Jingni Ma

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Jingni completed her first degree in Applied Psychology in China, then she came to the UK for postgraduate studies. She has been studying under Msc Program DDCP (developmental disorders in clinical practice) at the University of York, where she undertook a project about sleep quality and memory consolidation in the adult with Autism (supervised by Dr. Lisa Henderson). Jingni joined the clinical psychology programme at the University of Edinburgh in 2018. Recently, she has been interested in research about nature-based interventions and well-being (supervised by Prof. William Jo and Dr Paul Graham Morris). Her PhD thesis aimed at exploring how nature-based interventions improve psychological well-being and mental health in adults. Her interests include nature and mental health, nature-based interventions, equality and human rights and universalism value.

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Racism, vicarious racism and mental health: how can we support those affected?

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Liesbeth Tip, Jingni Ma and Christina McClure review a recent cross-sectional study exploring vicarious racism, vigilance and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. They present their own personal accounts of racist attacks, their reflections about the usefulness of bystander interventions, and their determination to work together to help people feel safer and more included in society.

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