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Charity boss wants to attract new researchers to mental health


Fundraiser calls for mixed teams and data scientists to explore issue

An expert in mental health research wants to see more multidisciplinary groups to turn their attentions towards mental wellbeing, arguing that there is a “dearth of talent in this area”.

Speaking at the Universities UK annual conference in Newcastle, Emily Wheeler—head of philanthropy and partnerships at the mental health research organisation MQ—said that researchers from backgrounds such as engineering and data science could turn their attention to studying the topic.

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