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Biography

Emily joined the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in January 2019 and is currently working on a Medical Research Council data pathfinder project. The project aims to develop a digital platform for youth-based mental health cohorts within schools.  

From 2014-2018, Emily worked at the University of Exeter as a trial manager on a randomised controlled trial evaluating a novel wellbeing focused talking therapy for depression. She obtained a BA in Psychology & Education from Cardiff University and an MSc in Clinical Psychology at the University of Reading. 

Research Interests

  • Digital technology in mental health research  
  • Anhedonia and positive affect 
  • Child & adolescent mental health  

Research Groups

UK Trial Management Network (UKTMN) 

Key Publications

  • Dunn, B. D., Widnall, E., Reed, N., Owens, C., Campbell, J., & Kuyken, W. (2019). Bringing light into darkness: A multiple baseline mixed methods case series evaluation of Augmented Depression Therapy (ADepT). Behaviour Research and Therapy, 103418. 
  • Dunn, B. D., Widnall, E., Reed, N., Taylor, R., Owens, C., Spencer, A., ... & Moberly, N. J. (2019). Evaluating Augmented Depression Therapy (ADepT): study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 5(1), 63.