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Dr Katie Finning

Dr Katie Finning

Research Fellow


 +44 (0) 1392 725228

 South Cloisters 2.05


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


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 Research Fellow where her research focused on mental health in schools and, in particular, on the association between mental health and educational outcomes. Katie has a particular interest in quantitative research methods, but 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.

Katie Finning (0000-0001-5774-5837) (

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PhD in Medical Studies, University of Exeter (2019)

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

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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

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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

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