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My Emotions and Me Over Time

This is an information page for families and schools interested in our study My Emotions and Me Over Time (MEMO).

This study is looks at how daily upsetting events contribute to the development of depression in neurodiverse young people over time. It forms part of our wider programme Regulating Emotions – Strengthening Adolescent Resilience (RE-STAR), which aims to reduce the risk of adolescent depression.

In MEMO, we are interested in the interplay between individual characteristics and upsetting experiences in young people with traits of ADHD and/or autism. We will be working with young people aged 12-16 years, their parents/carers to collect questionnaires at multiple times over one year to explore how upsetting experiences may lead to developing depression over time. Information from schools will also be collected.

We hope that MEMO will generate new information about what contributes to depression during adolescence, and that this can be used to identify targets for intervention to reduce depression risk in neurodivergent young people.

We are working with our Youth Researcher Panel to deliver the four stages detailed below:

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Information for participants

For those interested in taking part in My Emotions and Me Over Time:

Interested in taking part?

The MEMO team is currently inviting students from partnering schools to participate. Parents/carers of students at these schools should have received an email invitation to join the MEMO study. If you haven't received your invitation, please email with your child's school name and year group, using the subject line 'MEMO Study'.

Watch this short video about how to take part!

If your school is interested in partnering with the MEMO study, follow this link to express your interest.

Meet the Team!

RE-STAR Work Package Three team

Our researchers:

Dr Kirsty Griffiths, KCL
Ms Anna Wyatt, KCL
Ms Nadia Bardolet-Otake, KCL
Ms Samia Ali, Cardiff University

Our My Emotions and Me Over Time project leads:

Professor Emily Simonoff, KCL
Professor Andrea Danese, KCL

The principal investigator for RE-STAR project is Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke and Dr Susie Chandler is our RE-STAR project manager. Dr Sylvan Baker is our Y-RP (Youth Researcher Panel) lead on RE-STAR, Jane Offerman is our administrator and Professor Daniel Stahl is our statistician.

More about MEMO

To find out more about this study please email the team at

Project status: Ongoing
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Principal Investigator

Contact us

If you have any questions about My Emotions and Me Over Time or RE-STAR, please email