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Dr Katie Finning

Dr Katie Finning

Research Fellow

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

Overview

Katie is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Children and Young People's Mental Health Research Collaboration (ChYMe), within the College of Medicine and Health. She is currently working on an ESRC funded Postdoctoral Fellowship to continue her research on the relationship between mental health problems and educational outcomes in young people.

Katie's PhD explored the association between emotional disorder and school absence in children and young people, supervised by Professor Tamsin Ford, Dr Obi Ukoumunne and Dr Darren Moore. Following her PhD she worked with the children's mental health charity Place2Be to examine the impact of their school-based counselling intervention on children's mental health. 

Her broad research interests are: child mental health, particularly depression and anxiety; mental health in schools; the relationship between mental health and education; and the overlap between mental and physical health. 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.

Qualifications

PhD in Medical Studies

BSc (1st class Hons) in Psychology

Links

Research group links

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

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.
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


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.
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

Competitively funded studentships and postdoctoral fellowships

  • Awarded a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) entitled "The relationships between mental health and educational outcomes in children and young people", 2021-22
  • Awarded a PhD studentship funded by the Wellcome Trust, 2016-19

Conferences and invited presentations

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


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