At the launch event, the inaugural JRFs within this exciting new fellowship programme presented their research to Linacre members and academics from the wider University, before enjoying a welcome dinner at College. One of the first CfC Junior Research Fellows is Dr Sakshi Ghai who says of her appointment:

“I am honoured to join Linacre College and convinced that my time at Linacre will inspire me to pursue not only academic excellence but work towards effecting institutional and cultural change.”

Sakshi completed her PhD in Psychology at the University of Cambridge with affiliations to the Department of Psychology and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. Currently based at the Oxford Internet Institute, her work reflects on applied research into the effects of digital technologies on adolescent well-being, and meta-scientific research into the diversity of behavioural science.

Also joining the fellowship is Dr Eve Twivy, who is a Clinical Psychologist with a particular interest in youth mental and physical health. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and MSc in Psychological Research at the University of Oxford, and her research focuses on understanding and treating adolescent mental health difficulties. This includes exploring the use of digital technology to improve access to effective and engaging psychological therapies. Eve says of joining the large JRF community at Linacre:

“I am delighted to join this interdisciplinary college community. I look forward to collaborating with other members to think about the future of youth wellbeing.”

Committee for Children is a United States based not-for-profit organisation that champions the cause of educating the whole child through research-based social-emotional learning programs, public service programs and advocacy. Established in 1979 by researchers of cultural anthropology at the University of Washington, the committee developed first-of-their-kind child-abuse prevention and social-emotional learning curricula. Today, these programs—along with additional programs and services—reach 27 million children worldwide.