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 Tamanna Malhotra

Tamanna Malhotra

Graduate Research Assistant


 South Cloisters 2.05


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

 Office hours:

09:00 to 17:00 (Monday to Friday)


Tamanna works as a graduate research assistant at the Institute of Health Research at the College of Medicine and Health within the Children and Young People's Mental Health Research Collaboration (ChYMe). Prior to joining ChYMe, she has been involved in the INTREPID study (v.1) where she is conducting a qualitative analysis to study depression in dialysis patients.

Tamanna completed an MSc in Clinical Psychology as a Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Scholar at Newcastle University in 2021. Her dissertation was focused on the relationship between Intolerance of Uncertainty and Parental Attachment across various cultural contexts. Before coming to the UK in 2020, she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Delhi, India in 2019. In India, she was directly working with children with neurodevelopmental disorders to conduct behavioural assessments, and delivering therapeutic intervention using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

She was also a speaker at the 28th Annual Convention of the National Academy of Psychology in India, where she talked about her study on the interdisciplinary nature of Psychological Sciences.


  • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (Newcastle University, UK)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Psychology (University of Delhi, India)


Research interests

Tamanna’s research interests lie within the area of child and adolescent mental health. She is particularly interested in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), child maltreatment, self-harming behaviour, suicidal ideation, and is interested in exploring psychopathology from the perspective of early life experiences and parenting styles.

She is passionate about conducting research to advance children and young people’s healthcare, improvise and formulate interventions for adults with a history of ACEs, and promote enriching and healthy parenting practices.


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