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Doctor Ellen Hedstrom

Dr Ellen Hedstrom

 PhD
Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Parenting stress
  • Family Functioning
  • Asylum seekers and mental health

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Research

Research groups

Research interests

  • Parenting stress
  • Family Functioning
  • Asylum seekers and mental health
  • Neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Child and adolescent mental health

Current research

I am currently working on the OPTIMA RCT trial. The goal of the Online Parent Training for the Initial Management of ADHD referrals (OPTIMA) is to provide support for families for 3 months during the period between referral acceptance and the first full clinical assessment. It focuses on supporting parents to better manage their children’s co-occurring behaviour problems.

Prior to this I completed my PhD exploring parenting stress and post migration stress in asylum seeking families.

I have expererience in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels including developmental psychopathology and research methods.

Other responsibilities include several years leading the CiMH lab meetings and working with Southampton doctoral college to support the doctoral college festival.