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Dr Katie Finning

Dr Katie Finning

Research Fellow

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 South Cloisters 2.05

 

South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

Katie is an associate within the Children and Young People's Mental Health Research Collaboration (ChYMe) in the College of Medicine and Health. She previously worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow where her research focused on mental health in schools and, in particular, on the association between children's mental health and educational outcomes. Katie has a particular interest in quantitative research methods, including analysis of large datasets like the British Child and Adolescent Mental Health Surveys. She also has experience with systematic reviews, qualitative research, and randomised controlled trials. Katie left the University of Exeter in 2021 to take up a research position at the Office for National Statistics, but she still has collaborations ongoing with colleagues in ChYMe. 

Qualifications

PhD in Medical Studies, University of Exeter (2019)

BSc (1st class Hons) in Psychology, University of Exeter (2011)

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Research

Research projects

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship: The relationships between mental health and educational outcomes in children and young people 2021

Place2BeExamining the longer-term effectiveness of Place2Be's one-to-one counselling delivered to children in primary schools 2019-2020

PhD project: The association between emotional disorders and school absenteeism in children and young people 2016-2019

COBRA: Cost and Outcome of Behavioural Activation for Depression 2012-2016

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Panayiotou M, Finning K, Hennessey A, Ford T, Humphrey N (In Press). Longitudinal pathways between emotional difficulties and school absenteeism in middle childhood: Evidence from developmental cascades. Development and Psychopathology Full text.
Dolby T, Finning K, Baker A, Dowd L, Khunti K, Razieh C, Yates T, Nafilyan V (In Press). Monitoring sociodemographic inequality in COVID-19 vaccination coverage in England: a national linked data study.  Abstract.
Finning K, White J, Toth K, Golden S, Melendez-Torres GJ, Ford T (2021). Longer-term effects of school-based counselling in UK primary schools. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry Abstract.  Author URL.
Finning K, Neochoriti Varvarrigou I, Ford T, Panagi L, Ukoumunne O (2021). Mental health and school absenteeism in children with long-term physical conditions: a secondary analysis of the British Child and Adolescent Mental Health Surveys 2004 and 2007. Child: Care, Health and Development Full text.
Mathews F, Newlove-Delgado T, Finning K, Boyle C, Hayes R, Johnston P, Ford T (2021). Teachers' concerns about pupils' mental health in a cross-sectional survey of a population sample of British schoolchildren. Child Adolesc Ment Health, 26(2), 99-105. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ford T, Mansfield KL, Markham S, McManus S, John A, O'Reilly D, Newlove-Delgado T, Iveson MH, Fazel M, Munshi JD, et al (2021). The challenges and opportunities of mental health data sharing in the UK. The Lancet Digital Health, 3(6), e333-e336. Full text.
Finning K, Ford T, Moore DA, Ukoumunne OC (2020). Emotional disorder and absence from school: findings from the 2004 British Child and Adolescent Mental Health Survey. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 29(2), 187-198. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Epstein S, Roberts E, Sedgwick R, Polling C, Finning K, Ford T, Dutta R, Downs J (2020). School absenteeism as a risk factor for self-harm and suicidal ideation in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 29(9), 1175-1194. Abstract.  Author URL.
Finning K, Waite P, Harvey K, Moore D, Davis B, Ford T (2020). Secondary school practitioners' beliefs about risk factors for school attendance problems: a qualitative study. Emot Behav Diffic, 25(1), 15-28. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Goodwin V, Hill J, Fullam J, Finning K, Pentecost CL, Richards D (2019). Intervention development and treatment success in UK Health Technology Assessment funded trials of physical rehabilitation: a mixed methods analysis. BMJ Open Full text.
Finning K, Ukoumunne OC, Ford T, Danielson-Waters E, Shaw L, Romero De jager I, Stentiford L, Moore D (2019). Review: the association between anxiety and poor attendance at school – a systematic review. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 24(3), 205-2016. Abstract.  Full text.
Finning K, Ukoumunne OC, Ford T, Danielsson-Waters E, Shaw L, Romero De Jager I, Stentiford L, Moore DA (2019). The association between child and adolescent depression and poor attendance at school: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 245, 928-938. Abstract.  Full text.
Epstein S, Roberts E, Sedgwick R, Finning K, Ford T, Dutta R, Downs J (2018). Poor school attendance and exclusion: a systematic review protocol on educational risk factors for self-harm and suicidal behaviours. BMJ Open, 8(12). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Finning K, Harvey K, Moore D, Ford T, Davis B, Waite P (2018). Secondary school educational practitioners’ experiences of school attendance problems and interventions to address them: a qualitative study. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 23(2), 213-225. Abstract.  Full text.
Richards DA, Finning K, Taylor RS (2017). Behavioural activation training for depression - Authors' reply. Lancet, 389(10067), 367-368. Author URL.  Full text.
Richards DA, Rhodes S, Ekers D, McMillan D, Taylor RS, Byford S, Barrett B, Finning K, Ganguli P, Warren F, et al (2017). Cost and Outcome of BehaviouRal Activation (COBRA): a randomised controlled trial of behavioural activation versus cognitive-behavioural therapy for depression. Health Technol Assess, 21(46), 1-366. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Finning K, Richards DA, Moore L, Ekers D, McMillan D, Farrand PA, O'Mahen HA, Watkins ER, Wright KA, Fletcher E, et al (2017). Cost and outcome of behavioural activation versus cognitive behavioural therapy for depression (COBRA): a qualitative process evaluation. BMJ Open, 7(4). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Finning K, Moore D, Ukoumunne OC, Danielsson-Waters E, Ford T (2017). The association between child and adolescent emotional disorder and poor attendance at school: a systematic review protocol. Syst Rev, 6(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Richards DA, Ekers D, McMillan D, Taylor RS, Byford S, Warren FC, Barrett B, Farrand PA, Gilbody S, Kuyken W, et al (2016). Cost and Outcome of Behavioural Activation versus Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression (COBRA): a randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial. Lancet Full text.

Chapters

Finning K (2020). A Systematic Review of the Association Between Childhood Emotional Disorder and Poor Attendance at School. In  (Ed) SAGE Research Methods Cases, London: SAGE. Author URL.
Ford T, Finning K (2020). Mental health in schools. In  (Ed) Mental Health and Illness of Children and Adolescents, Singapore: Springer Singapore. Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

Panayiotou M, Finning K, Hennessey A, Ford T, Humphrey N (In Press). Longitudinal pathways between emotional difficulties and school absenteeism in middle childhood: Evidence from developmental cascades. Development and Psychopathology Full text.
Dolby T, Finning K, Baker A, Dowd L, Khunti K, Razieh C, Yates T, Nafilyan V (In Press). Monitoring sociodemographic inequality in COVID-19 vaccination coverage in England: a national linked data study.  Abstract.

2021

Finning K, White J, Toth K, Golden S, Melendez-Torres GJ, Ford T (2021). Longer-term effects of school-based counselling in UK primary schools. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry Abstract.  Author URL.
Finning K, Neochoriti Varvarrigou I, Ford T, Panagi L, Ukoumunne O (2021). Mental health and school absenteeism in children with long-term physical conditions: a secondary analysis of the British Child and Adolescent Mental Health Surveys 2004 and 2007. Child: Care, Health and Development Full text.
Mathews F, Newlove-Delgado T, Finning K, Boyle C, Hayes R, Johnston P, Ford T (2021). Teachers' concerns about pupils' mental health in a cross-sectional survey of a population sample of British schoolchildren. Child Adolesc Ment Health, 26(2), 99-105. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ford T, Mansfield KL, Markham S, McManus S, John A, O'Reilly D, Newlove-Delgado T, Iveson MH, Fazel M, Munshi JD, et al (2021). The challenges and opportunities of mental health data sharing in the UK. The Lancet Digital Health, 3(6), e333-e336. Full text.

2020

Finning K (2020). A Systematic Review of the Association Between Childhood Emotional Disorder and Poor Attendance at School. In  (Ed) SAGE Research Methods Cases, London: SAGE. Author URL.
Finning K, Ford T, Moore DA, Ukoumunne OC (2020). Emotional disorder and absence from school: findings from the 2004 British Child and Adolescent Mental Health Survey. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 29(2), 187-198. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ford T, Finning K (2020). Mental health in schools. In  (Ed) Mental Health and Illness of Children and Adolescents, Singapore: Springer Singapore. Abstract.
Epstein S, Roberts E, Sedgwick R, Polling C, Finning K, Ford T, Dutta R, Downs J (2020). School absenteeism as a risk factor for self-harm and suicidal ideation in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 29(9), 1175-1194. Abstract.  Author URL.
Finning K, Waite P, Harvey K, Moore D, Davis B, Ford T (2020). Secondary school practitioners' beliefs about risk factors for school attendance problems: a qualitative study. Emot Behav Diffic, 25(1), 15-28. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2019

Goodwin V, Hill J, Fullam J, Finning K, Pentecost CL, Richards D (2019). Intervention development and treatment success in UK Health Technology Assessment funded trials of physical rehabilitation: a mixed methods analysis. BMJ Open Full text.
Finning K, Ukoumunne OC, Ford T, Danielson-Waters E, Shaw L, Romero De jager I, Stentiford L, Moore D (2019). Review: the association between anxiety and poor attendance at school – a systematic review. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 24(3), 205-2016. Abstract.  Full text.
Finning K, Ukoumunne OC, Ford T, Danielsson-Waters E, Shaw L, Romero De Jager I, Stentiford L, Moore DA (2019). The association between child and adolescent depression and poor attendance at school: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 245, 928-938. Abstract.  Full text.

2018

Epstein S, Roberts E, Sedgwick R, Finning K, Ford T, Dutta R, Downs J (2018). Poor school attendance and exclusion: a systematic review protocol on educational risk factors for self-harm and suicidal behaviours. BMJ Open, 8(12). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Finning K, Harvey K, Moore D, Ford T, Davis B, Waite P (2018). Secondary school educational practitioners’ experiences of school attendance problems and interventions to address them: a qualitative study. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 23(2), 213-225. Abstract.  Full text.

2017

Richards DA, Finning K, Taylor RS (2017). Behavioural activation training for depression - Authors' reply. Lancet, 389(10067), 367-368. Author URL.  Full text.
Richards DA, Rhodes S, Ekers D, McMillan D, Taylor RS, Byford S, Barrett B, Finning K, Ganguli P, Warren F, et al (2017). Cost and Outcome of BehaviouRal Activation (COBRA): a randomised controlled trial of behavioural activation versus cognitive-behavioural therapy for depression. Health Technol Assess, 21(46), 1-366. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Finning K, Richards DA, Moore L, Ekers D, McMillan D, Farrand PA, O'Mahen HA, Watkins ER, Wright KA, Fletcher E, et al (2017). Cost and outcome of behavioural activation versus cognitive behavioural therapy for depression (COBRA): a qualitative process evaluation. BMJ Open, 7(4). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Finning K, Moore D, Ukoumunne OC, Danielsson-Waters E, Ford T (2017). The association between child and adolescent emotional disorder and poor attendance at school: a systematic review protocol. Syst Rev, 6(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2016

Richards DA, Ekers D, McMillan D, Taylor RS, Byford S, Warren FC, Barrett B, Farrand PA, Gilbody S, Kuyken W, et al (2016). Cost and Outcome of Behavioural Activation versus Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression (COBRA): a randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial. Lancet Full text.

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External Engagement and Impact

Awards and Honours

  • Winner of the "Best Paper published in Child and Adolescent Mental Health" at the 2020 Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) awards
  • Nominated for "Trainee of the year" and "Rising star" at the 2020 ACAMH awards

Conferences and invited presentations

Presented at the inaugural conference of the International Network for School Attendance (INSA) in Oslo, 2019


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