Professor Miranda Wolpert MBE, Director of Innovation, Evaluation and Dissemination

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Miranda Wolpert is Director of the Innovation, Evaluation and Dissemination Programme at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

She is also Professor in Evidence Based Practice and Research at the Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at University College London (UCL). Her work focuses on the mental health, resilience and wellbeing of children and young people.

Miranda is the Founder and Director of the Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU), which bridges research and practice in child mental health as a collaboration between UCL and the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

She is also the co-Founder and Director of the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC), the UK’s leading membership organisation that collects and uses evidence to improve children and young people’s wellbeing.

Increasingly, her work focuses on prevention and early intervention for mental health difficulties in young people, including measuring mental health and wellbeing in schools and colleges and developing and trialling interventions in schools and colleges to support better working between agencies, increase mental health literacy and enhance best models of support and management.

Miranda advises the Department of Health on research evidence to inform policy as part of the  Children’s Policy Research Unit and the Mental Health Policy Research Unit, and advises UCLPartners on child mental health. She is also the National Informatics Advisor on Child and Adolescent Mental Health for NHS England.

In 2017, Miranda was awarded an MBE for founding EBPU, co-founding CORC and services to child and adolescent mental health.