Praveetha Patalay

Research Associate, UCL

My research interests primarily fall in the area of child development and epidemiology with a focus on children's mental health - its prevalence, risk factors, consequences, developmental pathways and how we can best support young people. My research to-date includes investigating measurement of mental health, developmental trajectories of mental health symptoms in children and adolescents, risk and protective factors, and school-based mental health and mental health literacy interventions. I enjoy working with large datasets and using advanced methodological approaches.


  • –present
    Research Associate Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL Institute of Education


  • 2015 
    UCL, PhD