UCL Institute of Mental Health

Dr Jess Bone

Dr Jess Bone

Research Fellow in Statistics / Epidemiology

Behavioural Science and Health

Institute of Epidemiology & Health

Joined UCL
1st Nov 2017

Teaching summary

Jess has taught on various programmes in UCL Division of Psychiatry and Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care, including MSc Health Psychology, Clinical Mental Health Sciences MSc, Mental Health Sciences Research MSc and Dementia: Causes, Treatments and Research MSc. She has contributed to modules including Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods, Statistics for Mental Health Research, Core Principles of Mental Health Research, Current Research in Children's and Young People's Mental Health, and Current Research in Depression and Anxiety.

Jess has also supervised MSc and PhD students on a variety of research projects. She is currently available to supervise postgraduate students with a strong interest in quantitative methods and in areas related to arts and cultural engagement, mental health, and other aspects of wellbeing. 


University College London
Masters, Clinical Mental Health Sciences |
University College London
Doctorate, Child and Adolescent Mental Health |
University of Oxford
First Degree, Experimental Psychology |


Jess is a Research Fellow in Statistics/Epidemiology in the Department of Behavioural Science and Health and a member of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre on Arts and Health. Broadly, Jess' research focusses on the social determinants of mental health, and she is particularly interested in adolescent mental health. She is currently working on the EpiArts project, which aims to investigate the association between arts and cultural engagement and behavioural and health outcomes at the population level in the US. Her work involves epidemiological analyses of data from large cohort studies. Jess also works on the UCL Covid-19 Social Study, the UK’s largest study into the psychological and social impact of coronavirus.

During her PhD, Jess was based in the Division of Psychiatry at UCL. Her PhD investigated an explanation for the emergence of the gender difference in depression during adolescence. Before her PhD, Jess studied Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and completed an MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences at UCL Division of Psychiatry.

Jess also has experience working on clinical trials, including developing a social prescribing intervention that aimed to reduce loneliness for adults with complex depression and anxiety in the Community Navigators Study. She has received awards from the ESRC, the British Association for Psychopharmacology, PsyPAG, Flux Congress, UCL Division of Psychiatry, and New College (University of Oxford).