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Aleksandra (Ola) Gronostaj-Miara

I am one of the Research Assistants on the ‘Longitudinal Outcomes of Gender Identity in Children’ (LOGiC) study. I work closely with other members of the team to recruit families to the study and collect data. I joined the R&D Unit in March 2020.

I earned my masters and doctoral degrees at Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. My PhD was focused on social support and stress management in patients facing life threatening diseases. I taught undergraduate courses on subjects such as Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Social Maladjustment, and Diagnosis and Therapy of Youth with Behavioural Disorders.

Before I moved to London I spent two years working in Dublin as a post-doctoral researcher at the University College Dublin School of Medicine where I was a part of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry team, contributing to the joined research and teaching projects, focusing on describing and improving available mental health services for children and young people. The MILESTONE project was an EU-FP7 study of transitioning from child to adult mental health services across Europe and the Growing Up and Children in CAMHS in Ireland project aimed at comparing data from a nationwide study (Growing Up in Ireland Study) with data from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinics in Dublin to assess the service gap and barriers to care.