Institution/Company: University of Edinburgh
Areas of Interest: Cognitive Sciences
Keywords: clinical psychology neuroscience Mental Health depression young people emotion
Dr Stella Chan is Chancellor’s Fellow – Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and an Honorary Clinical Psychologist at NHS Lothian Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service. Depression is an urgent global health challenge affecting 350 million people worldwide. As an Academic Clinical Psychologist, her research seeks to build a holistic theoretical model to understand vulnerability and resilience to depression, with an ultimate goal to develop evidence base preventative treatments and early interventions. Much of her work involves scientific investigations into the basic psychosocial and neural-cognitive mechanisms underpinning our emotional experiences; hence her research spans across the disciplines of Clinical Psychology, Neuroscience, and Psychiatry. She also maintains active clinical practice. She works closely with health practitioners and educational professionals to explore how her research could be applied to improve mental health provision and enrich educational goals for young people. She is very keen on knowledge exchange and public engagement. Outside work, she is a keen life member of the National Trust and enjoys being inspired by historical places and beautiful landscapes.
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