Article 10.10.2022

Introducing our new Mental Health Theme Lead: Professor Kristy Sanderson

At the beginning of October, Professor Kristy Sanderson became our new Theme Lead for the Mental Health Over a Life Course research theme. Kristy is a professor in Applied Health Research in the School of Health Sciences at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Watch this short video interview below to learn more about Professor Kristy Sanderson's plans for the future of the Mental Health Over the Life Course theme and the theme's research priority areas in mental health. The theme’s priority areas include coastal communities, the mental health of children and young people, across the workforce and jobseekers and NHS and social care staff. In addition, learn more about the theme’s PhD candidates and other early career training opportunities.

“I'll be working across the universities and our partners in the region to develop some great new ideas and explore options for how we can improve the mental health of people in our communities.”

Professor Kristy Sanderson, University of East Anglia

Each year, ARC East of England offers research fellowships in mental health. This fellowship scheme is for people based in the East of England who work in an area of mental health, including mental health practitioners, clinicians, NHS managers, health and social care practitioners and those who work in education or third-sector settings. 

  • Applications for the 2023 ARC EoE Fellowship cohort will open on Monday 17th October 2022. For more information, view our Training & Opportunities.