Ariadna is a Wiener-Anspach Postdoctoral Fellow based in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, in Professor Tamsin Ford’s group, the Child and Adolescent Resilience and Mental Health Team. She carried out her PhD at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. Her thesis was entitled “On the association between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): A Neuroimaging Investigation”, and explored the overlap and distinctiveness between ADHD and ASD, two neurodevelopmental disorders with distinct diagnostic criteria that often co-occur. Her current research project explores the effects of the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management training, a programme aiming to strengthen teacher classroom management strategies to improve children’s mental health.
In her debut blog, Ariadna Albajara Saenz summarises a recent active ingredients review, which finds that psychological interventions for youth anxiety & depression can improve emotion regulation skills.[read the full story...]