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King’s College London students invited to be part of paid Global Student Working group

Recently, Professor Kristin Cleverley, Chair of the Student & Youth Mental Health Research Initiative, was awarded a Connaught Global Challenge Award to support the development of a Global Research Network to Advance Student Mental Health.

This global research network will identify, develop, and apply shared, research-driven best practices in student mental health and will support the next generation of student mental health researchers. Leveraging this additional support from the University of Toronto Connaught Global Challenge Program, the SYMHRI is currently developing collaborative, interdisciplinary research partnerships with leading global student and youth mental health researchers, inclusive of students, from CAMH, the Student Mental Health Research Network (SMaRteN) led by King’s College London, National Taiwan University, and the Brain and Mind Centre at The University of Sydney.

To support the development of this global student mental health research network, we are developing a Global Student Working Group comprising of student representatives from across our international university partners. 

The Global Student Working Group will ensure student voice is centred at every stage of this partnership and will create space for the development of new and innovative international student collaborations and connections back to their respective student networks.

We are looking for a small group of current King’s College London students interested in participating in the inaugural 12-month term of the Global Student Working Group. 

Current King’s students who have student mental health research experience, are interested in pursuing academic research, and/or bring international perspectives are encouraged to apply. Students may exemplify a diversity of student mental health research expertise, which may include previous or current academic, professional, or volunteer experience in mental health research. Examples of research experience include but are not limited to: research assistant roles, student staff/internship positions, stakeholder advisory roles, and program or course-based research. Mental health research experience does not need to be within the context of health or social sciences.

The Global Student Working Group Call for Applications is now live and will close Sunday, 21st November: The opportunity is paid through the University of Toronto (~30 per month over 12 month period)?.

Additional information about the project and collaborators can be found here. We invite students and staff who are interested in hearing about future opportunities for engagement with this network to sign up for our mailing list.

We look forward to sharing more about this initiative in the upcoming months. In the meantime, please do connect with [email protected] with any questions regarding the Global Student Working Group.

For full Terms of Reference, click here.


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