Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Taking Early Action
- 08:30 - 16:30
- The Royal National Hotel, London
Kirsten Barnicot is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Mental Health, with a background in academic psychology and social psychiatry. Her area of special interest is the prevention and treatment of inter-generationally transmitted psychopathology, with a particular focus on personality disorder and on psychological interventions in the perinatal period. She held an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship during her PhD research at Queen Mary University of London, which focused on treatment processes in dialectical behaviour therapy for personality disorder. Currently she holds an NIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellowship evaluating the interplay between post-traumatic stress disorder and personality disorder, and the implications of this comorbidity for psychological treatment. Additionally, she is working on the ACORN trial of a psychological intervention for antenatal anxiety, in the course of which she is evaluating the impact of maternal antenatal anxiety on child development, stress responsivity and epigenetics. Further work in development includes an evaluation of a video feedback parent-infant intervention for parents with personality disorder.