Katie Finning

Katie Finning
Katie Finning is a PhD student at the University of Exeter Medical School, based in the Child Mental Health Research Group. Her PhD is investigation the relationship between emotional disorders in children and adolescents, and absence from school. Her general research interests are around the identification, prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression in children and young people; the role of schools in children and young people’s mental health; and the relationship between mind and body health.
  • The association between anxiety and poor school attendance

    School plays a key role in children’s development, and frequent absence from school increases the likelihood of a range of adverse outcomes in childhood and later life. This includes poor academic performance, social isolation, economic deprivation and unemployment in adulthood. There are many risk factors for frequent school absence, including factors related to the child and their family, school and community.

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