Iryna Culpin

Iryna Culpin

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  • Lecturer in Child & Adolescent Mental Health (Teaching and Research), Methodologies
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    Research interests (short)

    The negative influence of parental depression of offspring development is well-established, however, many children adapt successfully. It is important to understand the processes that underlie both adverse and adaptive outcomes in offspring of those parents who experience depression. Dr Culpin is particularly interested in disentangling complex mechanisms that underpin intergenerational transmission of mental health risks in families, with specific focus on environmental and familial factors, such as family structure (e.g., father absence, parental divorce and separation), parenting, parent-child relationship, and parental confidence. Her Wellcome Trust funded programme of research examines the role that fathers play in shaping child development in the context of maternal postnatal depression using inter-disciplinary methodology, including epidemiological and advanced statistical analyses of complex longitudinal datasets, observational methods to assess emotional and behavioural quality of parent-child interactions, and in-depth qualitative interviews.

    Biographical details

    Dr Culpin completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of the West of England (Bristol, UK). She continued her postgraduate studies at the Department of Experimental Psychology (University of Bristol), completing her MSc in Neuropsychology. She obtained her PhD in Psychiatric Epidemiology at the School of Social and Community Medicine (University of Bristol). Prior to joining the Department of Child and Family Health in 2023, she worked as a research fellow (University of Bristol) and senior lecturer in Psychology (Manchester Metropolitan University). 

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 1 - No Poverty
    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action

    Education/Academic qualification

    Psychiatric Epidemiology, Doctor of Philosophy, The association between father absence and depressive symptoms in adolescent girls: the role of timing of menarche, socioeconomic and familial factors., School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, England.

    1 Oct 200920 Dec 2013

    Award Date: 30 Oct 2013

    Neuropsychology, Master of Science, MSc in Neuropsychology; First Class (Distinction), MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit, School of Experimental Psychology & School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, UK

    1 Sept 200720 Oct 2009

    Award Date: 19 Oct 2009

    Psychology, Bachelor of Science, BSc (Hons) in Psychology; First Class Honours, University of the West of England, Bristol

    1 Sept 20031 Oct 2007

    Award Date: 19 Oct 2007

    External positions

    Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, UK

    1 Oct 201331 Oct 2023

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