Jessica Fritz

Dr Jessica Fritz

BSc MSc PhD

Jessica is a Research Associate in the Department of Psychiatry.

Jessica Fritz

Jessica conducted her BSc in Psychology and her Research MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology at Leiden University, in the Netherlands (2011-2016). She completed her PhD in Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge (2020). Since September 2020, Jessica is a Research Associate in the Department of Psychiatry and works together with Professor Tamsin Ford. Jessica also lectures and supervises for the Department of Psychology; specifically, for the Risk and Resilience Module of Psychological and Behavioural Sciences – 6, a course coordinated by Professor Claire Hughes. 

Jessica’s research aims to identify and examine psychosocial factors that mitigate (the development of) mental health problems across the lifecourse, factors such as self-esteem or distress tolerance. Her research focusses both on population representative groups of people, as well as specifically on those people with a history of adverse experiences (i.e. traumatic events [e.g. a severe car crash] or severely stressful series of events [e.g. repeatedly witnessing intimate partner violence]). Knowledge about psychosocial factors can inform translational research on screening, prevention and treatment of mental health problems, and may thereby eventually aid mental health promotion. A more recent component of Jessica’s research is to investigate the promotive effect of psychosocial factors during the stress- and often isolation-inducing COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, another area of her research focusses on the overlap and comorbidity between physical and mental health problems. Jessica’s research has in the past predominantly been supported by the Medical Research Council and is currently mainly supported by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre.

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WRE 2021

(Virtual) Wolfson Research Event 2021

28/04/2021 at 10.00

The 2021 Wolfson Research Event takes place from 28 April to 4 May. Browse through the schedule and register below.

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Humanities Society - The World of the Village Watchman in Colonial Eastern India

04/05/2021 at 18.00

The Humanities Society organises regular talks during term time. During Easter term 2021, all talks take place as zoom webinars, make sure to register.

Dr Nicola Rollock

Lee Lecture - The Rules of Racial Standing: Race and Racism in the Era of the Public Lynching of George Floyd

05/05/2021 at 18.00

This year's Lee Seng Tee Distinguished lecture will be given by Dr Nicola Rollock, Senior Adviser to the Vice-chancellor on Race & Higher Education.

Adeel Khan

Green Society - How to use the power of social media for good?

13/05/2021 at 18.00

The Green Society organises regular talks during term time. During Easter term 2021, all talks take place as zoom webinars, make sure to register.

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