Donate
WHAT WE FUND

Mental health

Mental health

At a glance

2018 Emerging Leaders Prize – 1st place - Dr Jean-Baptiste Pingault

Lead researcher

Dr Jean-Baptiste Pingault

Institution

University College London

Status

Live

Amount awarded

£100,000

Last updated

01/10/19

Share

Dr Pingault’s research aims to further understand the emergence and the aetiology of mental health problems in adolescence to help design better tools for prevention.

Adolescent mental health is influenced by many factors over time. Dr Pingault follows what he describes as a genetically informed approach to his research. By including a genetic element he hopes to better identify factors that influence risk of poor mental health in adolescence and factors that promote resilience. The Emerging Leaders prize funding means Dr Pingault will be able to use this genetic approach to investigate intergenerational risks more fully.

Overall, Dr Pingault’s research suggests that repeated intervention at different stages is more effective than one-off early intervention to improve life for young people with mental health problems.

Get in touch

To find out more about the research we fund and the difference it makes.

Contact us
Support us

Help change lives

We fund and support the most promising health research wherever we discover great opportunities that are not being pursued. We use our donations responsibly and ensure we make the greatest impact where it is most needed.

DONATE
Mes Res Fd Web Couple Laughing Outdoors

Latest from Twitter

@MedResFdn: RT @SoaresMedResFdn: Our Trustees are amazing! Thank you for all you do and especially your help with Chairing our Fellowship Panel meeting…
5 days ago