Dr Claire Goodfellow
- Research Assistant (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)
Dr Claire Goodfellow is a postdoctoral research assistant on an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) grant investigating loneliness and wellbeing among adolescents and young people in the UK using secondary data analysis.
Claire holds a PhD in Public Health and Health Policy from the University of Strathclyde. Her PhD research investigated help-seeking among adolescents, focussing on the roles of mental health literacy and stigma in determining help-seeking intention for a mental health problem. Claire also has an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience from University College London.
My research interests are focussed on aspects of adolescent mental health including:
- the relationships between loneliness and mental health and wellbeing.
- individual, social, and community risk factors for loneliness among adolescents and young people.
- mental health literacy in adolescence.
- associations between mental health literacy and help-seeking.
- mental health stigma in adolescence and its impact on help-seeking intention.
- social determinants of health, and health inequalities in adolescent mental health.
Dr Goodfellow currently supervises projects as part of the Master of Public Health programme, and the BSc (Med Sci) Clinical Medicine intercalated in Psychological Medicine.
Professional activities & recognition
- 2021 - 2022: ESRC Post-doctoral Fellowship