• Epidemiology
  • Genomics
  • Health services
  • Mental health
  • Neuroscience

Location:  Child Health Research Centre

Type of student:  PhD or MPhil only (includes intercalated PhD & MPhil and Concurrent MPhil).

The child and youth mental health research group has multiple projects in several areas.
An important focus is parental mental health, both in the first period of life, but also later on during childhood when children are presented with mental health symptoms.
As it has become apparent that around 50% of the children have ongoing mental health symptoms into adulthood, another major focus is to identify risk factors for poor outcome across a range of different disorders, such as anxiety, depression, adhd, autism and eating disorders.
See our website for information on the specific projects.

Type of work:

  • Clinical work
  • Literature review
  • Secondary data analysis
  • Statistical analysis



Prof Christel Middeldorp

Professor Child & Youth Psychiatry
Child Health Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine