Hello and welcome to the risk and resilience group. We’re a research collective based at The University of Cambridge, led by Dr. Anne-Laura van Harmelen.

The group’s main focus is child and adolescent mental health and we are currently leading exciting research in the following areas; resilience in stressful situations, the effects of childhood adversity, and early suicide detection and prevention in adolescents.


The group’s mission is to investigate why some children and adolescents develop mental health problems, and others do not. Our vision is to use our research findings to improve the mental well being of people across the globe.