Ms Cassie Wu
- Research Assistant (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)
I am a Research Assistant in the Complexity in Health Programme at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit. My role involves evaluating and developing public health interventions for youth health promotion.
Before joining the Complexity Team, I earned my BA in Psychology from the University of Washington and my MSc in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice from the Anna Freud Centre and University College London.
During my MSc, I had several research and clinical placements. I was an assistant psychologist at Islington CAMHS, delivering an evidence-based parenting intervention. Meanwhile, I volunteered on two research projects: a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of The Lighthouse Parenting Programme. Additionally, I participated in a pilot test of Virtual Implicit Bias Reduction and Neutralization Training (VIBRANT), an innovative strategy to reduce school-based mental health clinician implicit bias, and enhance equitable delivery of evidence-based mental healthcare.
My research interests are the development and implementation of health intervention for youth.
- Intervention development for reducing night-time use of interactive electronic devices and social media among young people: the CLOCK OFF study
- Nutrition and physical activity self-assessment in childcare (NAP SACC)