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Jessica Armitage

Miss Jessica Armitage

Research Associate, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

School of Medicine

Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ


I am a Research Associate based at the Wolfson Centre for Young People's Mental Health. My research focuses on population changes in child and adolescent mental health. I am particularly interested in time trends and in understanding the factors that may have contributed to recent increases in depression and anxiety. I am also interested in resilience and predictors of positive mental health and wellbeing, and have previously conducted research on resilience following peer victimisation.






Book sections

  • Bartels, M., Nes, R. B., Armitage, J. M., van de Wijer, M. P., de Vries, L. P. and Haworth, C. M. A. 2022. Exploring the biological basis for happiness. In: Helliwell, J. et al. eds. World Happiness Report 2022. New York: Sustainable Development Solutions Network, pp. 105-126.


I have experience in designing and delivering teaching. Previous roles have included:

  • Teaching Fellow at Queen Mary University (2022, Nature, Nurture and Mental Health, International Course for Medical students)
  • Teaching Assistant at University of Bristol (2020-21, Genes and Behaviour, BSc Psychology)
  • Teaching Assistant at University of Bristol (2020-21, Biological Psychology and Developmental Differences, BSc Educational Psychology
  • Teaching Assistant at University of Bristol (2017-21, Foundations of Psychology, BSc Psychology)


Education and qualifications

  • 2021: PhD, University of Bristol
  • 2017: MSc in Research Methods in Psychology, University of Bristol.
  • 2014: BSc (Hons) in Psychology, University of Reading.