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Dr Praveetha Patalay

Associate Professor, UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences

Dr Praveetha Patalay
Dr Praveetha Patalay is an Associate Professor based across the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the IOE and at the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing in the Faculty of Population Health Sciences, UCL.

Her research focuses on the development, risk/protective factors and the consequences of mental ill-health and the ways in which we can reduce the stigma around mental illness and promote well-being. She uses large national studies, including the British birth cohorts, to investigate mental health through the life course and works on evaluations of school-based intervention programmes to support and promote young people’s mental health. 

Her recent research has highlighted the increasing levels of mental health difficulties faced by the current generation of young people in the UK. 

She has received much recognition for her research, including the British Psychological Society's Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research Contributions to Psychology and was on Forbes’ 30 under 30 list for Science and Healthcare.