Dr Matthias Pierce (University of Manchester) will speak about this work investigating the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on population mental health.
This event will also feature the AGM for the Manchester local group.
I will present analyses from Understanding Society - a large, longitudinal household survey, on the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on population mental health. I will also present epidemiological findings on the link between COVID-19 infection and subsequent psychiatric illness.
Dr Matthias Pierce is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Women’s Mental Health at the University of Manchester, working primarily on the CAPRI project: a study funded by the European Research Council to investigate the health and social wellbeing of Children and Adolescents with Parental mental Illness. He was lead author on the first peer-reviewed study, published in the Lancet Psychiatry, to track changes in mental health from before the COVID-19 pandemic and into the subsequent lockdown period. Matthias has also worked in the National Drug Evidence Centre, investigating the epidemiology and offending of opioid users.