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Miss Evelyn Antony

Research Student

Research Student in the School of Education
Postgraduate Associate of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing


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Evelyn Mary-Ann Antony is a DDS-funded doctoral student at the School of Education, Durham University, supervised by Professor Nadin Beckmann and Professor Steve Higgins.

Prior to her PhD, she completed her undergraduate degree in MA Psychology (Honours) at The University of Edinburgh and a MPhil in Education (Psychology) at the University of Cambridge. She conducts interdisciplinary research and is affiliated with the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing, as a postgraduate associate and doctoral student. She is actively engaged in activities within the School of Education, having been elected as the postgraduate research SSCC (student-staff consultative committeee) representative in the first year of her PhD in 2022/23, as well as being the postgraduate teaching assistant for the 'Education, Mental Health and Wellbeing' module in 2023/24.

Alongside her doctoral studies, Evelyn serves as a peer reviewer for the Development and Psychopathology Journal, the Psychreg Journal of Psychology (also editorial board member), and the Cambridge Educational Research e-Journal. Since 2022, Evelyn has been an external board member  for the Cambridge Wellbeing and Inclusion Special Interest Group (SIG) Blog, providing feedback and editing PhD students' and research associates' articles. She has graduate membership with The British Psychological Society (BPS), having completed BPS-accredited undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. 

Evelyn has previously worked for organisations and schools, supporting children and young adults with mental health issues and special educational needs. She has actively advocated positive mental health and wellbeing at universities through various initiatives including being: Women's Welfare Representative at her college in Durham University (2022/23), being a Student Minds representative at the University of Cambridge (2021/22) and a Community Outreach Ambassador at The University of Edinburgh (2019/20). Besides academia, she has previously worked in events management, in advertising, and in higher education. 

For her doctoral project, Evelyn is conducting a multidimensional assessment of emotional dysregulation, a key mechanism, that explains the prevalence and trajectory of youth psychopathological issues. Specifically, she will be focusing on the associations between parenting practices, ADHD symptoms and emotional dysregulation with a key interest in middle childhood (ages 6-12), utilising data from two cohorts: The UK Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) and the Zurich Project for Social Development from Childhood to Adulthood (z-proso). 

Research interests

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Creative School-Based Interventions
  • Educational Psychology
  • Emotional Dysregulation
  • Longitudinal Data and Birth Cohorts
  • Multivariate Analysis Methods
  • Youth Psychopathology


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