Tavistock Research Unit
We are a research unit based at the Tavistock Centre. We run and collaborate on applied research projects that take place within and outside of the NHS, with national and international collaborators. Most of our work is focused on children and young people’s mental health and development, although we are interested in mental health and wellbeing across the life-course.
Increasingly, our research takes a systematic approach towards the prevention of mental ill-health, and looks at ways that we can better tailor or personalise interventions to improve and promote psychological wellbeing. We have a strong inter-disciplinary focus that allows us to integrate insights from a range of perspectives and build on this knowledge to inform innovation in practice.
As well as our core areas of expertise in children and young people’s mental health, we also lead and collaborate on research exploring the interface between physical and mental health. In addition, we contribute to work that focuses on training and skills development for the NHS workforce in collaboration with the National Workforce Skills Development Unit and the Tavistock Centre’s Department for Education and Training.
We are committed to working together with partners, including third-sector organisations, policy makers, and those with lived experience to ensure that our work has impact, and is translated into practice.
The research projects that we are involved in are listed below.
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Professor Eilis Kennedy, MB Bch, BAO, MRCPsych
I am a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Trust Director of Research and Development. I am also a Visiting Professor at the Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London.
After completing psychiatry training in Glasgow, I moved to London to take up a Clinical Academic Training post at the Royal Free and UCL Medical School, and an Honorary Higher Specialist Training post in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Tavistock Clinic. Since this time, I have combined clinical work in child and adolescent mental health with research.
I am lead or co-investigator on a range of externally funded research studies focused on mental health, wellbeing, and development from the perinatal period through childhood and adolescence. I am particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches to mental health across the prevention and treatment continuum, and also the application of precision medicine approaches to better tailor and target interventions to improve outcomes for children and families. From 2015 – 2020, I was joint Editor in Chief of the journal Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
Dr Jane Petty, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons)
I am an experienced mixed-methods researcher with a background in the fields of intellectual disability and long-term conditions. My PhD was in the field of intellectual disability and looked at factors associated with self-injurious behaviour in children with severe intellectual disability and I maintain a strong interest in understanding and managing difficult behaviour in children and young adults.
My later work has moved into the field of long-term conditions and I am interested in understanding the impact of living with a long-term condition or disability on psychological well-being and factors that can improve outcome such as self-efficacy and social support. I am also interested in research ethics and ensuring that research participants are provided with a safe and enjoyable experience.
I joined the R&D Unit at the Tavistock in April 2019 as a Research Coordinator. My role involves supporting the set-up and running of externally funded projects within the Unit as well as supporting staff research across the Trust. More information about doing research at the Tavistock is available here.
Dr Kathy McKay, PhD, BA (Hons), LLB (Hons)
I am an experienced qualitative researcher whose research has focused on how people survive and live well after trauma or other life-changing circumstances using sociological, community-embedded, and lived experience methodologies. In Australia, this research was primarily embedded in suicide prevention work, particularly with women and people living in remote Aboriginal communities.
My PhD explored how women with and without histories of self-harm and suicide attempt perceived and spoke about their bodies. Both before my PhD submission and in the years since, I worked on studies exploring the experiences of people who have attempted suicide, who are bereaved, who remain suicidal and ambiguous about survival, some of whom fit into more than one of these categories. My work has identified considerable unmet support needs among marginalised groups, with direct implications for policy and practice.
Alongside my primary research activities, I am an experienced lecturer in qualitative methodologies, human rights, and mental healthcare pathways, and have supervised several successful PhD and Honours students. I have been employed by the University of Liverpool and based at the Tavistock R&D Unit since I moved to the UK in May 2017.
At present, I work on the qualitative components of the Personalised Programmes for Children (PPC) Study, the PSC Wellbeing Study, and the Longitudinal Outcomes of Gender Identity (LOGiC) in Children Study. These projects have continued to strengthen my interest in understanding how to translate lived experiences into more appropriate support within the healthcare system.
Dr Chloe Lane, PhD, BSc
I am a post-doctoral researcher interested in neurodevelopmental and mental health conditions. I obtained a BSc and PhD from the Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield. My doctoral research focused on cognitive abilities and autistic traits associated with Sotos syndrome, a rare congenital overgrowth condition. Following completion of my PhD, I was awarded a study visit grant from the Experimental Psychology Society to visit the University of Amsterdam for two months. I then returned to the University of Sheffield to work as a post-doctoral research associate for 18 months. This involved working on projects related to the cognitive and behavioural phenotypes and sensory profiles associated with rare genetic syndromes.
I joined the Tavistock Research and Development Unit in October 2019 and am currently working on a range of different projects, including the Longitudinal Outcomes of Gender Identity in Children (LOGiC) study and one of our emerging research themes of emotional wellbeing in parents of preterm babies.
Dr Aleksandra (Ola) Gronostaj-Miara, PhD, MSc
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.
Dr Guy Skinner, PhD, MPhil, BSc (Hons), MBPsP
I am an experienced mixed methods practitioner with a particular interest in using linked data, longitudinal approaches, systematic reviews and meta-analyses. I also currently hold a Visiting Researcher position at the Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge.
I studied for my MPhil in Social and Developmental Psychology at the Applied Developmental Psychology Group, University of Cambridge, investigating the developmental issues of cross examination within cases of alleged child abuse.
I was then was appointed as a Research Assistant at the Cambridge Institute of Public Health under Dr Robbie Duschinsky. Here, I investigated parenting interventions and their use in mediating early child development in varying contexts.
I subsequently gained my PhD in Psychological Criminology at the University of Cambridge, where I conducted research exploring the associations between criminal careers and health. During my PhD I also worked as a Research Analyst within the Science, Research and Evidence Directorate at the Department for Health and Social Care.
I joined the Research and Development Unit as a post-doctoral researcher in 2021, working on both the ‘Watch Me Play!’ intervention and a Nuffield Foundation project investigating the association between poverty and child abuse and neglect.
Dr Camilla Hanson, PhD, MClinPsych
I am a post-doctoral researcher with experience working as a psychologist. I am interested in mental health conditions in children and young people and the relationship between mental and physical health. I joined the R&D Unit in April 2022, and have started working with the team on the ‘Longitudinal outcomes of Gender Identity in Children’ (LOGiC) Study.
After completing my undergraduate studies in psychology, I went on to complete my doctoral research at the University of Sydney, based at the Centre for Kidney Research at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. My doctoral thesis focused on patient and recipient experiences of living kidney donor transplantation, particularly focusing on barriers, disparities and psychosocial outcomes. During and after completing my PhD, I also worked as a research assistant on various projects focused on the psychosocial outcomes for children and young people with various chronic health conditions e.g. kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, epilepsy and lymphedema. I have primarily used mixed-methods and qualitative methods.
Between 2018 and 2020 I completed a Masters in Clinical Psychology at Macquarie University, in Sydney. As a psychologist, I have worked and trained across various settings including private practice, public hospitals, a practising research clinic and a children’s health service charity. From my research and clinical experience, I have developed a particular interest in child development and mental health and enjoyed working with children, young people and their families in areas including neurodiversity, anxiety and mood disorders and gender identity.
Longitudinal Outcomes of Gender Identity in Children (LOGiC) is a longitudinal study that looks at the development of gender identity in children and young people aged between 3 and 13 years. Conducted in the UK, the study began in 2019 and is following participating families at three time points over a 2-year period. The LOGiC study is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). More information is available here.
The Personalised Programmes for Children (PPC) study is looking at personalised approaches to the treatment of behavioural difficulties in children. In this project we work with families to develop a programme that is tailored to both parents' and children's needs, and find out whether this approach works better than current parent training programmes. The PPC study is funded by the NIHR. More information is available here.
Personalised Psychological Intervention for Individuals with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Wellbeing Study (PSC) and their Families
The Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) Wellbeing Study aims to investigate the impact of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, a rare but serious liver condition that increases the chances of developing cancer, on mental health and wellbeing. Our aim is to develop a framework that will help people affected by PSC to get the psychological support they need. The PSC Wellbeing Study is run in partnership with and funded by the UK-based charity PSC Support. More information is available here.
A pilot feasibility study of a remotely-delivered intervention to promote mental health resilience for children (age 0- 8) across UK Early Years and Children’s Services. Funded by What Works for Children’s Social Care.
Video Interaction Guidance [VIG] for families of children with a learning disability referred to specialist mental health services. NIHR RfPB funded feasibility trial led by Dr Vaso Totsika, UCL.
Markers of Autism and Gender Incongruence in Children (MAGIC): Cognition in Autistic and Non-autistic Gender-incongruent Children and Their Families. This ESRC funded project is in partnership with the University of Kent, led by Professor David Williams.
This research aims to evaluate a new form of support, called Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting (VIPP), which is designed to help foster and kinship carers better understand and respond to their child’s emotions and behaviour. This research is led by Prof. Pasco Fearon at the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, in partnership with several other universities and five NHS trusts. More information is available here.
The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a home visiting programme designed to improve the outcomes of teenage pregnancies in terms of child health and development. This study aims to improve our understanding of the context in which FNP is currently delivered in the UK, and the factors that influence results, to find out who might benefit most from FNP and how service delivery may be improved. This project, funded by the NIHR, is led by Dr Katie Harron who is based at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. More information is available here.
OliTool: a ‘smart’ system to support primary school children develop social and emotional literacy and self-regulation skills for mental health and wellbeing. Funded by the NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme, the project seeks to redesign the Olitool software application with feedback from child and professional stakeholders prior to a school-based trial.
This project is a Nuffield Foundation funded systematic review seeking to synthesize evidence of the relationship between poverty and child abuse and neglect (CAN). This review is timely, as underlying social and economic inequalities in developed economies continue to widen. In England, this has been accompanied by record levels of children in out-of-home care, with more than one child in 60 being investigated for abuse or neglect each year. The objectives of this review, therefore, are to consider varied evidence about the nature, strength and timing of the relationship between different aspects of poverty, inequality and various forms of CAN. The review will conclude with key proposals for action, particularly in terms of redistributive macro-economic policies, poverty-aware child protection practice and an extensive future research agenda.
This project is led by Professor Paul Bywaters (University of Huddersfield).
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Midgley, N., Mortimer, R., Cirasola, A., Batra, P., Kennedy, E. (2021). The evidence-base for psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy with children and adolescents an update and narrative synthesis. Child Attachment and Psychotherapies Research, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and University College London.
Stynes, H., McColl, M., Kennedy, E. (2021). Gender Dysphoria in Children and Young People. In: (eds Laver-Bradbury C. Thompson M.J.J., Gale C., & Hooper C.M.) Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Theory and Practice. Routledge. ISBN 9780367537388
Kennedy, E., O'Nions, E., Pulford, BD., Bursnall, S., Germuska, J., Senior R. (2021). The Tavistock First-Time Parent Study: a pilot randomised controlled feasibility trial of a brief couple-focused perinatal intervention to reduce inter-parental discord. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Sep 21. doi: 10.1007/s00787-021-01862-y. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34546408
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O’Nions, E., Wolke, D., Johnson, S., Kennedy, E. (2021). Editorial: Preterm Birth: Educational and Mental Health Outcomes. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, https://doi.org/10.1177/13591045211006754
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McKay, K., Wayland, S., Ferguson, D., Petty, J., Kennedy, E. (2021). "At Least until the Second Wave Comes...": A Twitter Analysis of the NHS and COVID-19 between March and June 2020. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 3943. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18083943
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McKay, K., O’Nions, E., Wayland, S., Ferguson, D., Kennedy, E. (2021). Fears, reassurance, and milestones: A Twitter analysis around World Prematurity Day during the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 10807. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182010807
McKay, K., Kennedy, E., Young, B. (2021). “Sometimes I think my frustration is the real issue”: Parents’ experiences of transformation after a parenting programme. PLoS ONE, 16, e0258528. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0258528
McKay, K., Kennedy, E., Young, B. (2021). “It shows we felt safe because a few of us had tears”: Exploring how perceptions of the group space can influence experiences of parenting programmes. Emotion, Space and Society, 41, 100837. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2021.100837
Kennedy, E., O'Nions, E., Wolke, D., & Johnson, S. (2020). Editorial: Is preterm birth overlooked in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry? Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, S0890-8567(20)32154-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2020.12.011
Tighe, J., Shand, F., McKay, K., Mcalistair, T., Mackinnon, A., Christensen, H. (2020). Usage and Acceptability of the ibobbly App: A pilot trial for suicide prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth. JMIR Mental Health, 7, 12, e14296.
McKay, K., Kennedy, E., Senior, R., Scott, S., Hill, J., Doolan, M., Woolgar, M., Peeren, S., Young, B. (2020). Informing the personalisation of interventions for parents of children with conduct problems: A qualitative study. BMC Psychiatry, 20:513, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-020-02917-1.
Wayland, S., McKay, K., Maple, M. (2020). How is participating in suicide prevention activities experienced by those with lived and living experiences of suicide in Australia? A qualitative study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 4635. doi:10.3390/ijerph17134635.
Pearce, T., Maple, M., Shakeshaft, A., Wayland, S., McKay, K. (2020). What is the Co-Creation of New Knowledge? A Content Analysis and Proposed Definition for Health Interventions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 2229. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17072229
Bartik, W., McKay, K., and Maple, M. (2020). Youth Suicide Bereavement and the Continuum of Risk. Crisis, https://doi.org/10.1027/0227-5910/a000653.
Ranieri, V., Kennedy, E., Walmsley, M., Thorburn, D., McKay, K. (2020). The Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) Wellbeing Study: Understanding psychological distress in those living with PSC and those who support them. PLoS One. 15(7):e0234624. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0234624
Lane, C., Robinson, L., & Freeth, M. (2020). Autistic traits and cognitive abilities associated with two molecular causes of Silver-Russell syndrome. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 129(3):312-319.
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Cavallaro, F.L., Gilbert, R., Wijlaars, L., Kennedy, E., Swarbrick, A., van der Meulen, J. & Harron, K. (2020). Evaluating the real-world implementation of the Family Nurse Partnership in England: protocol for a data linkage study. BMJ Open, 10:e038530. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-038530
O’Nions, E., Ceulemans, E., Happé, F., Benson, P., Evers, K., & Noens, I. (2020). Parenting strategies used by caregivers of children with ASD: differential links with child problem behaviour. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 50, 386–401.
Ranieri, V., Stynes, H., Kennedy, E. (2020). To CAG or not to CAG? Difficulties in determining submission to the Confidentiality Advisory Group: a commentary. Research Ethics. doi:10.1177/1747016120920063
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Hanson, C., Newsom, J., Singh-Grewal, D., Henschke, N., Patterson, M., and Tong, A. (2018). Children and adolescents’ experiences of primary lymphoedema: semistructured interview study. Archives of Disease in Childhood 103, no. 7 : 675-682. DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2017-313856
French, L. & Kennedy, E. (2018). Annual Research Review: Early intervention for infants and young children with, or at-risk of, autism spectrum disorder: a systematic review. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 59(4), 444-456. DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12828
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Ranieri, V., McKay, K., Stynes, H., and Kennedy, E. (2018). Uncorking the Bottleneck in Gaining Sponsorship for Clinical Research. Research Ethics, 14, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747016118798935
Adams, D., Clarke, S., Griffith, G., Howlin, P., Moss, J., Petty, J., Tunnicliffe, P., & Oliver, C. (2018). Mental Health and Well-Being in Mothers of Children With Rare Genetic Syndromes Showing Chronic Challenging Behavior: A Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Study. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 123(3), 241–253. https://doi.org/10.1352/1944-7558-123.3.241
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Page, A., Boyle, C., McKay, K., and Mavropoulou, S. (2018). Teacher Perceptions of Inclusive Education in the Cook Islands. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 47(1), 81-94. https://doi.org/10.1080/1359866X.2018.1437119
Wark, S., McKay, K., Ryan, P., and Muller, A. (2018). Suicide Amongst People with Intellectual Disability: An Australian online study of disability support staff experiences and perceptions. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 62(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1111/jir.12442
O’Nions, E., Happé, F., Viding, E., Gould, J. & Noens, I. (2018) Demand avoidance is not necessarily defiance: Correspondence on Green et al., Pathological Demand Avoidance: symptoms but not a syndrome. The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, 2(7), e14. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(18)30171-8
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