Jessica is a Psychology graduate who holds a MSc with distinction in Psychological Research Methods. Jessica is currently in the final year of her PhD which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Her research focusses on the genetic and environmental influences underlying resilient functioning. She is particularly interested in understanding the factors that enable individuals to overcome experiences of peer victimisation and remain mentally healthy across the life-course. Jessica is also passionate about improving wellbeing more generally, and in studying its links with education.