Ms Jessica Fritz
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.
Cross-sectional and cohort studies