Claire Parker

Department: Child Mental Health

Project Summary

My PhD is focused on building a greater understanding of the role of psychiatric disorders in exclusion from school. I am interested in the relationship between school, families, learning and mental health and well-being. 

The PhD will include a systematic review of the literature to date, secondary analyses of existing epidemiological datasets (the British Child and Adolescent Mental Health Survey and the Avon Longitudinal study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) cohort) and a case control study (SKIP, Supporting Kids, avoiding Problems). The SKIP study is working with children who are at imminent risk of exclusion or who have been excluded from school. I am also carrying out a qualitative study interviewing parents and teachers involved in the SKIP study, to gain a greater insight into their views on children who are struggling with school.

Supervisory Team

  • Professor Tamsin Ford (Director of Studies)
  • Professor William Henley (Second supervisor)
  • Professor Stuart Logan (Third supervisor)

Authored Publications/Reports

Claire Parker, Tamsin Ford (16th November 2013) Editorial Perspective: School exclusion is a mental health issue, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54:12 , pp 1366–1368