I am a post-doctoral research fellow with the Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, and an honorary fellow with the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at University College London. My research focuses on strengthening outcome measurement in youth mental health, with a focus on consistency, youth-centeredness, and the assessment of functional impairment. I like to use mixed methods and am interested in global perspectives on mental health.

  • Youth Depression
  • Outcome Measurement
  • Program evaluation
  • Core Outcome Sets
  • Global Mental Health
  • Youth-Centred Care
  • PhD in Psychology, 2020

    University College London

  • MSc in Political Sociology, 2013

    London School of Economics and Political Sciences

  • BA in Sociology and History, 2010

    Georg-August University Goettingen


Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Apr 2020 – Present Toronto, ON

Key research interests:

  • Content validity, responsiveness, and cross-cultural validity of measurement scales
  • Longitudinal associations between symptom severity and impairment
  • Core outcome set development
  • Sustainability of the common metrics agenda
  • Engaging youth in the appraisal of measurement instruments
Research Fellow for Standard Set of Outcomes for Child and Youth Anxiety and Depression
Oct 2018 – Mar 2020 London, UK

Key responsibilities:

  • Systematic review to identify outcomes and measurement instruments
  • Appraisal of instruments for feasibility and measurement properties
  • Brief review of possible case-mix factors
  • Reporting and dissemination
PhD Candidate
Oct 2016 – Mar 2020 London, UK
Thesis entitled “What is a Good Outcome of Treatment for Adolescent Depression? A Mixed-Methods Exploration of Measurement, Concepts, and Priorities”, supervised by Miranda Wolpert & Julian Edbrooke Childs.
Programme Evaluation Consultant
Sep 2016 – Mar 2020 London, UK
  • Comic Relief/GSK: Fighting Malaria, Improving Health Partnership
  • Save the Children: Evaluation of the Coaching for Life Programme
  • Network for Africa: Counselling Project for Survivors of the 1994 Genocide
  • Countries: Ghana Jordan, Indonesia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania
Programme Evaluation Consultant
Dec 2012 – Sep 2016 London, UK

Other Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

(2021). The challenge of ensuring affordability, sustainability, consistency, and adaptability in the common metrics agenda. The Lancet Psychiatry.


(2021). Eating, sleeping and moving recommendations in clinical practice guidelines for paediatric depression: umbrella review. BJPsych Open.

DOI Open Access

(2021). Problem-solving training as an active ingredient of treatment for youth depression: a scoping review and exploratory meta-analysis. BMC Psychiatry.

DOI Open Access

(2021). Forks in the road: Definitions of response, remission, recovery, and other dichotomized outcomes in randomized controlled trials for adolescent depression. A scoping review. Depression & Anxiety.


(2021). Understanding the illness representations of young people with anxiety and depression: A qualitative study. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice.

DOI Open Access

(2021). Are We Comparing Apples with Oranges? Assessing Improvement Across Symptoms, Functioning, and Goal Progress for Adolescent Anxiety and Depression. Child Psychology and Human Development.

DOI Open Access

(2021). Measuring Health Outcomes in HIV: Time to Bring in the Patient Experience. Annals of Global Health, 87(1), 2.

DOI Open Access

(2020). Core outcome set development for adolescent major depressive disorder clinical trials: a registered report. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 59(1), 1297-1298.

Project DOI

(2020). A comprehensive mapping of outcomes following psychotherapy for adolescent depression: The perspectives of young people, their parents and therapists. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

DOI Open Access

(2020). Systematic review and meta-analysis: outcomes of routine specialist mental health care for young people with depression and/or anxiety. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 59(7), 810-841.

DOI Open Access

Other Publications

Preprints & Working Papers

(2021). Assessing the Impact of Mental Health Difficulties on Young People's Daily Lives: Protocol for a Scoping Umbrella Review of Measurement Instruments. medRxiv preprint.


(2012). The labour market integration of immigrants and their children in Switzerland. OECD Social Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 129, OECD, Paris.

(2011). The Labour Market Integration of Immigrants and their Children in Austria. . OECD Social Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 127, OECD, Paris..

Other Publications

Book Chapters & Dissertations

(2020). Thriving in the face of severe adversity: Understanding and fostering resilience in children affected by war and displacement. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (Ed): Refuge in a Moving World: Tracing Refugee and Migrant Journeys Across Disciplines, UCL Press, London, 306-323.

Open Access