Nikki is a researcher at Oxford University, working with the Health Experiences Research Group. Her background is in psychology and she has a specialist interest in mental health and the impact of online social networks on health and wellbeing. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings, including positions at Mind, Rethink and Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres. Nikki is interested in the common-sense communication of evidence based research and, prior to becoming a researcher, she was an editor and journalist.
This study explores the prevalence of psychiatric disorder and comorbidity among a UK sample of young people with experience of homelessness. It finds an extremely high prevalence of mental illness, combined with low levels of mental health service use.[read the full story...]
Parenting is a tough gig. As a mum of three, I can honestly say that nothing in my everyday professional life comes close to the trials and tribulations of guiding small people through toddlerhood and beyond. Parenting advice comes thick and fast from all corners, most of it unsolicited, some of it anecdotal, much of [read the full story…]