UCL Psychology and Language Sciences

Dr Miranda Wolpert

Dr Miranda Wolpert

Professor of Evidence Based Practice and Research

Clinical, Edu & Hlth Psychology

Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Mar 2004

Research summary

My research agenda focuses on how to understand child mental health difficulties and how best to support children, young people and families to build on their own strengths to overcome and manage their difficulties and aid recovery. This involves both examination of the natural history of such problems and evaluating how best to develop and support services that can maximally help this population, focussing particularly on how routine data can be used to encourage reflective practice and underpin service improvement. My research covers prevention science, implementation science and improvement science, and bridges the worlds of practice and academic learning.

Teaching summary


University of Surrey
Doctorate, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology | 1998
University of Surrey
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Diploma | 1991
University of Sussex
Other higher degree, Master of Arts | 1985
University of Cambridge
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) | 1984


A clinical psychologist by background, Professor Miranda Wolpert's work focuses on improvement and prevention science combined with social entrepreneurship. She is committed to understanding how best to support and evaluate effective service delivery to promote resilience and meet children and young people’s mental health needs, including the development of online, digital and face-to-face tools and training resources for young people, carers and practitioners.

Professor Wolpert is Professor of Evidence Based Practice at UCL, and Director of the Evidence Based Practice Unit, a service development and academic unit across UCL and the Centre which works to bridge evidence and practice in child mental health.

Professor Wolpert is also Director of Innovation, Evaluation and Dissemination at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. The programme works on four streams of work; Resilience Research and Evaluation, Digital Development and Evaluation, Innovation and Dissemination, and the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC). 

Professor Wolpert is Founder and Director of the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC), the UK’s leading membership organisation that collects and uses evidence to improve children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. Members include mental health service providers, schools, professional bodies and research institutions from across Europe and beyond.

In her other roles, Miranda is National Informatics Advisor for Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) with NHS England, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, and Children and Young People Mental Health Clinical Pathway Lead at UCL Partners.