Our Team

There is a hard-working and dedicated team behind CAMHS.Digital.

Kathryn Abel

kathryn abelKathryn Abel is a Professor of Psychological Medicine, Director and Founder of the Centre for Women’s Health (CWMH) at the University of Manchester. She is also an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH), and Director of the CAMHS.Digital research unit. Her interests include maternal condition and its effects on offspring cognitive development; parenting as a mediator of maternal effects; and the outcomes of children of parents with mental illness. She has had over 150 publications and edited several books in this area, with a number of international collaborations in Scandinavia, Australia and America. She also has a wealth of experience working as a mental health clinician with those who have severe mental illness.

Pauline Whelan

pauline whelanDr Pauline Whelan is Co-Director of the CAMHS.Digital research unit. She is based at the Centre for Women’s Mental Health and the Centre for Health Informatics, University of Manchester. She has worked across a portfolio of health informatics projects for 10+ years, with a particular focus on digital mental health.  She is currently also the technical lead of a national programme to improve the lives of people with Cystic Fibrosis.  She draws on mHealth, wearables, virtual/augmented reality, actionable analytics and data science to find new ways to improve health and social outcomes for vulnerable groups.

Rachel Kendall

Rachel Kendall is the Research Assistant for the CAMHS.Digital research unit. She completed her Psychology BSc at Lancaster University in 2012, graduating with First Class Honours. Throughout her studies and in the following years, she worked and volunteered in several roles, helping vulnerable children, young people and their families. Her ambition to make a difference through research led her to return to university, and in 2017 she graduated with a Child Development MSc (Distinction) from Keele University. During this time, she conducted research into the social isolation faced by vulnerable young people and their families, as well as research into the health literacy of young children and their parents.

Angela Parker

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