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Mary Barker

Postdoctoral researcher

About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher working in the Unit of Integrative Epidemiology at the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM). My main research interests concern mental illness and risk of infectious diseases, mainly focusing on COVID-19. My current projects focus on the associations between mental illness and vaccination uptake, using data from cohort studies and Swedish registers. I am also investigating psychological factors associated with COVID-19 severity.


BSc Biology, University of Bath, UK (2012-2016)

MPH Masters in Public Health, Imperial College, London, UK (2016-2017)

PhD, University of York, UK (2017-2021) Thesis title: Anxiety and depression in children and young people with life-limiting conditions