Dr Joanne Cotton
As an ESRC postdoctoral fellow my research will extend and communicate findings from my PhD on stress and ADHD in childhood as they relate to wellbeing and educational attainment in adulthood. Data science methods were used with a large longitudinal dataset to retrospectively derive and analyse ADHD and other currently relevant psychosocial constructs in the 1970 British Cohort Study. Robust regression models controlling for maths and reading skills, stress, self-concept, and specifically relevant socio-economic factors indicated that childhood ADHD symptoms per se did not predict wellbeing or education in adulthood.
The long-term aim of my research is to contribute to our understanding of causal mechanisms in development and influence educational practices for children with ADHD that will increase chances for optimal adult outcomes.
Cross-sectional and cohort studies
Associated News Items
Cotton J M, Baker S T (2018), “A data mining and item response mixture modeling method to retrospectively measure Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5 attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the 1970 British Cohort Study” International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research
Cotton J, Baker ST, Wilson J (in press), “An exploratory case study of three children with ADHD and social difficulties: Child and parent responses to an educational intervention designed to facilitate self-regulation and deep learning” Psychology of Education Review