Rasanat Fatima Nawaz

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Rasanat is a PhD student in Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge and visiting student in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford. Her research focuses on young people’s mental health, particularly self-harm and suicide in schools. Before her PhD, Rasanat was a researcher in healthcare and patient safety at the University of Oxford.


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How do friendships influence adolescent self-injurious thoughts and behaviours?


In her debut blog, Bella Brereton writes with Rasanat Fatima Nawaz to summarise a systematic review that explored the associations between self-injurious thoughts and behaviours and school-based friendship networks in adolescents, using sociometric data.

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Suicide and self-harm in children: prevalence rates cause for concern


In Mahmoud Arif’s debut blog, he and Rasanat Fatima Nawaz summarise a meta-analysis published in The Lancet Psychiatry, which estimated the prevalence rates of self-harm behaviours and suicidal ideation in children aged 12 years and under.

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School-based mental health interventions: reducing depression, anxiety and aggressive behaviour


In their debut blog, Rasanat Fatima Nawaz and Lauren Cross summarise a comprehensive review from the Early Intervention Foundation on school-based mental health interventions.

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