Professor at IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society
1 Oct 2020
Jane Hurry is the Professor of the Psychology of Education at UCL, Institute of Education. Mental health has been a focus of her research over the course of her career, and, over the last two decades, centering on adolescent wellbeing and mental health and its interaction with education. She has researched both internalising (particularly depression and self-harm) and externalizing disorders (particularly conduct disorder and ADHD) addressing the ways in which mental health and affective issues interact with social functioning and learning. She has a particular interest in how the educational outcomes of young people are shaped by their mental health and the ways in which schools can maximise wellbeing and mental health in pupils to promote positive outcomes. She is currently researching the feasibility of Mental Health Support Teams in Further Education Colleges.