mental health in the digital world
- The development of future-oriented thinking in adolescence and its links to mental health
- Children’s early temperament and psychological adjustment.