Technology and Young People’s Mental Health: Perspectives From the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Dr Dubicka qualified in medicine and psychology at University College London, completing child psychiatry training in Manchester, UK, together with a doctorate (MD) in adolescent depression at the University of Manchester, where she is an honorary reader. She was an adolescent unit consultant for over a decade, working with young people with complex mental health problems, and in 2018 moved to Pennine Care Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester where she is helping develop crisis services for young people and is a research lead. In 2017 she was elected chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Child and Adolescent faculty, which involves regular advisory work on policy in child mental health.  She has a research interest in mood disorders and brief interventions, has been involved with several large depression trials, and is currently an investigator in the STADIA study which aims to improve the detection of emotional disorders. She has been a member of the National Institute of Health Research, is the deputy editor on Child and Adolescent Mental Health, publishes and speaks regularly in the media and at national and international conferences. She has led on several reviews for the Royal College of Psychiatrists including the use of technology and self-harm in young people.

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