Ms Jessica Fritz

Jessica Fritz

University position

PhD student
Supervised by Supervisor: Dr. Paul O. Wilkinson

Departments

Department of Psychiatry

Institutes

Developmental Psychiatry

Email

jf585@cam.ac.uk

Research Themes

Developmental Neuroscience

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

My main research interest is the study of resilience in individuals who have experienced childhood adversity. Resilience can be described as a process of positive adaptation following exposure to childhood adversity. Childhood adversity is strongly linked with the development of psychopathology in later life. Therefore, I believe that it is crucial that the various interrelated factors that may increase resilience are examined and understood. With my PhD research I aim to model the relationships between resilience factors cross-sectionally as well as longitudinally, spanning adolescence. To study the putative interrelations of various literature-derived resilience factors, I will use cutting-edge network analysis techniques. Establishing the interrelations of resilience factors might help to improve therapeutic approaches for individuals who were exposed to childhood adversity.

Research Focus

Keywords

resilience

childhood adversity

network analysis

stress

psychopathology

Clinical conditions

Stress

Equipment

Cross-sectional and cohort studies

Network Analysis

Collaborators

Cambridge

Ian Goodyer

Anne-Laura van Harmelen

Paul Wilkinson

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