CAMH 2023 Lecture


Event type FREE live stream

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14:00 - 16:00 UK
15:00 - 17:00 CET
09:00 - 11:00 EST

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CAMH 2023 Lecture is a free webinar featuring a series of lectures from leading researchers, academics and practitioners on key topics in the field of child and adolescent mental health. We are delighted to have a keynote lecture from Professor Sir Michael Marmot. The event will be hosted by the CAMH journal Editor in Chief Professor Bernadka Dubicka.

Keynote lecture from Professor Sir Michael Marmot

Speakers; Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Dr. Cornelius Ani, Dr. Matthew Hodes, Rhiannon Hawkins, Professor Lina Gega, Dr. Hiran Thabrew, Dr. Rachel ElvinsProfessor Praveetha Patalay, and Professor Sonia Livingstone

This event will showcase recent, and upcoming, CAMH Special Issues, as well as the debate section of the CAMH journal, and will cover a range of important topics to child and adolescent mental health.

Programme (subject to change)

14:00 Welcome by Professor Bernadka Dubicka

14:05 Dr. Cornelius Ani – Introduction to the forthcoming Special Issue – ‘Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Child and Adolescent Mental Health’

14:10 Dr. Matthew Hodes ‘Young refugees’ mental health and equity’

14:15 Professor Sir Michael Marmot – Keynote Lecture: ‘Health inequalities, children and young people’

14:35 Q&A

14:40 Professor Bernadka Dubicka – Introduction to the Eco Special Issue – ‘Child and youth mental health & the global ecological crisis’

14:45 Rhiannon Hawkins & Professor Bernadka Dubicka – ‘Co-production with young people in research: eco-distress – fact or fallacy?’

14:55 Professor Lina Gega – ‘Introduction to the Technology Special Issue – ‘Technology and Mental Health for Children and Adolescents: Pros and Cons

15:00 Dr. Hiran Thabrew – ‘Welcome to the third dimension – exploring the relationship between technology and children’s mental health’

15:10 Dr. Rachel Elvins – ‘Introduction to the debate section’

15:15 Professor Praveetha Patalay ‘Socio-demographic inequalities in mental health: neglected or ignored?’

15:25 Professor Sonia Livingstone – ‘Should academics collaborate with digital companies to improve young people’s mental health?’

15:35 Q&A

15:45 Close


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Professor Bernadka Dubicka is a Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Hull and York Medical School, University of York, a consultant at the Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust, and an Honorary Professor at the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester. She is a past chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Child and Adolescent faculty, where she advised on child and adolescent mental health policy, appeared regularly in the media, led on the college position statement on technology and mental health, as well as the faculty response to the ecological crisis. She has a research interest in mood disorders and brief interventions for depression, with expertise in clinical trials and evidence based practice, as well as extensive clinical experience of severe mental illness. Prof. Dubicka is currently leading on the National Institute of Health Research funded Behavioural Activation for Young people with depression trial (BAY). She is editor in chief of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Journal.

Dr. Cornelius Ani (MRCP, MD, FRCPsych) is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Division of Psychiatry, Imperial College London, and a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. He is Deputy Editor in Chief for ACAMH’s journal CAMH. He is also responsible for the “Letters to Editor Section” of the journal and contributes editorial expertise in the area of Low and Middle Income Countries, inequalities, and physical health. Cornelius is a member of the Executive Committee of the African Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (AACAMH) where he leads on educational affairs. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Surveillance System (CAPSS). Cornelius’ special interests include the development of psychosocial mental health interventions in Low and Middle Income Countries, interface between physical and mental health, and medical education. He played a key role in setting up the first postgraduate training programme in Child and Adolescent Mental Health in West Africa and continues to actively support the growth of the programme. Cornelius was an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Royal College of Psychiatrists for 6 years where he held the medico-legal remit. Through this role, he worked on the Review of the Mental Health Act, and on the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) (which will replace DOLS and apply to 16-17 year olds).

Michael Marmot

Professor Sir Michael Marmot has led research groups on health inequalities for over 40 years. He is the author of The Health Gap: the challenge of an unequal world (Bloomsbury: 2015) and Status Syndrome: how your place on the social gradient directly affects your health (Bloomsbury: 2004). Professor Marmot holds the Harvard Lown Professorship for 2014-2017 and is the recipient of the Prince Mahidol Award for Public Health 2015. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from 20 universities. In 2021 Professor Marmot received BMJ’s Outstanding Contribution to Health award. Full bio at the Institute of Health Equality

Dr. Matthew Hodes

Dr. Matthew Hodes, BSc MBBS MSc PhD FRCPsych

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,  Division of  Psychiatry, Imperial College London and  Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Westminster Child and Adolescent Mental  Health Service, Central and North West London  NHS Foundation Trust. Research interests  include: the mental health of young refugees,  and the interface between physical  and mental health.  International work: past  Lead Editor for the  IACAPAP  Monographs, and   co-edited  five books, available at  Currently  collaborator with University of Turku, Finland investigating the experiences and psychological distress of adolescents in Ukraine  following the Russian invasion.  Publications available at Webpage:

Rhiannon Hawkins

Rhiannon Hawkins is a young person representative for the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a trustee at the Green Economics Institute and currently studies Geography at the University of Oxford. She has been involved in a variety of different Royal College eco distress projects, for example: planning conferences, doing press interviews and contributed to the College’s climate position statement. She has also written a debate piece within the ACAMH within their special COP26 issue. Rhiannon has also been a part of the Green Economics Institute’s delegation to COP26 and helps write magazine and book contributions for the Institute. She has strong interests in Climate Change, eco distress and intersectionality.

Professor Lina Gega
Professor Lina Gega is a Professor of Mental Health at the University of York, in a joint appointment with Hull York Medical School and the Department of Health Sciences. She holds an honorary clinical appointment as Nurse Consultant in Psychological Therapies at Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Trust. As a senior member of the Mental Health and Addiction Research Group, she leads two research themes: Digital Mental Health and Child and Adolescent Mental Health. In her role as Chair of the Postgraduate Programmes Board at Hull York Medical School, she oversees the progression of masters and doctorate students and the quality of taught and research programmes across the two host Universities. Her expertise is in the clinical utility of digital media as means to specialist interventions in mental health. Her recent work focuses on improving practice and outcomes for children and young people affected by mental health problems. Previously, Lina was Programme Director for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Branch Lead for Mental Health Nursing at King’s College London, where she received a College Teaching Excellence Award, a College Teaching Fellowship and a Vice Chancellor’s nomination for a National Teaching Award. She served as Clinical Lead for the commissioning (Norfolk) and provision (Northumberland) of psychological therapy services in primary care and the community. Currently, she is Joint Editor for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH), having previously served as Guest Editor for Frontiers in Psychiatry and Associate Editor for Cogent Psychology. (Bio from Health Sciences, University of York)
Hiran Thabrew

I am Dr. Hiran Thabrew a Child Psychiatrist and Paediatrician at Starship Children’s Hospital, Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate Course Coordinator within the Department of Psychological Medicine, and Director of Te Ara Hāro, Centre for Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health. My research interests include psychological problems experienced by children and young people with long-term physical conditions (chronic illness), eating disorders, autism spectrum disorders, COVID-19 related childhood mental health and the use of technology to improve the mental health of children and young people. (Bio from the University of Auckland).

Dr. Rachel Elvins is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital & Salford CAMHS. She is an Associate Editor of CAMH, responsible for the Debates section.
Dr. Praveetha Patalay
Professor Praveetha Patalay is Professor of Population Health and Wellbeing at University College London. Her research focuses on mental health through the lifecourse and drivers of health inequalities, with an interest in examining these across different contexts including time and place. She is interested in how we can achieve better health and wellbeing through our lives and the preventive measures and structural changes that might be needed to support this.
Professor Sonia Livingstone

Professor Sonia Livingstone DPhil (Oxon), OBE, FBA, FBPS, FAcSS, FRSA, is a professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Taking a comparative, critical and contextualised approach, her research examines how changing conditions of mediation reshape everyday practices and possibilities for action. She has published 20 books on media audiences, children and young people’s risks and opportunities, media literacy and rights in the digital environment, including “Parenting for a Digital Future: How hopes and fears about technology shape children’s lives” (OUP 2020). Since founding the EC-funded 33 country “EU Kids Online” research network, and Global Kids Online (with UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti), she has advised the Council of Europe, European Commission, European Parliament, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, OECD, ITU and UNICEF. She chaired LSE’s Truth, Trust and Technology Commission and is currently leading the Digital Futures Commission with the 5Rights Foundation. See