My name is Jasmine Chavda and I am a Research Fellow working on the research stream of Neurodiversity and Mental Health within NIHR ARC East of England (Mental Health) and CRIPACC/Psychology and Neurodiversity Applied Research Unit (PANDA), LMS at the University of Hertfordshire
The focus of my work is to develop research around Mental health access, provision and support to adults and young people with neurodiversity. I am a qualified teacher in Psychology and have worked as a researcher at the Institute of Health Research, University of Bedfordshire on the Children’s Health in London and Luton (CHILL) study, a large public health study funded by the NIHR PHR. It was a longitudinal study on over 3500 children investigating the effects of air pollution on children’s health, and therefore have a wealth of experience working with schools and children from diverse backgrounds.
As part of my role my aim will be to create a schools’ network to propel research in the area of mental health and Neurodiversity in schools, and look forward to progressing further in my research career at the University.