Holly is an ESRC funded PhD Student at the Centre for Society and Mental Health, King’s College London. Her PhD is focused on adolescent self-harm and the influence of gender and peer networks. Holly will be using data from REACH (www.thereachstudy.com) - a cohort study exploring risk and resilience factors for mental ill-health within a large sample of over 4000 adolescents in south London. She previously worked as a Research Worker in Paediatric Epilepsy at King’s College London and developed the first ever core-outcome-set for childhood epilepsy research in collaboration with young people with epilepsy, their parents and health professionals. Holly completed an MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences at University College London (UCL) in 2016 and worked as an Honorary Assistant Psychologist within the NHS alongside the course. Her experience within the NHS, with Patient Public Involvement (PPI) work and with young people inspired her focus on adolescent mental health research. Her research interests include self-harm and suicide, child and adolescent mental health.
Holly Crudgington reviews a qualitative study that examines the self-harm and suicide contagion effects of the Blue Whale Challenge on YouTube and Twitter.[read the full story...]