Identifying Depression Early in Adolescence (IDEA) King's-Brazil-Nepal-Nigeria network

Lead Research Organisation: King's College London

Abstract

Depression is a common mental disorder that will affect up to one out of five people around the world during their lifetimes and tends to start in adolescence. Depression is an especially debilitating mental illness because it often begins early in life and has a chronic course with many depressive episodes occurring throughout one's lifetime. Many people lack access to
depression care and this is especially true in the world's poorest countries. Our proposed collaboration aims to bring a high income country's expertise in research, where most of the scientific knowledge about depression and other mental health
problems has been produced, to developing countries, where 9 out of 10 children and adolescents live. This collaboration between King's College London in the UK and researchers from Brazil, Nepal and Nigeria intends to find new ways to identify which adolescents are at risk of depression, what protects young people from developing depression, and are these factors the same or different in these contrasting contexts. Such information is crucial to help us understand how to
intervene early in a range of settings to prevent a lifetime of suffering.
In order to achieve this, we propose to do the following: First, we will bring together researchers with different types of expertise from high (UK), middle (Brazil and Nigeria) and low (Nepal) income countries to reach a consensus about how to measure risk and protective factors for depression in comparable ways among adolescents in these different countries. We
will then draw upon existing datasets of youth who have participated in research at multiple time points during their childhood and adolescence to run initial tests to see whether similar or different factors predict the development of depression in each country. This collaborative network will then apply for funding to conduct a new research project to assess much larger numbers of adolescents in each country with the consensus measures to identify the biological, social,
psychological, and environmental factors that predict which adolescents will develop depression and which will not in each of these settings. Finally, we will scope out potential gaps in equipment, expertise, and policies in each country so that we know what needs to be put in place before such a large-scale research project can be successfully conducted. In order to begin the process of rectifying these gaps, we will deliver online training and offer hands-on apprenticeships to increase the
skills of researchers in Brazil, Nepal and Nigeria to enable them to effectively conduct the research themselves.
Ultimately, this research will generate new knowledge on how to identify and prevent depression among youth, which would substantially decrease the personal, social and economic costs associated with the disorder in these countries and around the globe.

Technical Summary

Depression is a leading contributor to the global burden of disease and, for most individuals, depression has its onset in adolescence and young adulthood. Youth in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), who comprise 90% of the world's child and adolescent populations, bear the greatest burden of depression. Moreover, one out of every three suicides each
year are among adolescents and young adults in LMICs, accounting for ~300,000 deaths each year. To combat this global public health challenge, more research is needed to identify risk and resiliency factors to detect and prevent depression during adolescence, especially within the LMIC context.
The key aims of King's College London's proposal are: to consolidate a recently formed multidisciplinary UK-Brazil-Nepal-Nigeria network of early and mid-career researchers, and build capacity within LMICs to pave the way to apply for more substantive grants to increase understanding of biopsychosocial risk and resiliency factors for depression in adolescence.
This would greatly improve early detection of depression across the globe, and ultimately lead to the development of context-specific treatments and preventive interventions. This will be achieved through:
(1) Two in-person networking meetings of early- and mid-career researchers and clinicians from King's, universities in Brazil and Nigeria, and an NGO in Nepal, will be held to discuss harmonisation of measures across existing cohorts, reach consensus on a uniform set of assessments for future large-scale research in these settings, and develop a substantive grant application.
(2) Undertaking pilot analyses of replicability of a Brazilian depression risk score in adolescents from cohorts in the UK, Nepal and Nigeria.
(3) Conducting scoping exercises to ascertain the viability of conducting large-scale neurobiological psychiatric research in the 3 LMICs.
(4) Building capacity by providing virtual training and apprenticeships to researchers in each LMIC.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Title Co-production of Mental Health Audio Tour of the National Gallery in London (Fisher/McPin/NG/Antenna International) 
Description Dr Fisher co-created a mobile phone-based Mental Health Audio Tour of the National Gallery in London with the McPin Foundation, young people with lived experience of mental health issues, National Gallery staff and young producers and Antenna International, to improve understanding of mental health issues and bust mental health-related myths. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact This has been listened to by >3000 members of the general public and our evaluation found significant increases in comfort talking about and positive attitudes towards mental health following the tour. 
URL https://www.kcl.ac.uk/news/national-gallery-audio-tour-tackles-mental-health-myths
 
Description Citation in Lancet Commissions - Time for united action on depression: a Lancet-World Psychiatric Association Commission
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact By aligning knowledge about depression from many fields, the Lancet-WPA Commission on depression has synthesised evidence from diverse contexts and generated action-oriented recommendations for a variety of stakeholders: communities and those affected by depression and their families; clinicians and public health practitioners; researchers who work to understand and address depression; and policy makers and financiers of health care.
URL https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)02141-3
 
Description Commissioner, World Psychiatric Association/Lancet Clinical Commission on Depression
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Editorial board member, Social Science and Medicine - Mental Health
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Editorial board member, The Lancet Regional Health - Americas
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description International Editor-At-Large, Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Member, Measurement of Mental Health Among Adolescents at the Population Level Technical Advisory Group, United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Member, Working Group for the Development of a Standard Set of Outcome Measures for Anxiety and Depression in Children and Young People, International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Senior Advisory Group Member, The State of the World's Children Report, United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Developing Biological Research Expertise for Identifying Depression Early in Adolescence
Amount £72,185 (GBP)
Organisation Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2022
 
Description Developing a global interdisciplinary network for the early identification of depression (GCRF networking grant)
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Funding ID GCRFNG\100281 
Organisation Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 09/2019
 
Description Engagement in Science Activities Seed Fund - Co-production of a mental health tour of the National Gallery to improve mental health awareness among visitors
Amount £7,010 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 06/2020
 
Description Frontiers Follow-on Funding: "Harnessing technology to improve prediction of future depression onset among Brazilian adolescents (the IDEA-TECH project)"
Amount £299,908 (GBP)
Funding ID FF\1920\1\61 
Organisation Royal Academy of Engineering 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 03/2023
 
Description IDEA-FLAME study - the role of immune pathways in the risk and development of depression in adolescence
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Organisation MQ Mental Health Research 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 01/2024
 
Description Identifying Depression Early in Adolescence (IDEA)
Amount £1,257,591 (GBP)
Funding ID MQBF/1 
Organisation MQ Mental Health Research 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 09/2020
 
Description Investigating adolescents at risk for depression
Amount R$ 47,000 (BRL)
Funding ID 17/2551-0001009-4 
Organisation Foundation for Research Support of the State of Rio Grande do Sul 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Brazil
Start 12/2017 
End 12/2019
 
Description King's ODA Research Partnership Seed Fund grant: "Developing the IDEA-AIR network to explore associations between air pollution and adolescent risk for depression in Nepal." (Fisher)
Amount £4,676 (GBP)
Organisation King's College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 12/2019
 
Description King's Together Strategic Award: "IDEA-AIR network - an interdisciplinary international collaboration to investigate the role of air pollution in the development of depression" (Fisher)
Amount £99,023 (GBP)
Organisation King's College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2020
 
Description NIH R21
Amount $346,085 (USD)
Funding ID 1R21MH124072-01 
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start  
 
Description Wellcome Trust Active Ingredients Commission 2021
Amount £44,510 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2021 
End 12/2021
 
Title Risk score model for identifying adolescents at risk of depression 
Description We developed a composite risk score which predicts development of depression in adolescents in Brazil. We have externally validated it in cohorts from UK, Nepal, and New Zealand. 
Type Of Material Model of mechanisms or symptoms - human 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This risk score will allow us to identify adolescents at risk of developing depression at an early stage across different countries and in the future test interventions to reduce development of depression in these individuals. 
 
Description CHRONO-IDEA - collaboration to explore chronobiology of adolescent depression risk 
Organisation Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Kieling established the collaboration with the chronobiology researchers, provided access to the IDEA-RiSCo participants for assessment, and commented on analyses and drafts of the journal papers.
Collaborator Contribution The chronobiology researchers designed and administered additional assessments to the IDEA-RiSCo participants, conducted the analyses, and drafted the journal papers based on the results obtained.
Impact Two journal papers based on the findings have been submitted for publication.
Start Year 2019
 
Description CHRONO-IDEA - collaboration to explore chronobiology of adolescent depression risk 
Organisation Hospital of Clinics of Porto Alegre
Country Brazil 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Dr Kieling established the collaboration with the chronobiology researchers, provided access to the IDEA-RiSCo participants for assessment, and commented on analyses and drafts of the journal papers.
Collaborator Contribution The chronobiology researchers designed and administered additional assessments to the IDEA-RiSCo participants, conducted the analyses, and drafted the journal papers based on the results obtained.
Impact Two journal papers based on the findings have been submitted for publication.
Start Year 2019
 
Description CHRONO-IDEA - collaboration to explore chronobiology of adolescent depression risk 
Organisation University of Barcelona
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Kieling established the collaboration with the chronobiology researchers, provided access to the IDEA-RiSCo participants for assessment, and commented on analyses and drafts of the journal papers.
Collaborator Contribution The chronobiology researchers designed and administered additional assessments to the IDEA-RiSCo participants, conducted the analyses, and drafted the journal papers based on the results obtained.
Impact Two journal papers based on the findings have been submitted for publication.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration with researchers from the Brazilian High-Risk Cohort 
Organisation Federal University of São Paulo
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Kieling and Caye established the collaboration with the Universidade Federal de São Paulo researchers and oversaw the external validation analyses of the IDEA risk score originally developed in Pelotas, Brazil, on their dataset. They subsequently assisted with drafting a journal paper based on these results.
Collaborator Contribution Graccielle Cunha, Pedro Pan, Carola Ziebold and Ary Gadelha provided access to the Brazilian High-Risk Cohort data, conducted the analyses, and drafted a journal paper based on these results.
Impact A journal paper based on the findings has been submitted for publication.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Collaboration with researchers from the Brazilian High-Risk Cohort 
Organisation National Institute of Developmental Psychiatry for Children and Adolescents (INCT-CNPq)
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Kieling and Caye established the collaboration with the Universidade Federal de São Paulo researchers and oversaw the external validation analyses of the IDEA risk score originally developed in Pelotas, Brazil, on their dataset. They subsequently assisted with drafting a journal paper based on these results.
Collaborator Contribution Graccielle Cunha, Pedro Pan, Carola Ziebold and Ary Gadelha provided access to the Brazilian High-Risk Cohort data, conducted the analyses, and drafted a journal paper based on these results.
Impact A journal paper based on the findings has been submitted for publication.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Collaboration with researchers from the Great Smoky Mountains study 
Organisation University of Vermont
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Drs Kieling and Caye established the collaboration with the University of Vermont researchers and utilised the data provided to run an external validation of the IDEA risk score originally developed in Pelotas, Brazil on their dataset. They subsequently drafted a journal paper based on these results.
Collaborator Contribution Ellen McGinnis and William E. Copeland provided access to the Great Smoky Mountains study data, assisted the IDEA team with understanding this dataset, and provided comments on the analyses conducted and manuscript written up for publication.
Impact A journal paper based on the findings has been submitted for publication.
Start Year 2021
 
Description IDEA network 
Organisation Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As the PI for this interdisciplinary cross-country IDEA network grant, I oversee the organisation of capacity buildung activities, internships, Theory of Change Workshops, harmonisation of data across cohorts, and external validation of the composite score to ascertain adolescents at risk of developing depression. My team have also hosted three LMIC early-career researcher internships and provided capacity building to researchers in Brazil, Nepal, and Nigeria.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have participated in network meetings, provided access to stakeholders, conducted Theory of Change workshops and analysed the findings, developed the composite risk score for adolescent depression in the Brazil site, undertaken training and internships, and conducted scoping exercises in their respective countries.
Impact The network has secured two further grants and submitted an additional 5 funding applications. We have hosted 3 x month-long internships at King's College London for early career researchers from Brazil, Nepal, and Nigeria, and provided capacity building and mentoring to a larger number of researchers across these sites during two network meetings (one in London and one in Brazil). We have harmonised data from cohorts in the three LMICs and developed a risk calculator to provide an individualised prediction of risk for future depression among adolescents in Brazil and externally validated this in Nepal, UK, Nigeria, and New Zealand. We have submitted 3 papers for publication and have a commentary published on the network. We have also conducted Theory of Change workshops in the three LMICs with a range of stakeholders to explore how best to implement a screening tool for adolescents at risk for depression. We have also undertaken scoping exercises to assess the feasibility of conducting neurobiological research in these settings. Finally, we have highlighted to policymakers across LMICs and in the UK about the importance of undertaking research into the early detection and prevention of adolescent depression and initiated conversations about how best to facilitate conducting neurobiological psychiatric research in these contexts. The collaboration is multidisciplinary involving neuroimaging, epidemiology, psychology, biological psychiatry, medicine, genetics, cell biology, public health, and anthropology.
Start Year 2018
 
Description IDEA network 
Organisation George Washington University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As the PI for this interdisciplinary cross-country IDEA network grant, I oversee the organisation of capacity buildung activities, internships, Theory of Change Workshops, harmonisation of data across cohorts, and external validation of the composite score to ascertain adolescents at risk of developing depression. My team have also hosted three LMIC early-career researcher internships and provided capacity building to researchers in Brazil, Nepal, and Nigeria.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have participated in network meetings, provided access to stakeholders, conducted Theory of Change workshops and analysed the findings, developed the composite risk score for adolescent depression in the Brazil site, undertaken training and internships, and conducted scoping exercises in their respective countries.
Impact The network has secured two further grants and submitted an additional 5 funding applications. We have hosted 3 x month-long internships at King's College London for early career researchers from Brazil, Nepal, and Nigeria, and provided capacity building and mentoring to a larger number of researchers across these sites during two network meetings (one in London and one in Brazil). We have harmonised data from cohorts in the three LMICs and developed a risk calculator to provide an individualised prediction of risk for future depression among adolescents in Brazil and externally validated this in Nepal, UK, Nigeria, and New Zealand. We have submitted 3 papers for publication and have a commentary published on the network. We have also conducted Theory of Change workshops in the three LMICs with a range of stakeholders to explore how best to implement a screening tool for adolescents at risk for depression. We have also undertaken scoping exercises to assess the feasibility of conducting neurobiological research in these settings. Finally, we have highlighted to policymakers across LMICs and in the UK about the importance of undertaking research into the early detection and prevention of adolescent depression and initiated conversations about how best to facilitate conducting neurobiological psychiatric research in these contexts. The collaboration is multidisciplinary involving neuroimaging, epidemiology, psychology, biological psychiatry, medicine, genetics, cell biology, public health, and anthropology.
Start Year 2018
 
Description IDEA network 
Organisation Harvard University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As the PI for this interdisciplinary cross-country IDEA network grant, I oversee the organisation of capacity buildung activities, internships, Theory of Change Workshops, harmonisation of data across cohorts, and external validation of the composite score to ascertain adolescents at risk of developing depression. My team have also hosted three LMIC early-career researcher internships and provided capacity building to researchers in Brazil, Nepal, and Nigeria.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have participated in network meetings, provided access to stakeholders, conducted Theory of Change workshops and analysed the findings, developed the composite risk score for adolescent depression in the Brazil site, undertaken training and internships, and conducted scoping exercises in their respective countries.
Impact The network has secured two further grants and submitted an additional 5 funding applications. We have hosted 3 x month-long internships at King's College London for early career researchers from Brazil, Nepal, and Nigeria, and provided capacity building and mentoring to a larger number of researchers across these sites during two network meetings (one in London and one in Brazil). We have harmonised data from cohorts in the three LMICs and developed a risk calculator to provide an individualised prediction of risk for future depression among adolescents in Brazil and externally validated this in Nepal, UK, Nigeria, and New Zealand. We have submitted 3 papers for publication and have a commentary published on the network. We have also conducted Theory of Change workshops in the three LMICs with a range of stakeholders to explore how best to implement a screening tool for adolescents at risk for depression. We have also undertaken scoping exercises to assess the feasibility of conducting neurobiological research in these settings. Finally, we have highlighted to policymakers across LMICs and in the UK about the importance of undertaking research into the early detection and prevention of adolescent depression and initiated conversations about how best to facilitate conducting neurobiological psychiatric research in these contexts. The collaboration is multidisciplinary involving neuroimaging, epidemiology, psychology, biological psychiatry, medicine, genetics, cell biology, public health, and anthropology.
Start Year 2018
 
Description IDEA network 
Organisation Lagos State University
Country Nigeria 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As the PI for this interdisciplinary cross-country IDEA network grant, I oversee the organisation of capacity buildung activities, internships, Theory of Change Workshops, harmonisation of data across cohorts, and external validation of the composite score to ascertain adolescents at risk of developing depression. My team have also hosted three LMIC early-career researcher internships and provided capacity building to researchers in Brazil, Nepal, and Nigeria.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have participated in network meetings, provided access to stakeholders, conducted Theory of Change workshops and analysed the findings, developed the composite risk score for adolescent depression in the Brazil site, undertaken training and internships, and conducted scoping exercises in their respective countries.
Impact The network has secured two further grants and submitted an additional 5 funding applications. We have hosted 3 x month-long internships at King's College London for early career researchers from Brazil, Nepal, and Nigeria, and provided capacity building and mentoring to a larger number of researchers across these sites during two network meetings (one in London and one in Brazil). We have harmonised data from cohorts in the three LMICs and developed a risk calculator to provide an individualised prediction of risk for future depression among adolescents in Brazil and externally validated this in Nepal, UK, Nigeria, and New Zealand. We have submitted 3 papers for publication and have a commentary published on the network. We have also conducted Theory of Change workshops in the three LMICs with a range of stakeholders to explore how best to implement a screening tool for adolescents at risk for depression. We have also undertaken scoping exercises to assess the feasibility of conducting neurobiological research in these settings. Finally, we have highlighted to policymakers across LMICs and in the UK about the importance of undertaking research into the early detection and prevention of adolescent depression and initiated conversations about how best to facilitate conducting neurobiological psychiatric research in these contexts. The collaboration is multidisciplinary involving neuroimaging, epidemiology, psychology, biological psychiatry, medicine, genetics, cell biology, public health, and anthropology.
Start Year 2018
 
Description IDEA network 
Organisation Transcultural Psychosocial Organization
Country Nepal 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution As the PI for this interdisciplinary cross-country IDEA network grant, I oversee the organisation of capacity buildung activities, internships, Theory of Change Workshops, harmonisation of data across cohorts, and external validation of the composite score to ascertain adolescents at risk of developing depression. My team have also hosted three LMIC early-career researcher internships and provided capacity building to researchers in Brazil, Nepal, and Nigeria.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have participated in network meetings, provided access to stakeholders, conducted Theory of Change workshops and analysed the findings, developed the composite risk score for adolescent depression in the Brazil site, undertaken training and internships, and conducted scoping exercises in their respective countries.
Impact The network has secured two further grants and submitted an additional 5 funding applications. We have hosted 3 x month-long internships at King's College London for early career researchers from Brazil, Nepal, and Nigeria, and provided capacity building and mentoring to a larger number of researchers across these sites during two network meetings (one in London and one in Brazil). We have harmonised data from cohorts in the three LMICs and developed a risk calculator to provide an individualised prediction of risk for future depression among adolescents in Brazil and externally validated this in Nepal, UK, Nigeria, and New Zealand. We have submitted 3 papers for publication and have a commentary published on the network. We have also conducted Theory of Change workshops in the three LMICs with a range of stakeholders to explore how best to implement a screening tool for adolescents at risk for depression. We have also undertaken scoping exercises to assess the feasibility of conducting neurobiological research in these settings. Finally, we have highlighted to policymakers across LMICs and in the UK about the importance of undertaking research into the early detection and prevention of adolescent depression and initiated conversations about how best to facilitate conducting neurobiological psychiatric research in these contexts. The collaboration is multidisciplinary involving neuroimaging, epidemiology, psychology, biological psychiatry, medicine, genetics, cell biology, public health, and anthropology.
Start Year 2018
 
Description IDEA network 
Organisation University of California, Davis
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As the PI for this interdisciplinary cross-country IDEA network grant, I oversee the organisation of capacity buildung activities, internships, Theory of Change Workshops, harmonisation of data across cohorts, and external validation of the composite score to ascertain adolescents at risk of developing depression. My team have also hosted three LMIC early-career researcher internships and provided capacity building to researchers in Brazil, Nepal, and Nigeria.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have participated in network meetings, provided access to stakeholders, conducted Theory of Change workshops and analysed the findings, developed the composite risk score for adolescent depression in the Brazil site, undertaken training and internships, and conducted scoping exercises in their respective countries.
Impact The network has secured two further grants and submitted an additional 5 funding applications. We have hosted 3 x month-long internships at King's College London for early career researchers from Brazil, Nepal, and Nigeria, and provided capacity building and mentoring to a larger number of researchers across these sites during two network meetings (one in London and one in Brazil). We have harmonised data from cohorts in the three LMICs and developed a risk calculator to provide an individualised prediction of risk for future depression among adolescents in Brazil and externally validated this in Nepal, UK, Nigeria, and New Zealand. We have submitted 3 papers for publication and have a commentary published on the network. We have also conducted Theory of Change workshops in the three LMICs with a range of stakeholders to explore how best to implement a screening tool for adolescents at risk for depression. We have also undertaken scoping exercises to assess the feasibility of conducting neurobiological research in these settings. Finally, we have highlighted to policymakers across LMICs and in the UK about the importance of undertaking research into the early detection and prevention of adolescent depression and initiated conversations about how best to facilitate conducting neurobiological psychiatric research in these contexts. The collaboration is multidisciplinary involving neuroimaging, epidemiology, psychology, biological psychiatry, medicine, genetics, cell biology, public health, and anthropology.
Start Year 2018
 
Description IDEA-FLAME: the role of immune pathways in the risk and development of depression in adolescence 
Organisation University of Milan
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am the PI of the IDEA-FLAME project and as part of this project we have obtained funding to collaborate with University of Milan to conduct gene expression analyses on samples from adolescents stratified for risk and presence of depression
Collaborator Contribution The partner at the University of Milan will run the laboratory analyses for gene expression and provide expertise for statistical analyses and interpretation of the data
Impact Research paper: Brain Behav Immun Health. 2021 Nov 27;18:100396. doi: 10.1016/j.bbih.2021.100396
Start Year 2022
 
Description IDEA-TECH - Harnessing technology to improve prediction of future depression onset 
Organisation Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel)
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Several existing members of the IDEA consortium have initiated this new collaboration with computer scientists at Universidade Federal de Pelotas in Brazil and the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa. We developed an application and secured funding to support this collaboration and expand our work around predicting future onset of depression in Brazil to include information obtained from smartphones on the adolescents using both passive sensing and actively collected voice samples.
Collaborator Contribution Our new partners in Brazil and South Africa have collaborated with us to develop grant applications and secure funding for the first IDEA-TECH project. They have developed an app to passively collect information in real-time from adolescents and a WhatsApp chatbot to obtain samples of the adolescents' speech recorded on their smartphones, to determine whether the technologically-enhanced risk calculator prospectively predicts which adolescents develop depression.
Impact Yes this collaboration is multidisciplinary - involving computer scientists, psychologists, medics, epidemiologists, and psychiatrists. We have secured follow-on GCRF funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering and are currently develop two further funding applications together.
Start Year 2020
 
Description IDEA-TECH - Harnessing technology to improve prediction of future depression onset 
Organisation Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Several existing members of the IDEA consortium have initiated this new collaboration with computer scientists at Universidade Federal de Pelotas in Brazil and the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa. We developed an application and secured funding to support this collaboration and expand our work around predicting future onset of depression in Brazil to include information obtained from smartphones on the adolescents using both passive sensing and actively collected voice samples.
Collaborator Contribution Our new partners in Brazil and South Africa have collaborated with us to develop grant applications and secure funding for the first IDEA-TECH project. They have developed an app to passively collect information in real-time from adolescents and a WhatsApp chatbot to obtain samples of the adolescents' speech recorded on their smartphones, to determine whether the technologically-enhanced risk calculator prospectively predicts which adolescents develop depression.
Impact Yes this collaboration is multidisciplinary - involving computer scientists, psychologists, medics, epidemiologists, and psychiatrists. We have secured follow-on GCRF funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering and are currently develop two further funding applications together.
Start Year 2020
 
Description King's - Nepal air pollution & adolescent depression network 
Organisation Kathmandu University
Country Nepal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Together with colleagues in the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health at King's College London, we have initiated two network grant applications with Katmandu University to build capacity to explore associations between air pollution and adolescent risk for depression in Nepal.
Collaborator Contribution Colleagues at Kathmandu University have collaborated with us to produce two grant applications to faciliyate staff exchanges and training between King's and Kathmandu University, and also conduct feasibility and scoping exercises.
Impact Yes this collaboration is multidisciplinary - involving psychologists, environmental scientists, medics, epidemiologists, biologists, and psychiatrists. We have submitted two grant applications together - King's ODA Research Partnership Seed Fund and an Academy of Medical Sciences GCRF networking grant to support the development of this network.
Start Year 2019
 
Description 2 x poster presentations at the 'Road to Global Mental Health Conference' London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ZZ and RB presented posters on IDEA research (systematic review of biological risk factors for the development of depression in adolescence, and predicting the risk of depression among adolescents in Nepal) at the 'Road to Global Mental Health Conference' on the 29 October 2019 at King's College London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.kcl.ac.uk/events/the-road-to-global-mental-health
 
Description 20th World Congress of Psychiatry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of initial findings of the Identifying Depression Early in Adolescence Risk Stratified Cohort at the Presidential Symposium (Tackling the Heterogeneity of Depression in its Prevention and Treatment).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description A dialogue - postdoctoral symposium at BAP Summer Meeting (July 2021, Zajkowska) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Predictive factors of adolescent mental health and translational implications of predictive testing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description ACAMH Podcast (Nov 2021, Swartz) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Reward- and threat-related neural function associated with depression.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.acamh.org/podcasts/reward-threat-neural-function-depression/
 
Description Building stronger future generations: Can we prevent the onset of depression in adolescence? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A blog to introduce IDEA project and the relevance of focussing on identifying depression early in adolescence
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://medium.com/inspire-the-mind/building-stronger-future-generations-can-we-prevent-the-onset-of...
 
Description Capacity building sessions for Brazilian ECRs, students & clinicians (2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The IDEA team provided capacity building sessions to approximately 50 Brazilian and UK-based students, early-career researchers, and clinicians on using digital technology, neuroimaging techniques and computational psychiatry to better understand risk for and development of depression and other mental health problems in youth living in low- and middle-income countries. Sessions were held online and included 7 journal club sessions, 3 webinars, and 5 short course sessions. Participants reported increased interest in using the methods presented within their own studies, some have started applying techniques to their data, and the sessions also sparked a large amount of questions and debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Depressão no adolescente 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk by Dr Christian Kieling on adolescent depression during the 39th Brazilian Congress of Pediatrics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.sbp.com.br/especiais/congresso-brasileiro-de-pediatria/programacao09-10/cursos-pre-congr...
 
Description IDEA is a global effort with an ambitious aim 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A blog introducing the IDEA project and the relevance of the focus on identifying depression early in adolescence
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.mqmentalhealth.org/news-blog/post/idea-global-effort-ambitious-aim
 
Description IDEA presentations & mentoring for researchers in Porto Alegre, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact IDEA investigators and postdocs from UK, USA, Nepal and Nigeria presented their research and progress relating to the IDEA project to 30 students, researchers, and clinicians at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil over 2 days. They also provided mentoring and supported small groups of the local researchers to develop proposals which generated new research questions to be answered in future grant applications based on the IDEA data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IDEA presentations & mentoring for researchers in Porto Alegre, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact IDEA investigators and postdocs from UK, USA, Nepal and Nigeria presented their research and progress relating to the IDEA project to 30 students, researchers, and clinicians at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil over 2 days. They also provided mentoring and supported small groups of the local researchers to develop proposals which generated new research questions to be answered in future grant applications based on the IDEA data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Identifying Depression Early in Adolescence: Performance of a Composite Risk Score in Diverse Settings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Dr Christian Kieling during the Social determinants of global mental health meeting organized by the Academy of Medical Sciences, October 31-1 November 2019, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acmedsci.ac.uk/policy/policy-projects/social-determinants-of-global-mental-health
 
Description Identifying Depression Early in Adolescence: the IDEA project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Christian Kieling provided a talk on IDEA project at the Rio Grande do Sul Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Immunopsychiatry Meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Regular meetings occuring ~every 2 weeks on immunopsychiatry topics, advertised on twitter / open to all audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Interactive exhibits on IDEA project at MQ donors event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact 5 members of the IDEA team attended an MQ event for 30 current and potential donors and provided interactive exhibits (mock-up of the risk calculator, lab demo) and discussed their IDEA-related research with the attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interview for BBC Brazil website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Christian Kieling talked about the IDEA project in Brazil.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.bbc.com/portuguese/geral-41935911
 
Description Interview for Brazilian national TV network (BandNewsTV) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Christian Kieling explained the work of the IDEA network in Brazil.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.facebook.com/BandNews/videos/972848006205720
 
Description Interview for Brazilian national TV network (SBT) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Christian Kieling explained the work of the IDEA network in Brazil.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.sbt.com.br/jornalismo/sbt-brasil/noticia/100012-pesquisador-brasileiro-conquista-verba-p...
 
Description Interview for Brazilian national website (G1) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Christian Kieling explained the work of the IDEA network in Brazil.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://g1.globo.com/educacao/noticia/em-reality-show-academico-brasileiro-ganha-1-milhao-de-libras-...
 
Description Interview for Brazilian news magazine (Revista Pesquisa Fapesp) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A profile on Dr Christian Kieling's career in which the IDEA network was mentioned.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://revistapesquisa.fapesp.br/2018/03/20/das-redacoes-para-o-consultorio
 
Description Interview for Brazilian regional journal (Gaúcha ZH) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Christian Kieling explained the work of the IDEA network in Brazil.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://gauchazh.clicrbs.com.br/saude/noticia/2017/11/psiquiatra-gaucho-ganha-verba-milionaria-para-...
 
Description Interview for Brazilian regional journal (Gaúcha ZH) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Christian Kieling talked about depression and suicide among adolescents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://gauchazh.clicrbs.com.br/saude/noticia/2018/08/suicidio-de-adolescentes-o-grupo-da-escola-me-...
 
Description Interview for Brazilian regional journal (Jornal Correio do Povo) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Christian Kieling talked about bullying, depression and suicide among adolescents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.correiodopovo.com.br/not%C3%ADcias/ensino/escolas-discutem-sa%C3%BAde-mental-em-porto-al...
 
Description Interview for Medscape Brazil website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Christian Kieling talked about results of a research article on the development of a risk score for adolescent depression.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://portugues.medscape.com/verartigo/6504433
 
Description Interview for radio program 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Christian Kieling was interviewed for a podcast on depression.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://multimidia.ufrgs.br/conteudo/frontdaciencia/Fronteiras_da_Ciencia-T09E22-2018.mp3
 
Description MQ Open Minds podcast on IDEA project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Helen Fisher participated in a podcast entitled "Can science tell us who's most likely to develop depression?" as part of the MQ Open Minds series where she talked about the IDEA project and risk and protective factors for depression in adolescence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-r8c3q-b98f36
 
Description MQ Q&A Blog Series (Aug 2021, Viduani) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Identifying Depression in Adolescents: Update from the IDEA Project in Brazil
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.mqmentalhealth.org/depression-in-adolescents-qanda/
 
Description Oral presentation at ECNP Congress (Oct 2021, Zonca) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Investigating the biological mechanisms underlying the risk of developing adolescent depression in Brazil:
the IDEA Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Oral presentation at Flux: The Society for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Congress (Sept 2021, Yoon) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Frontolimbic network topology associated with risk and presence of depression in adolescence: A study using a composite risk stratification score in Brazil
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Oral presentation at ISPNE Annual Meeting (Sept 2021, Zonca) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Stress during adolescence, inflammatory system, and enhanced vulnerability for depression: preclinical and clinical evidence
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Oral presentation at Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting (March 2022, Carranza) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Associations between perceived parenting, brain function, and depression symptoms in Brazilian adolescents
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Oral presentation at The University of Birmingham Lunchtime Seminar Series (April 2021, Mondelli) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Identifying Depresssion Early in Adolescence: a spotlight on the environment and immune system
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Policy workshop - Addressing the social determinants of global mental health in the Sustainable Development Goals era (Oct 2021, Kieling) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Addressing the social determinants of global mental health in the Sustainable Development Goals era.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://acmedsci.ac.uk/policy/policy-projects/social-determinants-of-global-mental-health
 
Description Poster & oral presentation at BAP Summer Meeting (July 2021, Zonca) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Investigating the biological mechanisms underlying the risk of developing adolescent depression in Brazil:
the IDEA Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Poster & oral presentation at SOBP (April 2021, Zajkowska) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Inflammatory pathways of depression in adolescents - Identifying Depression Early in Adolescence (IDEA) study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Poster presentation at BAP Summer Meeting (July 2021, Gullet) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Elevated cortisol precedes major depressive disorder in adolescents - A systematic review and meta-analysis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Poster presentation at ISPNE Annual Meeting (Sept 2021, Zajkowska) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Inflammatory pathways of depression in adolescents - Identifying Depression Early in Adolescence (IDEA) study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Poster presentation at MQ Mental Health Science Summit (May 2021, Gullet) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Elevated cortisol precedes major depressive disorder in adolescents - A systematic review and meta-analysis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Poster presentation at MQ Mental Health Science Summit (May 2021, Viduani) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Social isolation as a core feature of adolescent depression
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Poster presentation at MQ Mental Health Science Summit (May 2021, Zajkowska) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Inflammatory pathways of depression in adolescents - Identifying Depression Early in Adolescence (IDEA) study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Poster presentation at MQ Mental Health Science Summit (May 2021, Zonca) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Investigating the biological mechanisms underlying the risk of developing adolescent depression in Brazil:
the IDEA Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Poster presentation at MQ virtual Mental Health Science Summit (May 2021, Latham) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Rachel Latham gave a poster presentation at the MQ Virtual Mental Health Science Summit in May 2021 entitled: "Childhood exposure to ambient air pollution and predicting individual risk of depression onset in UK adolescents". This increased her international visibility and generated requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Poster presentation at the SRCD Virtual Biennial Meeting (April 2021, Latham) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Rachel Latham gave a poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development Virtual Biennial Meeting in April 2021 entitled: "Childhood exposure to ambient air pollution and predicting individual risk of depression onset in UK adolescents". Watch by approx 60 people and generated requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.srcd.org/event/srcd-2021-biennial-meeting
 
Description Poster presentations at the MQ Mental Health Science Meeting 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Three early-career members of the network presented posters at the MQ Annual Science Meeting in London on 7th February 2019: 1/. Identifying Depression Early in Adolescence (IDEA) Project - An Overview 2/. Predicting the risk of depression among adolescents exposed to traumatic life events in Nepal: The IDEA Project 3/. Biological substrates of depression in adolescents: The IDEA Project. These prompted discussions of future directions for the IDEA network's research - what an intervention could be and how to overcome potential issues with implementation of screening tool for risk for adolecent depression e.g. in schools / clinic etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.mqmentalhealth.org/posts/mhsm-2019
 
Description Presentation at Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A member of my team presented our IDEA (Identifying Depression Early in Adolescence) project at the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit and discussed the importance of research in this field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A member of the team presented our IDEA (Identifying Depression Early in Adolescence) network at the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London and discussed the importance of research in this field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at International Conference on Child & Adolescent Mental Health Nepal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact One of the network members presented at the International Conference on Child & Adolescent Mental Health Nepal in October 2018 a talk entitled ''Ethical Case Studies for the Role of Biological Psychiatry with Adolescents in Nepal: The Need for a National Dialogue''. This sensitised concerned stakeholders (Ministry of Health, Nepal Health Research Council, experts) to biopsychiatric research in the country and encouraged participation in theory of change workshops, stakeholder interviews & focus groups planned in Nepal in the coming months.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at International Conference on Child & Adolescent Mental Health Nepal 2018 - ''Ethical Case Studies for the Role of Biological Psychiatry with Adolescents in Nepal: The Need for a National Dialogue'' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sensitised concerned stakeholders (Ministry of Health, Nepal Health Research Council, experts) to biopsychiatric research in the country and encouraged participation in theory of change workshops, KIIs & focus groups planned in Nepal in the coming months
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at Mental Wealth Festival in London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Two of the network members gave a talk at the Mental Wealth Festival in London introducing the IDEA (Identifying Depression Early in Adolescence) network to the wider public and highlighting the importance of research in this field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.mentalwealthfestival.co.uk/
 
Description Presentation by Helen Fisher with Anna Viduani on "Emerging findings from the IDEA interdisciplinary consortium" to SGDP Centre staff & students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Helen Fisher and Anna Viduani gave a talk on "Emerging findings from the IDEA interdisciplinary consortium to improve identification of adolescents at risk for depression across the globe" to 70 SGDP Centre staff & students at King's College London in December 2021, which sparked discussion about mental health risk screening and multi-country collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation for MQ new strategy launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Helen Fisher gave a presentation on her work as an MQ fellow and the IDEA Project for MQ as part of the launch of their new strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to the Nepal Health Research Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Encouraged development of biopsychiatric research in Nepal, such as the use of stem cell models in mental health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to the Nepal Health Research Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact One of the network members spoke to policymakers and practitioners in Nepal to encourage the development of biopsychiatric research in Nepal, such as the use of stem cell models in mental health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Press conference on ''Mental mental health in young people - the importance of early intervention'' at the Science Media Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I attended as expert in the field a press conference on "Mental health in young people - The importance of early intervention' at the Science Media Centre where several journalists from different newspapers (including the Guardian, Metro, Telegraph) were present and where we discussed about the importance of early detection and intervention of mental health problems in adolescents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Press release for Rocha et al (2020) JAACAP paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Through the IoPPN press office we released a press release on the Rocha et al (2020) JAACAP paper on the development of a risk prediction model for future development of depression among adolescents in Brazil which was subsequently tested in the UK and New Zealand. The press release was sent out widely to journalists in the UK, Brazil and internationally. It was picked up by a variety of media organisations across the World, including the following:

Sky News bulletin: Kay Burley @Breakfast
Transcript: 'Researchers at King's College London have developed a tool that can identify the risk of depression among young people. They analysed data from more than 2,000 adolescents to try to pinpoint which of them were likely to experience a major depressive disorder.

Talk Radio - News
Transcript 'Scientists think they could spot the signs of depression in teenagers before they even develop researchers at King's College London have come up with a set of questions based on the data more than 2000 Brazilian adolescents'

iRadio - News

Daily Mail Online: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7908447/Scientists-create-tool-identify-young-people-risk-suffering-depression.html

Medical Xpress: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-01-tool-depression-adolescence.html

Russian Times: https://www.rt.com/news/478897-new-tool-dignose-teens-depression/

ArabNews24: http://www.arabnews24.ca/en/World_news/50150.html

Asian News International (print)

Examples of coverage in India:

Times of India https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/researchers-develop-new-tool-to-identify-youths-at-high-risk-of-depression/articleshow/73517260.cms

Hindustan Times: https://www.hindustantimes.com/more-lifestyle/this-new-tool-can-predict-depression-risk-in-teens/story-dWvhzL6fde9WBSwosQaBgJ.html

Daily Excelsior: https://www.dailyexcelsior.com/new-tool-can-predict-depression-risk-in-teens-study/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7908447/Scientists-create-tool-identify-young-people-risk...
 
Description Q&A for The Times & MQ 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Christian Kieling was involved in "How to deal with anxiety and depression. Your questions answered" for The Times and MQ, where the public left their questions for experts to answer in a live discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-to-deal-with-anxiety-and-depression-your-questions-answered-t...
 
Description Radio interview on BBC World Update 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a radio interview on BBC World Update to talk about our recent publication introducing the screening tool to identify adolescents at high risk of depression
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/MondelliValeria/status/1220337717852147715?s=20
 
Description SRCD 2021 Virtual Biennial Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Multiple presentations by members of the IDEA consortium.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.srcd.org/event/srcd-2021-biennial-meeting
 
Description Seminário de Prevenção e Enfrentamento ao Suicídio na infância e na adolescência: Precisamos falar, Precisamos Agir 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event organized by the Brazilian National House of Representatives to a variety of stakeholders in Porto Alegre, Brasil.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Symposium at IEPA Early Intervention in Mental Health Conference (Nov 2021, Fisher, Kieling, Mondelli & Kohrt) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact How does depression develop and how can we identify adolescents who are at highest risk?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description TV interview on Sky News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a brief TV interview on our recent publication introducing a screening tool to identify adolescents at high risk of depression
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/MondelliValeria/status/1220100966906724352?s=20
 
Description Talk at The Brazilian Academy of Medicine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Christian Kieling gave a talk on the results of the IDEA Project at The Brazilian Academy of Medicine with attendess from all medical specialities, not just mental health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Talk at The Federal University of São Paulo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Christian Kieling gave a talk on the results of the IDEA Project at The Federal University of São Paulo.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Talk at private donors house for society dinner 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Helen Fisher provided a talk on research into youth mental health including the IDEA project at a private MQ donor's house on 19th September 2019. There were 25 people present from a range of professional backgrounds.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Lancet-World Psychiatric Association Commission on Depression Launch Webinar (Feb 2022, Kieling, Kohrt) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Time for united action on depression: a Lancet-World Psychiatric Association Commission - key recommendations for policy-makers, practitioners and their patients for early intervention in depression.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Theory of Change workshops in Nepal, Nigeria & Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Theory of Change workshops were held in Brazil, Nepal, and Nigeria with key stakeholders to aid planning of future aspects of the IDEA Project to move towards the final aim of reducing the number of adolescents suffering from depression - these involved multiple stakeholders (health-care workers, parents, adolescents, teachers, policy-makers, etc.) to discuss feasibility / acceptability - issues / solutions regarding a risk for depression screening tool, interventions for adolescents at high-risk depression, and implementation of the screening tool and prevention strategies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description VI Congresso Internacional e XXVI Congresso Nacional da ABENEPI. A saúde mental onde a vida acontece: ferramentas digitais para a mensuração de sintomas fora do consultório. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on digital phenotyping (including findings from the IDEA project) in mental health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Videos for International Day of Women & Girls in Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Valeria Mondelli and Helen Fisher made videos on their research, the IDEA Project and to encourage women to apply to science careers for MQ to share to as part of the International Day of Women & Girls in Science (twitter #WomenInScience)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/MQmentalhealth/status/1359834812140380160
 
Description Virtual presentation at UC Global Health 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Leehyun Yoon virtually presented the IDEA Project neuroimaging results (Reward- and Threat-Related Neural Activity Associated with Risk for Depression in Adolescents in a Middle-Income Country) at a local conference based at the UC Global Health Institute, which sparked questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description XV Congresso Gaúcho de Psiquiatria. Curso 6 - Atualização em Psiquiatria da Infância e Adolescência - Depressão 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Congress of the Rio Grande do Sul State Psychiatric Association
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description x2 abstracts for poster presentations at National Institute of Mental Health 10th Anniversary Conference: Global Mental Health Research without Borders 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact x2 abstracts for poster presentations:
1/. Identifying adolescents at risk for major depressive disorder: Development of a composite prediction risk score
2/. Ethical Case Studies for the Role of Biological Psychiatry with Adolescents in Nepal: The Need for a National Dialogue
Will showcase the development and use of the composite prediction risk score for early identification and intervention for adolescent depression / the importance of increasing biological psychiatric research in LMICs, such as Nepal and encourage discussion of future work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description x3 poster presentations at the MQ Mental Health Science Meeting 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 3 poster presentations:
1/. Identifying Depression Early in Adolescence (IDEA) Project - An Overview
2/. Predicting the risk of depression among adolescents exposed to traumatic life events in Nepal: The IDEA Project
3/. Biological substrates of depression in adolescents: The IDEA Project
Prompted discussions of future work packages - what an intervention could be and how to overcome potential issues with implementation e.g. in schools / clinic etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019