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.

What's on

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Humanities Society - "Objects, Bodies, and Emotions: How the Gas Mask Can Help Us Tell the History of Total War"

11/05/2021 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.

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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Peer Review Workshop

13/05/2021 at 19.00

Do you have an idea that you would like feedback on? Perhaps you would like to see if an argument you are writing is clear or makes sense? Maybe you would like to see if the data you are presenting in your paper flows well with your surrounding text?

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Beyond Borders: Women's Movements Around the World

14/05/2021 at 16.00

The Interdisciplinary Research Hub on Gender is hosting a collaborative event featuring academics and activists to give voice to feminist movements outside the Euro-American world.

Jazmin Scarlett

Science Society - The keys to the past: a mixed-methods approach to reconstructing the 1812 eruption of La Soufrière St. Vincent

14/05/2021 at 18.00

The Science Society organises regular talks during term time. Throughout this term, all talks take place as zoom meetings, make sure to register.

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