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Professor Miranda Wolpert

Head of Mental Health Priority Area, Wellcome Trust, United Kingdom

Professor Miranda Wolpert (@mirandarwolpert) heads the Mental Health Priority Area at Wellcome Trust. The aim of the priority area is to help create a world where no one is held back by mental health problems by developing improved interventions based on rigorous Mental Health Science. The focus of this programme of work is on addressing anxiety and depression in young people. Prof Wolpert teaches Evidence Based Research and Practice at UCL and founded an academic unit dedicated to bridging research and practice in youth mental health @EBPUnit. Prof Wolpert co-founded a learning collaboration focused on using evidence from routine practice to understand outcomes and impact @CORCcentral. Prof Wolpert has extensive experience as a clinician working with children and young people with mental health problems and advising policy makers in the UK.

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