Eleanor is a PhD student in the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group (TARG) at the University of Bristol. She has completed a BA in Psychology at University College Cork and an MSc in Neuropsychology at Maastricht University. Previously she worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Psychiatry (King’s College London) on the IMAGEN Study. Her research interests include traumatic brain injury and risk behaviour engagement in adolescence.
Eleanor Kennedy reports on a nationwide Swedish cohort study, which finds that traumatic brain injury consistently predicted later risk of premature mortality, psychiatric inpatient admission, psychiatric outpatient visits, disability pension, welfare recipiency and low educational attainment.[read the full story...]
Eleanor Kennedy summarises a recent Cochrane systematic review, which finds no evidence to support the use of non-pharmacological interventions for depression in traumatic brain injury.[read the full story...]
Eleanor Kennedy summarises a recent Cochrane review of pharmacotherapy for chronic cognitive impairment in traumatic brain injury, which finds insufficient evidence to support its use.[read the full story...]
Eleanor Kennedy considers a new systematic review and meta-analysis of RCTs of diamorphine-prescribing as treatment for refractory heroin addiction.[read the full story...]
Eleanor Kennedy summarises a Campbell systematic review of CBT for substance misuse in young people in outpatient treatment, which is inconclusive in terms of CBT being more or less effective than other therapies.[read the full story...]
Eleanor Kennedy writes her debut blog on a recent case-control study of people in South London, which explores the links between first-episode psychosis and the use of high potency cannabis (skunk).[read the full story...]