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Miss Evelyn Antony

Research Student

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


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. During the academic year of 2022/23, she was elected as the postgraduate research SSCC (student-staff consultative committeee) representative in the School of Education. Evelyn is currently the postgraduate teaching assistant for EDUC3401 module, 'Education, Mental Health and Wellbeing' (2023-24).

Alongside her doctoral studies, Evelyn serves as a peer reviewer and editorial board member for the Psychreg Journal of Psychology, and is an external board member and blog editor for the Cambridge Wellbeing and Inclusion Special Interest Group (SIG) Blog. She is also a peer reviewer for the Development and Psychopathology Journal, as well as the Cambridge Educational Research e-Journal. She has graduate membership with The British Psychological Society (BPS), having completed BPS-accredited undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. 

Evelyn has previously worked for various 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 initiatives including being: Women's Welfare Representative at Ustinov College (2022/23), Durham University and a Community Ambassador for Women's Aid
(Cambridge). She has previously engaged in similar initiatives, including being a Student Minds representative at the University of Cambridge and a Community Outreach Ambassador at The University of Edinburgh. Besides academia, she has previously worked in events management, in advertising, and in higher education. 

Evelyn mainly explores mechanisms that are prevalent in mental health illnesses during youth, utilising longitudinal data from birth cohorts, including the UK Millennium Cohort Study. She has published her research in a range of psychology research blogs, magazines and peer-reviewed journals, and is an active mental health blogger and advocate. 

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 how the mechanism can be conceptualised in the context of middle childhood (ages 6-12) and how to tackle some of the key challenges of measuring emotional dysregulation in large cohorts.

Research interests

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


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