We are pleased to announce the five new 2017 MQ Fellows.
Their projects present a truly interdisplinary and international approach to tackling mental health, with new research ranging from understanding how the environment impacts mental health to developing new treatment and prevention strategies.
Three of our awards are co-funded, offering an exciting opportunity for collaboration to tackle the big questions in mental health across conditions and communities.
Our 2017 MQ Fellows are:
Clare Llewellyn at University College London will be looking at the impact of appetite and parental feeding practices in childhood on the development of eating disorders, so we can improve interventions and prevention strategies.
Symon Kariuki at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme will be working from his research site in Kenya to investigate the genetic risk factors in epilepsy and mental illness. His award is co-funded by The Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute.
Teresa Tavassoli at the University of Reading is working to improve mental health in people with autism, looking at the impact of sensory symptoms on anxiety levels. Her award is co-funded by Autistica.
Jessica Eccles at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, will developing a new therapy to treat anxiety in people who have hypermobility. Her award is co-funded with Arthritis Research UK.
Each Fellow will receive £225,000 of funding for their three-year project.
Sophie Dix, Director of Research at MQ, commented:
“We’re delighted to be funding such an exciting cross-section of research in these five new Fellows. The work of these talented scientists has huge potential to uncover the vital insights we desperately need to improve mental health treatment and prevention.”
Last updated: 29 November 2017