Nina is a PhD student within the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath. Her PhD research focuses on using mixed methods to further our understanding of fatigue as a symptom of adolescent depression. Nina holds a BSc Psychology and MSc Health Psychology from UWE Bristol, and prior to her PhD conducted research in areas such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), loneliness in children and young people, and sexual violence at universities. Nina’s current research interests include youth mental health (particularly depression, anxiety, OCD, and self-harm), the use of coproduction and lived experience input within research, and mental health in minoritised groups. Nina is also one of the blog coordinators at The Mental Elf, focused on commissioning and editing blogs on topics such as youth mental health, digital mental health, and minorities and inequalities.
Nina Higson-Sweeney summarises a study using data from the UK-based GLAD and COPING NBR cohorts to investigate factors associated with anxiety disorder comorbidity with anxiety and depression.[read the full story...]
In her debut blog, Oleta Williams writes with Nick Meader and Nina Higson-Sweeney to summarise a secondary analysis of NHS administrative data to identify predictors of mental health service use in children and young people.[read the full story...]
In her debut blog, Melanie Luximon writes with Nina Higson-Sweeney to summarise a recent qualitative study exploring the benefits of involving young people in mental health research.[read the full story...]
Nina Higson-Sweeney reflects on the findings of a recent systematic review looking at the lived experience of adolescent depression, which has important implications for anyone supporting young people at risk of depression.[read the full story...]