Joanna Martin is a Research Fellow at Cardiff University, affiliated with the Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health and the Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics. Her research interests bridge the fields of psychiatry, epidemiology, and genomics. She is funded by Health and Care Research Wales via an NIHR Advanced Fellowship. Her research focus is on understanding why girls are less likely than boys to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Her work aims to improve knowledge and timely diagnosis of ADHD, particularly in girls. She is also interested in the impact of genetic risk factors on child mental health and neurodevelopmental conditions, as well as related population traits. She has previously received funding for her research from the European Regional Development Fund in Wales (Sêr Cymru MCSA COFUND Fellowship), the Wellcome Trust (Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship) and the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (NARSAD Young Investigator Grant).
In her role as Joint Editor at JCPP Advances, Joanna is enthusiastic about supporting authors to publish cutting edge research in child and adolescent psychology and psychiatry, by focusing on key aspects of the publishing process: reproducibility, robustness, and open science practices.