Dr Emily Stapley


Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and UCL


Dr Emily Stapley is a Senior Research Fellow in the Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU; Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and UCL). Emily’s research interests focus on young people’s and families’ experiences of mental health problems, coping and receiving support. Emily has expertise in qualitative and mixed methods research. Emily’s doctoral research at UCL explored the experiences of parents of adolescents diagnosed with and receiving therapy for depression in the UK. Emily currently leads on the qualitative research strands of several large-scale, mixed methods research projects within the EBPU, including The National Lottery Community Fund’s ‘HeadStart’ Programme. Emily’s current research focuses on the experiences of young people in receipt of preventative interventions in school and community settings seeking to promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

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