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Joanna Lockwood

Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



I am a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham based in the National Institute of Health Research MindTech MedTech Co-operative ( MindTech is a national centre focusing on the development, adoption and evaluation of new technologies for mental healthcare. At MindTech I am interested in exploring how new technologies can advance psychological understanding, support and communication around self-harm/suicidality and youth mental health more broadly, and the ethical implications of this work. I am currently focused on co-producing a novel collaborative assessment and intervention tool (CaTS-app) which helps young people to tell the story of their self-harm journey. I am interested in understanding and supporting the needs of those who support young people through their mental health challenges, including parents and families and community based education and healthcare practitioners. My work has a strong co-production and involvement focus.

My PhD in applied psychology explored impulsivity and self-harm in adolescence and involved work in school, further education and community-based settings.

Prior to joining MindTech, I spent a number of years within education and third sector organisations including over a decade working with young people, parents/carers, education and health professionals as Education Editor at RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) where I gained insight into the need to strengthen links between families, education and healthcare provision.

I am a lecturer and project supervisor on the MSc Mental Health: Research & Practice within the Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology at UoN. I am an associate member of the Self-Harm Research Group (SHRG).

Expertise Summary

Self-harm and suicidal ideation and attempt in young people; parent-carer support needs; emotion-based impulsivity; digital mental health and young people; co-production and involvement in mental health research

Recent Publications

  • LOCKWOOD, J, BABBAGE, C, THYNNE, I, BIRD, K, BARSKY, A, CLARK, D and TOWNSEND, E, 2023. A comparison of temporal pathways to self-harm in adolescents compared to adults: an early test of the CaTS-online card-sort tool using Indicator Wave Analysis Frontiers in Psychiatry. 12(13:938003),
  • FRENCH, B, QUAIN, E, KILGARIFF, J, LOCKWOOD, J and DALEY, D, 2023. The impact of sleep difficulties in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder on the family: A thematic analysis, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. J Clin Sleep Med. 19(10), 1735-1741
  • MACDONALD, C, CAIMINO, C, BURNS-O'CONNELL, G, HARTLEY, D, LOCKWOOD, J, SEREDA, M, WHITMER, W, CIMA, R, TURTON, L and HOARE, DJ, 2023. Tinnitus, suicide, and suicidal ideation: a scoping review of primary research Brain Sciences. 13(10), 1496
  • MINDEL, C, OPPONG, C and LOCKWOOD, J, 2022. Alienated and unsafe: Experiences of the first national Covid-19 lockdown for vulnerable young people (aged 11-24 years) as revealed in web-based therapeutic sessions with mental health practitioners. Couns Psychotherapy Res. 22(3), 708-724

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